There are 2 translations of will in French:

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will1

Pronunciation: /wɪl; əl/

modal aux

  • 1 (expressing the future) I'll see you tomorrow je te verrai demain it won't rain il ne pleuvra pas will there be many people? est-ce qu'il y aura beaucoup de monde? they'll come tomorrow ils vont venir demain what will you do now? qu'est-ce que tu vas faire maintenant?
  • 2 (expressing willingness or intention) will you help me? est-ce que tu m'aideras? we won't stay too long nous ne resterons pas trop longtemps he won't cooperate il ne veut pas coopérer
  • 3 (in requests, commands) will you pass the salt, please? est-ce que tu peux me passer le sel, s'il te plaît will you please be quiet! est-ce que tu vas te taire? wait a minute, will you! attends un peu!
  • 4 (in invitations) will you have some tea? est-ce que vous voulez du thé? won't you join us for dinner? est-ce que tu veux dîner avec nous? what will you have to drink? qu'est-ce que tu prends?
  • 5 (in assumptions) he'll be about 30 now il doit avoir 30 ans maintenant you'll be tired, I expect tu dois être fatigué, je suppose
  • 6 (indicating sth predictable or customary) they will ask for a deposit ils demandent une caution these things will happen ce sont des choses qui arrivent you will keep contradicting her! il faut toujours que tu la contredises!
  • 7 (in short answers and tag questions) you'll come again, won't you? tu reviendras, n'est-ce pas? you won't forget, will you? tu n'oublieras pas, n'est-ce pas? that'll be cheaper, won't it? ça sera moins cher, non? ‘they won't be ready’—‘yes, they will’ ‘ils ne seront pas prêts’—‘(bien sûr que) si’ ‘will you call me?’—‘yes, I will’ ‘est-ce que tu me téléphoneras?’—‘bien sûr que oui’ ‘she'll be furious’—‘no, she won't!’ ‘elle sera furieuse’—‘bien sûr que non!’ ‘I'll do it’—‘no you won't!’ ‘je le ferai’—‘il n'en est pas question!’

vt

  • 1 (urge mentally) to will sb to do supplier mentalement qn de faire to will sb to live prier pour que qn vive

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will2

Pronunciation: /wɪl/

n

  • 1 volonté (f) (to do de faire) to have a will of one's own n'en faire qu'à sa tête against my will contre mon gré to do sth with a will faire de bon cœur to lose the will to live ne plus avoir envie de vivre
  • 2 [Law] testament (m) to leave sb sth in one's will léguer qch à qn

phr (at will)

  • [select, take] à volonté they can wander about at will ils peuvent se promener comme ils veulent

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