The Spanish subjunctive
The Spanish subjunctive is a tough one! Many Spanish learners always feel that they get lost when “el subjuntivo” sneaks into their schedule!
But we want to make it a bit easier for you! To start, Monica preferred to explain the present Subjunctive in Spanish!
Before trying our free exercises for the Spanish subjunctive conjugation, we recommend watching Mónica’s video.
Learn more about what the subjunctive is, the Spanish subjunctive triggers, and, of course, the Spanish subjunctive verb conjugation!
Spanish Subjunctive practice: The regular verbs (presente de subjuntivo)
Depending in which verbal modus mood you are using, the Spanish language tends to be more complicated than the English language, for example.
Duermes all day long. (= You sleep all day long.)
¡Duerme todo el día! (=Sleep all day long! …because you seem to be really tired and I want to make it sound like an order…)
Dudo que duermes todo el día. (=I doubt you sleep all day.)
The verb conjugation for the Spanish subjunctive seems to be confusing if you start learning it. But actually, it’s not that difficult if you know the trick.
For the regular verbs, usually only one vocal changes – except the first person singular. The a changes to e (subjunctive) for the verbs ending with ar. And the and i/e changes to a for the Spanish verbs ending with er and ir. Just practice!
Spanish Subjunctive practice: The irregular verbs (presente de subjuntivo)
The irregular verbs can be a bit tricky sometimes. But we recommend memorizing some typical phrases, also for the Spanish subjunctive conjugation. Sometimes it’s necessary to study grammar sheets, but don’t exaggerate.
It’s more important that you start speaking Spanish. After a while, you will get more confident using the Spanish subjunctive.
One last tip: If you want to practice the Spanish subjunctive correctly from the very beginning, watch the accent marks!
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