zullen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch solen, suelen, sollen, sullen, from Old Dutch skulan, sulan, from Proto-Germanic *skulaną. Compare German sollen, English shall, Danish skulle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

zullen (past singular zou, no past participle)

  1. (auxiliary, present tense) will. Used to form the future tense of a verb, together with an infinitive.
    Het zal toch niet werken.
    It will not work anyway.
    Dat zal niet gebeuren.
    That will not happen.
    Note: gaan is also used for the future tense, instead of zullen.
  2. (auxiliary, past tense) would. Used to form the conditional mood of a verb, together with an infinitive.
    Het werk zou nu af zijn geweest als jij je niet had verslapen.
    The work would have been finished now if you hadn't overslept.
    Dat zou ik niet doen als ik jou was.
    I would not do that if I were you.
  3. (modal auxiliary) Used to indicate intent or disposition to perform an action in the future: will, shall, be going to.
    Het zou vandaag regenen.
    It was going to rain today.
    Zal ik eerst gaan?
    Shall I go first?

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