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Future tense: to wake up

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I understand that: Мы просыпаемся, would translate as "We are waking up" (at this moment)
Мы будем просыпаться, would be "We will wake up..." (at a certain time...)
But what would be the direct translation of Мы проснёмся (Future perfective)
Would it be "WE WILL WAKE UP!!!" ???
asked Mar 19, 2013 by bluewmelon (2,560 points)

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The translation to English can be the same but situations, where you can use perfective and imperfective are different.

"Мы будем просыпаться каждый день." = "We will wake up each day." - Repeating action. - Imperfective.


"Мы будем просыпаться долго." = "We will wake up and it will take much time." - The process is described, not the result. - Imperfective.

"Мы проснемся завтра в 6 утра." = "We will wake up tomorrow at 6AM." - The result of one-time action. - Perfective.

answered Mar 19, 2013 by it-ogo (18,220 points)
Спасибо большое! This makes a lot more sense to me now! :)