¡Caramba! ¡ El subjuntivo existe en el inglés!
English verbs have three moods: indicative, imperative, and subjunctive. The indicative mood (the most common) is used to state a fact or an opinion or to ask a question (I will go to sleep now. Do you want to go to sleep now?) The imperative mood expresses a command, gives a direction, or makes a request (Go to sleep now! Please, go to sleep now); it omits the subject of the sentence – the implied you. The troublesome and complicated subjunctive mood (discussed below) expresses wishes, suggestions, and other attitudes, using I were and other distinctive verb forms (If I were you, I would go to sleep now.)http://www.grammarmudge.cityslide.com/articles/article/1026513/13029.htm

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The subjunctive in Spanish

In general, the subjunctive is a verb mood that is used to express an action or state of being in the context of the speaker's reaction to it. Most commonly (although not always), the subjunctive verb is used in a clause that starts with the relative pronoun que (meaning "which," "that" or "who"). Frequently, the sentences that contain a subjunctive verb are used to express doubt, uncertainty, denial, desire, commands or reactions to the clause containing the subjunctive verb. Compare the following two sentences:

  • Indicative: Pedro come. (Pedro is eating.)

  • Subjunctive: Espero que Pedro coma. (I hope that Pedro is eating.)

What is the subjunctive?

It can be a way to show that the speaker is reacting emotionally to the event referred to. e.g. "me alegro que trabaje aquí" (I'm glad that she works here). Other common examples in this category are:- "es una lástima que" (it's a pity that), "me sorprende que" (it surprises me that")

Another big use of the subjunctive is in subordinate clauses where there is a change of subject if the event in the subordinate clause is not a reality or doubtful (because it hasn't happened yet) e.g. "no creo que lo compren" (I don't think that they'll buy it)

Note: the subordinate clause is the bit that comes after the "que"

In Spanish, the subjunctive (subjuntivo) is used in conjunction with expressions of emotion, opinion, or viewpoint.

It is also used to describe situations that are considered unlikely or are in doubt, as well as for expressing disagreement, volition (will), or denial.

There are many common expressions that commonly introduce subjunctive clauses. Examples include:

  • Es una lástima (pena) que "It's a shame that"
  • Quiero que "I want..."
  • Ojalá que "Hopefully..."
  • Espero que "I hope ...."
  • Deseo que "I wish..."
  • Dudo que " I doubt...."
  • Sugiero que " I suggest....."
  • Recomiendo que "I recommend....."
  • Me alegro que "I'm happy...."
  • Tengo miedo de que "I'm scared...."
  • Es mejor que " It's best...."

  • Indicative (statement of fact): Britney está enferma. (Britney is sick.)
  • Indicative (statement of fact): Sé que Britney está enferma. (I know that Britney is sick.)
  • Subjunctive (doubt): No es cierto que Britney esté enferma. (It is uncertain that Britney is sick.)
  • Subjunctive (denial): No es verdad que Britney esté enferma. (It is not true that Britney is sick.)
  • Subjunctive (reaction): Estoy feliz que Britney esté enferma. (I am happy that Britney is sick.)
  • Subjunctive (desire): Espero que Britney esté enferma. (I hope that Britney is sick.)
  • Subjunctive (desire): Preferimos que Britney esté enferma. (We prefer that Britney be sick.)
  • Subjunctive (command): Insisto que Britney esté enferma. (I insist that Britney be sick.)

Practica con el subjuntivo......esperar que

Practica con el subjuntivo.....insistir en que

Practica con el subjuntivo.....querer que

Practica con el subjuntivo....es mejor que

Practica con el subjuntivo......dudar que

Practica con el subjuntivo.....miedo.....

Practica con el subjuntivo.....sugerir que

Hangman con el subjuntivo....un partido

Practica con las formas.....verb conjugator



El Subjuntivo "WEIRDO" explicación


Algunas Actividades para la semana del 27 de mayo - 30 de mayo

1. Repasamos lo que ya sabemos:



4. Write a personal ad describing an ideal date. What do you want, and how do you want your date to go?

5. “Inner Voice” activity – Draw or find a picture of a person in a situation(funny, scary,

difficult,etc.), and use five sentences to state what is happening. Then, use the subjunctive in at least five sentences to express the person’s emotions and wishes about the situation

6. Repasamos los tiempos: presente indicativo, pretérito, imperfecto, subjuntivo presente

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7. Practicas con las frases que necesitan el subjuntivo presente, el presente indicativo o el infinitivo

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9. Van a escribir una canción original que usa el subjuntivo con algunos de estos

verbos: mandar, querer, preferir, insistir en, dudar, sugerir, rogar, esperar,

desear, recomendar, tener miedo de, temer, estar alegre. Van a escribir las letras

(lyrics) a una melodía que ya saben: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Barbara Anne,

Hide and Seek, Stop and Stare, Hey There Delilah, Stop in the Name of Love....

Necesitan 3 versos y el coro.


No, no, no
No me molesten. ¡No!
No me molesten. ¡No!
¡No me molesten!

Mamá manda que yo haga algo
Lo voy a pensar
Papá prefiere que yo empiece
A trabajar

Y mis hermanos quieren que
Yo juegue con ellos también
Sólo quiero quedarme aquí
No me molesten

La maestra duda que me dedique
A estudiar
Y le digo que yo deseo

Y mis amigos creen que
Yo debo hacer lo que hacen
Sólo quiero quedarme aquí
No me molesten

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