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Expressing "will" with "hui"

会 (huì) has multiple uses, but in this context, it is being used to express the possibility of an action happening in the future.

Basic Usage

Structure

As well as expressing a learned skill, 会 (huì) can also be used to indicate that something will happen or that someone will do something.

Subj. + 会 + Verb + Obj.

Examples

  • 明天 你 来 吗 ? Míngtiān nǐ huì lái ma?Will you come tomorrow?
  • 来 看 你 吗? huì lái kàn nǐ ma?Will he come to see you?
  • 明天 下雨 吗? Míngtiān huì xiàyǔ ma?Will it rain tomorrow?
  • 我 出去 一下,很 快 回来。 Wǒ chūqù yīxià, hěnkuài huì huílái.I'm going out for a little while. I'll come back very soon.
  • 老板 同意 吗?Lǎobǎn huì tóngyì ma?Will the boss agree?
  • 你 女儿 听 你 的 话。Nǐ nǚér huì tīng nǐ de huà.Your daughter will listen to you.
  • 下班 以后 , 我 给 你 打 电话。 Xiàbān yǐhòu, wǒ huì gěi nǐ dǎ diànhuà.After getting off work, I will give you a call.

Negating 会 (huì) with 不 (bù)

Nothing new here. You remember everyone's favorite Negative Nelly 不 (bù), right?

Structure

Subj. + 不 + 会 + Verb + Obj.

Examples

  • 我们 不 会 告诉 你。 Wǒmen bù huì gàosu nǐ.We won't tell you.
  • 不 会 跟 你 结婚 。 bù huì gēn nǐ jiéhūn.He won't marry you.
  • 今晚 我 不 会 在 外面 吃饭 。 Jīnwǎn wǒ bù huì zài wàimiàn chīfàn.Tonight I will not eat out.

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