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future

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈfjuːtʃər/
B1 happening or existing in the time that is to come: future plans in future years What will we leave for future generations?In the future and soon
future tense the form of the verb that is used to talk about something that will happenVerb forms, tenses and types of verbs
Translations of “future”
in Korean 미래의…
in Arabic مُسْتَقْبَل…
in Portuguese futuro…
in Catalan (del) futur…
in Japanese 将来の…
in Italian futuro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 未來的, 將來的, (文法中)將來時的,將來式的…
in Russian будущий…
in Turkish gelecekte olacak, bundan sonra…
in Chinese (Simplified) 未来的, 将来的, (语法中)将来时的,将来式的…
in Polish przyszły…
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