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Present Tense as Future Tense

In the introduction to Present Tense I’ve told you, that almost every verb has a pair in the Polish Language. One of the verb in the pair is imperfective and one is perfective. I’ve also told you, that you can use only imperfective verbs in Present Tense. Have you been wondering, what would happen, if you use a perfective verb in Present Tense? The answer is quite surprising! If you apply the Present Tense endings to a perfective verb, then in the result you will get a verb in Future Tense!

Examples

Imperfective verb Perfective verb
Piszę książkę. - I’m writing a book. Napiszę książkę. - I’ll write a book.
Czytam książkę. - I’m reading a book. Przeczytam książkę. - I’ll read a book.
Kupuję mieszkanie. - I’m buing a flat. Kupię mieszkanie. - I’ll buy a flat.
Robię zadaniedomowe. - I’m doing homework. Zrobię zadaniedomowe. - I’ll do homework.
Buduję dom. - I’m building a house. Zbuduję dom. - I’ll build a house.

Isn’t that amazing? While learning Present Tense, you also mastered one of the Future Tenses!

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