Immediate Future in -(으)ㄹ께요

I have learned 2 ways to express future and learned another way.  This one  is called immediate future, performed by attaching -(으)ㄹ 께요 (eu/lkkeyo) to plain base of a processive verbs only (one that can take direct objects).  The verb ending ㄹ께요 (lkkeyo)  is added to vowel ending verb while for consonant ending verb 을께요 (eulkeyo) is added:

  • 쓸께요 (Sseulkkeyo) – will write
  • 할께요 (halkkeyo) – will do
  • 읽을께요 (ilkeulkkeyo) – will read
  • 앉을께요 (anjeulkkeyo) – will sit

Immediate future when used is always on a first person basis , the speaker is doing the action.   Below are some examples of its use:

  • 에레베이터 앞에서 기다리고 있을께요 (Elevetor apeso kidarigo isseulkkeyo) I will be waiting for you in fron tof the elevator.
  • 내일 갈께요 (Naeil kalkkeyo) I will go tomorrow.

Statements in this style gives assurance or certainty that the action will be performed.  Using this style normally denotes a promise-like future that is within the control of the speaker.


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