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Upper Intermediate Spanish Lesson 3: Spanish Indicative or Subjunctive when expressing opinion (Part 2)

This lesson is part of the Upper-Intermediate Spanish Course
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In this free Spanish video lesson we will be looking more at how to decide whether to use the Spanish Indicativo or Subjuntivo when expressing opinion. This is part 2 in a series of three Spanish video lessons looking at stating facts with the Spanish Indicative and making evaluations with the Spanish Subjunctive. Here we will expand on the Spanish structures for stating facts with the Spanish Indicative, such as Es seguro que… (It’s sure that…), Es innegable que… (It’s undeniable that…) and Está claro que… (It’s clear that…), and show you some full example sentences to make it clearer how we use the different phrases. Try creating lots of your own practice sentences beginning with each of these new Spanish phrases. The key, as always, is to practice as much as you can with any new Spanish skills. If you don’t use these new structures you are very unlikely to remember them. The best place to store all of your information is in your head; not here on my website or on bits of paper dotted around the house. Remember that the Indicative is generally used to express factual information, certainty, and objectivity wheras the Subjunctive is used to express things like doubt, uncertainty, and subjectivity. We have already looked in great detail earlier in this course at the Spanish Indicative and Subjunctive and I recommend that you go back over any of the Spanish video lesson topics you are still not completely confident with.

Lesson notes:

Stating facts + indicativo:

Es seguro que la tierra es redonda: It is sure that the Earth is round
Es obvio que tienes que estudiar más: It is obvious that you have to study more
Es indudable que Sonia es muy lista: It is undoubtable that Sonia is very clever
Es evidente que la comida rapida no es saludable: It is evident that fast food is not healthy
Es innegable que esta comida es buena: It is undeniable that this food is good
Es verdad que estamos en Madrid: It is true that we are in Madrid
Está comprobado que las mujeres fuman más que los hombres: It is proven that women smoke more than men
Está claro que tenemos que visitar Roma: It is clear that we have to visit Rome

Activity:

Make up your own sentences using the following phrases…

Es obvio
Es evidente
Es verdad
Está constatado

Here are the answers to the last activity:

Es una pena
Está claro
Es indudable
Es lógico
Es injusto

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