Intention is the step taking desire or will towards considering the action to fulfil it,
and expresses notions such as: 'intend to', 'plan to', or even 'want to'.
The intentional future, which is morphologically speaking on par with basic tenses, is used to express intention.
in Uzbek: kelasi zamon maqsad fe'li
also called: future tense of intention.
Present intention for future:
Men bu posilkani uchquch bilan yubormoqchiman.
I would like to send this parcel by air.
To where will you send it?
She wants to see me.
Senga bir yaxshilik qilmoqchiman.
I am going to do you a favour.
Men antropologman. O'zbek to'ylarida bo'lmoqchiman.
I am an anthropologist. I would like to be at a wedding party.
Past intention for the then future, using the past stative edi following the tense of intention:
Men bugun uyda dam olib yotmoqchi edim.
I was going to take a rest at home today and lie down.
Yakshanba kuni biznikiga kelmoqchi eding, nega kelmading?
You were supposed to go to our place last Sunday, why you didn't come?
- Performative modality:
The construction intention followed by the past stative edi may also have an attenuating force,
for instance for a demand:
Allo. Men professor Nodira bilan gaplashmoqchi edim.
I would like to speak with Professor Nodira.
Men mana bu ko'ylakni ko'rmoqchi edim.
I would like to see that shirt.
Kechirasiz, so'mni dollarga almashtirmoqchi edim.
Qancha so'm almashtirmoqchisiz?
Excuse me, I would like to change sums into dollars.
How much do you want to change?
The future tense of intention can also be followed by the inferential ekan or the reportative emish:
Siz Vashington universitetida o'qimochi ekansiz.
It seems that you intend to study at Washington University.
Qizlarning aytishicha, siz uylanmoqchi emishsiz.
According to the girls, you would intend to marry.