Futur 2

The Futur 2 (future perfect) is the second – less used – future tense in German. It is actually the least used tense in German. It expresses the assumption that an action will have been already completed by a particular point in the future.

Formation

We form it by using the conjugated form of the verb werden‘ (to become) and then add the Partizip 2 (past participle) of the corresponding verb + the Hilfsverb (auxiliary verb) ‘sein‘ or ‘haben‘.

Personalpronomen | Personal pronounsFutur 2
ichwerde + Partizip 2 + sein / haben
duwirst + Partizip 2 + sein / haben
er, sie, eswird + Partizip 2 + sein / haben
wirwerden + Partizip 2 + sein / haben
ihrwerdet + Partizip 2 + sein / haben
siewerden + Partizip 2 + sein / haben

So far so complicated. Let’s have a look at some examples:

sehenmachen
ichwerde gesehen habenwerde gemacht haben
duwirst gesehen habenwirst gemacht haben
er, sie, eswird gesehen habenwird gemacht haben
wir werden gesehen habenwerden gemacht haben
ihrwerdet gesehen habenwerdet gemacht haben
siewerden gesehen habenwerden gemacht haben

Luckily, as already mentions, the future 2 is rarely used in German. But its still good to know what it means and when people use it.

Other tenses in German:

Overview | Präsens | Präteritum | Perfekt| Plusquamperfekt | Futur 1

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