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Tenses – Simple future 1st Conjugation Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in Grammar

The simple future is used to express an action which occurs only once in the future. It is formed with the particle θα (tha) = will plus the verb. The most of the verbs change their form when they are used to form the future tense. Few of the do not change their form. The verbs have the same characteristics as the verbs which form the simple past. So, it will be useful for you to refer to the past tense post .

Verbs with the same form in the future tense.


Θα είμαι (tha eeme) I will be
Θα έχω (tha eho) I will have
Θα ξέρω (tha xero) I will know
Θα πάω (tha pao) I will go


Verbs with the different form in the future tense

1st Conjugation:

  • Verbs which end in: -νω, -ζω, θω, like :

Ετοιμάζω, πείθω, ζωγραφίζω.

Ex. Κλείνω = to close

Θα κλείσω I will close Tha kleeso
Θα κλείσεις you will close Tha kleesies
Θα κλείσει He,she,it will close Tha kleesee
Θα κλείσουμε We will close Tha kleesoyme
Θα κλείσετε You will close Tha kleesete
Θα κλείσουν They will close Tha kleesoyn


  • Verbs which end in: -πω, -βω,-φω,-εύω,-αύω, like:

γιατρεύω, βάφω, ιππεύω, κρύβω.

Ex. Κόβω = to cut

Θα κόψω I will cut Tha kopso
Θα κόψεις you will cut Tha kopsies
Θα κόψει He,she,it will cut Tha kopsee
Θα κόψουμε We will cut Tha kopsoyme
Θα κόψετε You will cut Tha kopsete
Θα κόψουν They will cut Tha kopsoyn


  • Verbs which end in: -κω, -γω,-χω,-σκω,-γνω,-ζω like:

διδάσκω, παίζω, ρίχνω, ανοίγω.

Ex. αγγίζω = to touch

Θα αγγίξω I will touch Tha agikso
Θα αγγίξεις you will touch Tha agiksies
Θα αγγίξει He,she,it will touch Tha agiksee
Θα αγγίξουμε We will touch Tha agiksoyme
Θα αγγίξετε You will touch Tha agiksete
Θα αγγίξουν They will touch Tha agiksoyn


A short exercise for you:

Fill the blanks with the future form of the verb in  the brackets

1.  Εσυ___________του χρόνου στην πάτρα; (διδάσκω)

2. ___________ αργά το βράδυ σήμερα. (επιστρέφω)

3. Τι  __________ μαζί σου στην εκδρομή Πέτρο. (πέρνω)

4. Τελικά ___________το αυτοκίνητο που μου είπες;(αγοράζω)

5. Αν σου δείξω την φωτογραφία __ ____με _______ ; (πιστεύω)

6. Τι ______του _____ αν σε ρωτήσει; (ρωτάω)

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