Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds Naturally Frisian also has a future tense. The verb “sille” (shall) is used to express an intention or a future tense.
Skip to 0 minutes and 19 seconds “Wat sille jim útfine?” What are you going to do? “Ik sil yn ‘e bibleteek studearje.” I’m going to study in the library. This is the present tense of “sille”. “Ik sil”, “do silst”, “hy sil”, “sy sil”, “it sil”, “wy sille”, “jim sille”, “sy sille”, “jo sille”.
Skip to 0 minutes and 53 seconds The verb “sille” is a modal verb. And so the construction follows the same pattern. Subject, “sille”, rest, action verb. For example, “Ik sil drave.” I’m going to run. “Hy sil takom jier wer studearje.” Next year he’s going to study again. “Ik sil oer in healoere te sporten.” In half an hour, I’m going to do some exercise.
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Future tense with sille
The verb sille (shall) can be used to express an intention or a future tense.
This is the present tense of sille:
|hy - sy/se - it||sil|
The verb sille is a modal verb and so the construction follows the same pattern:
subject – sille – rest – action verb
|Ik sil drave.||I am going to run.|
|Ik sil oer in healoere te sporten.||In half an hour I am going to do some exercise.|
|Hy sil takom jier wer studearje.||Next year he is going to study again.|
Sentences with sille and an action verb express an intention, like ‘going to’:
|Wat sille jim útfine?||What are you going to do?|
|Ik sil yn ‘e bibleteek studearje.||I am going to study in the library.|
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