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.
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 pronouns||Futur 2|
|ich||werde + Partizip 2 + sein / haben|
|du||wirst + Partizip 2 + sein / haben|
|er, sie, es||wird + Partizip 2 + sein / haben|
|wir||werden + Partizip 2 + sein / haben|
|ihr||werdet + Partizip 2 + sein / haben|
|sie||werden + Partizip 2 + sein / haben|
So far so complicated. Let’s have a look at some examples:
|ich||werde gesehen haben||werde gemacht haben|
|du||wirst gesehen haben||wirst gemacht haben|
|er, sie, es||wird gesehen haben||wird gemacht haben|
|wir||werden gesehen haben||werden gemacht haben|
|ihr||werdet gesehen haben||werdet gemacht haben|
|sie||werden gesehen haben||werden 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.
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