Future Tense

Japanese Lesson 15 (Future Tense & Weather)

Duration: 30 mins

This 15th lesson deals with the future tense in Japanese. In addition I included a vocabulary list about weather expressions. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Japanese Classes.

Future

The future is one of the 3 tenses (present, past, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the future tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Japanese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Future Tense in Japanese

Future Japanese
I will see you私はあなたを見るでしょう。 [Watasi wa anata wo miru deshoo.]
I will write with a pen私はペンで書くでしょう。 [Watasi wa pen de kaku deshoo.]
You will love applesあなたはリンゴが好きになるでしょう。 [Anata wa ringo ga sukini naru deshoo.]
You will give moneyあなたは金を与えるでしょう。 [Anata wa kane wo ataeru deshoo.]
You will play tennisあなたはテニスをするでしょう。 [Anata wa tenisu wo suru deshoo.]
He will read a book彼は本を読むでしょう。 [Kare wa hon wo yomu deshoo.]
He will understand me彼は私を理解するでしょう。 [Kare wa watashi wo rikai suru deshoo.]
She will have a cat彼女は猫を飼うでしょう。 [Kanojo wa neko wo kau deshoo.]
She will know you彼女はあなたを知るでしょう。 [Kanojo wa anata wo siru deshoo.]
We will want to see you私たちはあなたを見るでしょう。 [Watasi tachi wa anata wo miru deshoo.]
We will think about you私たちはあなたのことを考えるでしょう。 [Watasi tachi wa anata no koto wo kanngaeru deshoo.]
You (plural) will work hereあなたたちはここで働くでしょう。 [Anata tachi wa koko de hataraku deshoo.]
You (plural) will speak Frenchあなたたちはフランス語を話すでしょう。 [Anata tachi wa Furansu go wo hanasu deshoo.]
They will drive a car彼らは車を運転するでしょう。 [Karera wa kuruma wo unten suru deshoo.]
They will smile彼らはほほえむでしょう。 [karera wa hohoemu deshoo.]

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Weather Expressions

Below is a list of 26 words related to weather expressions. Knowing these terms can enable you discuss weather conditions with friends.

Weather Expressions in Japanese

Weather Japanese
Autumn秋 [aki]
Cloudy曇り [kumori]
Cold冷たい [tsumetai]
Foggy霧の立ち込めた [kiri no tachikometa]
Hot熱い [atsui]
Humid湿度 [shitsudo]
Rain雨 [ame]
Rainy雨降りの [amefuri no]
Snow雪 [yuki]
Snowing雪の降る [yuki no furu]
Spring春 [haru]
Storm嵐 [arasi]
Summer夏 [natsu]
Sun太陽 [taiyou]
Sunny日の照る [hi no teru]
Umbrella傘 [kasa]
Warm暖かい [atatakai]
Wind風 [kaze]
Windy風の強い [kaze no tsuyoi]
Winter冬 [fuyu]

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Daily Conversation in Japanese

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Japanese Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Japanese

English Japanese
It is raining雨が降っている。 [Ame ga futte iru.]
It is sunny晴れている。 [Hare te iru.]
It is windy風が強いです。 [Kaze ga tsuyoi desu.]
Today is nice weather今日はよい天気です。 [Kyou wa yoi tenki desu.]
Yesterday was bad weather昨日は悪い天気でした。 [Kinou ha warui tenki desita.]
It's freezing凍ってる [kootteru]
It's cold寒い [samui]
It's hot暑い [atsui]
So soまあまあ [maa maa]

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.❞ ‒Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Congratulations! You finished your 15th lesson in Japanese about the future tense, and weather expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Japanese Lesson 16. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Japanese homepage.