Future tense - 将 vs. 会
I see that the primary definition for “将” is "will" as in future tense, but I have never seen it used. Every future tense sentence I see uses "会".
zhenlijiangJanuary 22, 2010, 03:27 AM
Sorry I can't really explain, but fyi this is one lesson I remembered seeing it used in a CPod dialogue. The only one I can recall, actually.
Also if you look in the Lesson Channels tab, under the Advanced and Media introductions 将 is used repeatedly, esp for the Advanced level. It tells us "Advanced lessons will ... here you will ... Jenny and her Chinese co-host will ...".
calicartelJanuary 25, 2010, 10:32 AM
And 将 never means "to be able to". There's also a confusing usage of 将 as an alternative to 把, in "把 sentences". Very confusing if you're focused on the future tense function.