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This lesson is part of the Advanced Spanish Course

In this advanced level Spanish lesson we will look at more common Spanish verbs with double meanings depending on whether they are used with the Spanish subjunctive or indicative. This is the second Spanish video lesson in the series. If you haven’t already seen the first lesson on this topic I definitely recommmend that you go back and watch that one just after or before watching this new lesson. Variations in meaning between the subjunctive and indicative versions are subtle and this can make things tricky. But don’t worry, I will do my best to highlight the main Spanish verbs with double meanings in this new series of Spanish video lessons and after watching them a few times I hope very much that you will be clear and confident on how to use every Spanish verb 100% correctly. Listen out for these verbs when you are in conversation with a native Spanish speaker or when you are watching Spanish television or listening to Spanish radio. Look out for them as well when you are reading articles in Spanish online or in magazines or when you are reading Spanish books. I really hope that you are filling your day with as much Spanish stimulus as you can. If you ever want me to recommend any good Spanish films, TV programmes, books, websites, etc, just get in touch and let me know your own personal interests. The most important thing is that you are genuinely interested in the Spanish material you are wacthing, listening to or reading. Enjoy!

Lesson notes:

Continuamos viendo verbos con dos significados dependiendo de si tenemos un verbo en indicativo o en subjuntivo detrás.

Pensar + indicativo: opinar (si la frase es positiva) (think)
Pensamos que tienes que estudiar más / No pensamos que tengas que estudiar más

Pensar + subjuntivo: disponer (decide)
Hemos pensado que vengas de vacaciones con nosotros

Temerse + indicativo: Sospechar algo malo o desagradable (suspect)
Me temo que Andrea no va a venir a la fiesta

Temer + subjuntivo: Tener miedo (fear/worry)
Temo que mi hijo se ponga enfermo

Parecer + indicativo: Dar la impresión (it looks like)
Parece que va a llover

Parecer + expresión de certeza (cierto, verdad, real,…)+ indicativo: Expresar la certeza sobre un hecho (it seems)
Parece cierto que este año va a llover mucho

¿Parecerle a alguien que + subjuntivo?: Proponer algo (how about/do you fancy)
¿(Qué) te parece que vayamos a la playa?

Parecer + expresión de juicio de valor (bien, mal, interesante, …)+ subjuntivo: Valorar un hecho o persona (think/consider)
Me parece bien que Antonio venga con nosotros al cine

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