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In this Spanish lesson we are going to learn more about the Spanish Present Subjunctive – El Presente de Subjuntivo. This is the final lesson in a series of nine Spanish video lessons on the topic. In this lesson we will look specifically at Spanish phrases with Que… commonly used with El Presente de Subjuntivo related to hopes and wishes. In the previous lessons we looked at the regular Spanish verbs, irregular Spanish verbs and how to use the Spanish Present Subjunctive with hopes, desires and wishes. The Subjunctive refers to a “mood” – how the speaker feels about an action rather than when an action takes place (past, present, future). The Subjunctive mood is rarely used in English, but is widely used in Spanish. So far we have studied Spanish verb tenses in the Indicative. The Indicative mood is used to express factual information, certainty and objectivity whereas the Subjunctive mood is used to express such things as doubt, possibilty, uncertainty, and subjectivity. The Spanish Subjunctive is complex and takes some work, but it is not as tricky as it first appears. It is fundamental to the Spanish language and so can definitely not be shyed away from. By the time we finish this series of eight Spanish video lessons I am sure you will feel much clearer and confident to get out and use the Spanish Subjunctive.

Lesson notes:

Que te mejores: I hope you get better
Que cumplas muchos más: I wish you many happy returns
Que lo pases bien: I hope you have a good time
Que tengas suerte: I wish you good luck
Que aproveche: I hope you enjoy your meal
Que todo salga bien: I hope everything goes well
Que tengas buen viaje: I hope you have a good trip
Que duermas bien: I hope you sleep well
Que te vaya bien: I wish you all the best
Que te sea leve: I hope it’s not too bad
Que seáis muy felices: I hope you are very happy
Que te diviertas: I hope you have fun

Activity:

Choose an appropriate phrase for each situation…

A una persona enferma.
A alguien que se casa.
A alguien que se va a dormir.
A alguien que está comiendo o va a comer.
A alguien que va a viajar.

Here are the answers to the last activity:

(yo) vaya
(tú) vayas
(usted) vaya
(él/ella) vaya
(nosotros) vayamos
(vosotros) vayáis
(ustedes) vayan
(ellos) vayan

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