The future tense of the verb to be is formed by adding pral after the subject.
I will be late. - M pral anreta.
We will be surprised. - Nou pral sezi.
This will be a great day. Sa pral yon gran jou.
She will be a great painter. Li pral yon gran pent.
Those will be ripe. Sa yo pral mi.
That car will be yours. Machin sa pral pa w.
These shoes will be hers. Soulye sa yo pral pa li.
Let’s review. Translate the following sentences.
1. The oranges will be ripe.
2. That house will be mine.
Negative and Future Tense of the verb To Be = Subject + Pa + Pral
Contracted form = Subject + Pap
Regular form: M pa pral la. (I will not be here.)
Contracted: M pap l.a (Iwill not be here.)
Regular form: M pa pral nan machin nan. (I will not be in the car.)
Contracted: M pap nan machin nan. (I will not be in the car)
Regular form: Chantal pa pral chante. (Chantal will not sing)
Contracted: Chantal pap chante. (Chantal will not sing)
Regular form: Zoranj yo pa pral mi. (The oranges will not be ripe)
Contracted: Zoranj yo pap mi. (The oranges will not be ripe.)
Regular form: Ti Bebe a pap la. (The little baby won't be there)
Contracted: Ti Bebe a pa pral la. (The little baby won't be there)
Regular form: Li pap nan bato a. (She will not be on the boat)
Contracted form: Li pa pral nan nan bato a. (She will not be on the boat.)
Regular form: Tika pap kontan. (Tika will not be happy)
Contracted: Tika pap pral kontan. (Tika will not be happy)
Let’s practice what we have learned about the verb TO BE so far. Translate the following sentences.
1. I am hungry.
2. I am not hungry.
3. I was hungry.
4. I was not hungry.
5. I will be hungry.
6. I wil not be hungry
7. She is in the crowd
8. She is not in the crowd
9. She was in the crowd
10. She was not in the crowd
11. She will be in the crowd
12. She will not be in the crowd.
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1.m grangou 2.m pa grangou 3.m te grangou 4.m pa te grangou 5.m pral grangou 6.m pa pral grangou 7.Li nan foul la 8.li pa nan foul la 9.li te nan foul la 10.li pa te nan foul la 11.li pral nan foul la 12.li pa pral nan foul la