This lesson is part of the Upper-Intermediate Spanish Course
(74 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 4 hrs 3 mins)

Upper-Intermediate Spanish Course

In this free Spanish video lesson we will see examples of the Spanish phrases from the previous lesson in use with El Presente de Subjuntivo and El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo. This is the second lesson in a series of three Spanish lessons analysing Spanish phrases and structures that are used to react to the actions of other people. These are the kinds of phrases in Spanish that we use all the time and you will hear them a lot if you watch Spanish television or are able to get involved in conversations with native Spanish speakers. Some of the phrases and structures in this series of three Spanish lessons are colloquial Spanish such as Me chifla que + subjuntivo (I am crazy/mad about …) and others are more formal Spanish such as Me entusiasma que + subjuntivo (I am crazy/mad about …). It is always a good idea to get as much knowledge of both colloquial and formal Spanish as possible. Be careful not to concentrate too heavily on one or the other or you will risk coming unstuck. All of the Spanish phrases here use the Spanish Subjunctive and in this lesson we see the contrast between El Presente de Subjuntivo (used to react to what a person does) and El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo (used to react to what a person has done). We have already looked in some detail at the Spanish Subjunctive earlier in this course. If you are still not 100% sure of how to use it, I highly recommend going back and reviewing those previous Spanish lessons.

Lesson notes:

El Presente de Subjuntivo: To react to what a person does

El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo: To react to what a person has done (time is unfinished)

Me gusta que me escuches: I like that you listen to me
Me gusta que me hayas escuchado: I like that you have listened to me

Me encanta que me compres flores: I love that you buy me flowers
Me encanta que me hayas comprado flores: I love that you have bought me flowers

Me disgusta que te enfades conmigo: I dislike that you get angry with me
Me disgusta que te hayas enfadado conmigo: I dislike that you have got angry with me

Odio que me digas lo que tengo que hacer: I hate that you tell me what I have to do
Odio que me hayas dicho lo que tengo que hacer: I hate that you have told me what I have to do

Me resulta insoportable que hables tan alto: I can´t bear that you talk so loud
Me resulta insoportable que hayas hablado tan alto: I can´t bear that you have talked so loud

Activity:

Make up some sentences in Spanish using Presente and Pret. Perfecto de Subjuntivo with the following…

Me disgusta (ponerse mi ropa, tú)
Odio (escuchar mis conversaciones privadas, ellos)
Me encanta (hacer un pastel, usted)

Here are the answers to the last activity:

Me encanta
Odio
Me resulta insoportable
Me chifla

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