The Future Tense in Slovene

Slovene Verbs are quite simple and you can get around with just three tenses: Sedanjik (the Present Tense), Preteklik (the Past Tense) and today, we will learn about Prihodnjik (the Future Tense).

Prihodnjik – the Future Tense

If you understand the Slovene Past Tense quite well, then the Slovene Future Tense will be a real piece of cake for you!

The formula is very simple:

Future Tense = To be (Future Tense)¹ + Root of Verb² + L_³

¹To be (Future Tense)

Here’s some new stuff, the verb To Be – Biti, in the Future Tense.



ne bom



ne boš

On, Ona


ne bo_

Midva, Medve


ne bova

Vidva, Vedve


ne bosta

Onadva, Onidve


ne bosta

Mi, Me


ne bomo

Vi, Ve


ne boste

Oni, One

bojo, bodo

ne bojo, ne bodo

The other two elements, ² Root of Verb and ³ L_ is exactly the same as in the Slovene Past Tense, I have already explained in the previous lesson, so for those who missed it, please have a look here.

The concept of Slovene Verbs is not overly difficult, but what makes it a challenge is really all the exceptions that follows a “different set of rules”. So, in my opinion, the easiest way to remember the conjugation, is to know the singular masculine form and go from there.

Here’s an example of a regular verb ending with -ti like delati, to work/to do.




Jaz bom delal

Jaz bom delala


Onadva bosta delala

Onidve bosta delali


Oni bodo delali

One bodo delale

*Please note that biti, to be, in the Future Tense doesn’t have a root of verb∴ “jaz bom” and not “jaz bom bil” versus biti in the Past Tense, that is “jaz sem bil“.

One of my favorite reference for Slovene verbs, especially while learning the exceptions, is Slovenski Glagol by Rada Lečič. If you have any questions or other tools, let me know via the comment box below!

Discover more Slovene “lessons” that might interest you: Slovene Numbers & NumeralsSlovene Nouns & PronounsSlovene VerbsSlovene AdjectivesSlovene SyntaxSlovenian Idioms, Slovene Adverbs.

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