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will

modal verb
 
 
strong /wɪl/ weak /wəl, əl/
FUTURE A2 used to talk about what is going to happen in the future, especially things that you are certain about: Claire will be five next month. I'll see him on Saturday. She'll have a great time.In the future and soon
ABLE/WILLING A1 used to talk about what someone or something is willing or able to do: Ask Susie if she'll take them. I've asked her but she won't come. The car won't start.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
ASK A2 used to ask someone to do something or to politely offer something to someone: Will you give me her address? Will you have a drink with us, Phil?Suggestions and proposals
IF A2 used in conditional sentences that start with 'if' and use the present tense: If he's late again I'll be very angry.
HAPPENING OFTEN used to talk about something that often happens, especially something annoying: Accidents will happen. He will keep talking when I'm trying to concentrate.Frequency and regularity - general words
it/that will be mainly UK used to talk about what is probably true: That will be Helen at the front door. That will be his mother with him. True, real, false, and unreal
Translations of “will”
in Arabic سَوْف, يُريد, هَلْ؟…
in Korean (미래를 예측하여)-일 것이다, (의지의 의미로)-할 것이다, 부탁을 할 때 쓰임…
in Malaysian boleh tak, boleh, sanggup…
in French vouloir, vouloir (bien), il arrive que…
in Turkish ...acek/ecak, ...er/acak/ecek, ...mısınız/misiniz…
in Italian usato per esprimere il futuro, volere, usato per chiedere a qualcuno di fare qualcosa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 能/願意, 能, 願意…
in Russian вспом. гл. для образования формы будущего времени, намереваться, собираться…
in Polish wyraża przyszłość, chcieć, zechcieć…
in Vietnamese dùng trong câu mệnh lệnh, sẵn sàng, tất nhiên…
in Spanish querer, desear, (para expresar voluntad)…
in Portuguese usado para falar sobre o que vai acontecer no futuro, usado para falar sobre o que alguém ou algo está disposto a fazer ou é capaz de fazer, usado para pedir algo a alguém…
in Thai จะ ใช้เวลาขอร้องหรือออกคำสั่ง, แสดงความเต็มใจ, ระบุสิ่งที่จะเกิดขึ้น…
in German wollen, werden, werden (immer)…
in Catalan s’utilitza per a parlar del futur amb certesa, s’utilitza per a expressar el que algú vol o pot fer, s’utilitza per a demanar a algú que faci alguna cosa…
in Japanese (文法)未来を示す助動詞, ~(する)つもりだ, (疑問文で)~してくれませんか…
in Indonesian sudilah, akan, biasa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 能/愿意, 能, 愿意…
(Definition of will modal verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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