Beginner #26 - Future endeavors

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Hej hej!
Hello!
Nu är jag i London och vädret är strålande, även om man säger att det alltid regnar här. Thomas och gänget tar väl hand om mig. Jag ska stanna här i en vecka. Snart ska de visa mig runt i stan. Vi tänker gå till Piccadilly Circus och Buckingham Palace. Sen får vi se. Imorgon ska jag gå på musikal. Thomas och grabbarna är inte så sugna men Thomas har en svensk tjejkompis som kommer att följa med mig.
I'm in London now and the weather is splendid even though you say that it's always raining here. Thomas and the gang take good care of me. I'm going to stay here for a week. They'll show me around the city soon. We are going to go to Piccadily Circus and Buckingham Palace. Then we'll see. Tomorrow I'm going to a musical. Thomas and the lads aren't up for it but Thomas has a Swedish friend that will go with me.
Hoppas ni har det lika bra som jag.
I hope you are doing as good as I am.
Kram, Anders
Hugs, Anders
  
få se
will see about that
  
gäng
gang, posse, bunch
  
komma att
be going to
  
kram
hug
  
lika
just as
  
musikal
musical
  
stanna
stop something, stay
  
strålande
radiating
  
ta hand om
take care of, nurse
  
tjejkompis
girlfriend
  
visa runt
show around

Future

As in English, there is no particular verb form to express future, which you could find in, for instance, romance languages. Instead, we use auxiliary verbs to express this.

skola

Anders ska(ll) gå på musikal.
Anders is going to a musical.

Ska expresses a strong intention or demand. The future action is more or less decided.

Ska is traditionally written skall which is slowly disappearing. It’s rather individual how you want to write it. For formal language, the latter is advised.

komma att

Imorgon kommer det att regna.
It will rain tomorrow.

The intentions expressed with komma att are not as written in stone like skola. It expresses a kind of prediction.

tänka

Jag tänker gå en kurs i Svenska.
I’m going to / planning to take a course in Swedish.

This way of talking about the future expresses a kind of plan to do something.

Remember that the explanations are tips for you how to use them. The borders are, of course, a bit fuzzy. You’ll develop a feeling for these expressions over time.

Present tense

You can also use present tense to talk about something you will be doing in the future.

Snart går jag.
I will be going / leaving soon.

Assignments

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