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When and How: The keys to the Subjunctive in Spanish

The most important thing to understand the subjunctive is to have a good comprehension of the contexts in which the Spanish people use it. Doubts, wishes, requests, orders‚Ķ Let’s see step by step the most common situations and examples of subjunctive sentences to use in each specific context.

Spanish Subjunctive Phrases: Not totally sure about something

In Spanish, we use the subjunctive mood when talking of things that we are not completely sure about or when we have doubts. In this context, we usually employ words such as:

PUEDE QUE – Might

QUIZ√Ā – Maybe

ES POSIBLE QUE – It is possible that

POSIBLEMENTE – Possibly

DUDAR – to doubt

1 Puede que vaya a pasar un fin de semana
en Londres en mayo
I might spend a weekend in London in May
2 Posiblemente esté libre este viernes, pero tengo
que confirmarlo con mi jefe
I might be free this Friday, but I have to
confirm it with my boss
3 Dudo que tenga algo que ponerme para la fiesta
I doubt I have anything to wear for the party
4 Es posible que insista en venir a verte, por eso es mejor decir que est√°s de viaje
It is possible that he will insist on coming to see you, so it is better to say that you are on a trip
5 Quiz√° no compre ese par de zapatos al final. Es demasiado caro
Maybe I won’t buy that pair of shoes in the end. It’s too expensive
6 Es posible que mi tío tenga mucho dinero en el banco. Pero no tenemos forma de saberlo
It is possible that my uncle has a lot of money in the bank. But we have no way of finding out
7 Posiblemente esté ocupado con el trabajo y tal
He is probably busy with work and stuff
8 Dudo que quiera venir al museo con nosotros
I doubt he wants to come to the museum with us
9 Puede que no veamos a María después de todo
We may not see Mary after all
10 Quiz√° prefieras tomar una bebida caliente en
lugar de un vaso de agua
You may prefer to have a hot drink instead of a
glass of water
11 Es posible que no puedan coger el tren en
Barcelona debido a la huelga
It is possible that they will not be able to take
the train in Barcelona due to the strike
12 Posiblemente llevemos a la fiesta un vino y unos aperitivos, pero no estoy segura
We may bring some wine and snacks to the party, but I’m not sure
13 Dudo que puedas levantar esa mesa tan pesada t√ļ solo
I doubt you can lift that heavy table on your own
14 Quizás Marina esté cansado después de un largo día en la oficina
Perhaps Marina is tired after a long day at the office
15 Es posible que tenga que cancelar mi cita con el dentista
I may have to cancel my dentist appointment

Spanish Subjunctive Phrases: For making wishishes

Another very common situation to use the subjunctive is when we wish someone something, like a good day, a happy holiday, etc. That is why we will use it with:

Desear que – To wish

Esperar que – To hope

Que + verbo 

Ojal√° – Hopefully

16 Os deseo que paséis una luna de miel fantástica
I wish you a fantastic honeymoon
17 Espero que no pierdas el tren por mi culpa
I hope you don’t miss the train because of me
18 Que tengas suerte con el examen
Good luck with the exam
19 Ojal√° seas muy feliz con tu nueva parejaI hope you will be very happy with your new partner
20 Fran desea que Ana esté realmente convencida de su decisión
Fran hopes that Ana is really convinced of her decision
21 Mi madre espera que asistamos a la fiesta con ella
My mother expects us to attend the party with her
22 Que teng√°is una buena semana
Have a good week
23 Ojal√° se mejore pronto y pueda salir del hospital
Hopefully he will get better soon and be able to leave the hospital
24 Ojal√° el carpintero termine el trabajo antes de que lleguen los muebles
Let’s hope the carpenter finishes the job before the furniture arrives
25 Mi hijo espera que los Reyes Magos le traigan una bici
My son expects the Three Wise Men to bring him a bike
26 Ojalá la operación sea un éxito
Hopefully the operation will be a success
27 Mis padres quieren que vayamos a verles en Navidad
My parents want us to come and see them at Christmas
28 Espero que contin√ļes desarrollando tus proyectos personales
I hope you will continue to develop your personal projects
29 Ojalá encuentres una habitación libre en ese hotel
I hope you find a free room in that hotel
30 Mis clientes esperan que les ofrezca nuevos productos para el pr√≥ximo a√Īo
My customers expect me to offer them new products for the coming year
31 Espero que no tengáis que correr para coger el avión
I hope you don’t have to rush to catch the plane
32 Deseo que podamos conocernos pronto en persona
I wish we could meet in person soon

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Spanish Subjunctive Phrases: To give your opinion with ser + adjetivo + que

One way to give our opinion in Spanish is using this structure: ser + adjetivo + que. In this case, the verb after que will always be in the subjunctive. This structure will give you the opportunity to say if something seems good, bad, interesting, boring… Or any other adjective you want to use.

33 Es absurdo que siempre cambies de opinión a
√ļltima hora
It is absurd that you always change your mind
at the last minute
34 Es una l√°stima que pierdas a un amigo por un malentendido
It’s a shame to lose a friend over a
misunderstanding
35 Es un peligro que conduzca en esas condiciones
It is a danger to drive in such conditions
36 Es improbable que terminemos la tarta a tiempo
It is unlikely we will finish the cake in time
37 Es importante que tengas la casa pagada antes de la jubilación
It is important to have your house paid for before retirement
38 Es muy inoportuno que saques al perro a estas horas de la ma√Īana
It is very inopportune for you to take the dog for a walk so early in the morning
39 Es conveniente que conozcas a personas con tus mismos intereses
It makes sense to meet people with the same interests as you
40 Es una tontería que paguéis un hotel cuando podéis dormir aquí
It’s nonsense to pay for a hotel when you can sleep here
41 Es lógico que lleguen tarde con este tráfico
It is understandable that they are late with this traffic
42 Es maravilloso que por fin puedas ver nuestra nueva casa
It is wonderful that you can finally see our new home
43 Es muy desconsideradoque no nos invites a tu cumplea√Īos
It’s very inconsiderate of you not to invite us to
your birthday party
44 Es una pena que llueva tanto este fin de semana
It’s a pity that it’s raining so much this weekend
45 Es una pérdida de tiempo que rehagan el informe de ventas
It is a waste of time for them to redo the sales report
46 Es bueno que pienses en lo mejor para tu familia
It is good to think about what is best for your family
47 Es injusto que llegues a trabajar m√°s tarde que tus compa√Īeros
It is unfair that you come to work later than your colleagues
48 Es fant√°stico que finalmente hagas ese viaje
It’s great that you’re finally making that trip
49 Es increíble que tenga tanta energía a su edad
It’s amazing that he has so much energy at his age
50 Es terrible que no pueda ver a su familia
It is terrible that he cannot see his family
51 Es muy molesto que tengas que viajar
constantemente durante la semana
It is very annoying that you have to travel constantly during the week
52 Es muy considerado de tu parte que me llames para saber cómo estoy
It’s very thoughtful of you to call me to see how I’m doing
53 Es una pasada que construyan unos cines tan grandes cerca de la escuela
It’s amazing that they are building such a big cinema near the school
54 Es extra√Īo que quieras verle despu√©s de aquel d√≠a
It’s strange that you want to see him after that day
55 Es decepcionante que nunca pienses en los dem√°s
It is disappointing that you never think about other people
56 Es imprescindible que presentes los papeles antes del viernes
It is imperative that you submit the documents by Friday
57 Es sorprendente que haga tanto frío estos días
It’s surprising that it’s so cold these days
58 Es curioso que propongas visitar a tus padres ahora
It’s interesting that you propose to visit your parents now
59 Es divertido que puedas vivir tantas experiencias nuevas gracias a tu trabajo
It’s fun that you get to experience so many new things through your work

Spanish Subjunctive Phrases: To give a negative opinion

You will also always use the subjunctive to give a negative opinion with this structure: No + creer, pensar, parecer (to think) + que.

60 No creo que nos esté esperando en la sala de
reuniones
I don’t think he’s waiting for us in the meeting
room
61 No me parece interesante que vuelvas
a trabajar en esa
I don’t think it’s interesting for you to go
back to work for that empresa company
62 Ella no cree que debas mudarte a otro país
She doesn’t think you should move to another
country
63 Ella no piensa que sea bueno para los ni√Īos
comer tanto az√ļcar
She doesn’t think it’s good for children to eat
so much sugar
64 No me parece normal que tengamos que
esperar tanto al taxi
I don’t think it’s normal that we have to wait so
long for a taxi
65 Ellos no creen que deban invitarla a su boda
después de aquella discusión
They don’t think they should invite her to their
wedding after that argument
66 Ninguno piensa que la receta lleve huevo, así que posiblemente no lo lleve
None of them think the recipe contains eggs, so
it probably does not
67 No me parece adecuado que se presenten en mi casa sin avisar
I don’t think it’s appropriate for them to show up at my house unannounced
68 No les parece buena idea que veng√°is a cenar el s√°bado
They don’t think it’s a good idea for you to come for dinner on Saturday
69 No es bueno para el planeta que usemos tanto pl√°stico
It is not good for the planet that we use so much plastic
70 No es recomendable que subamos tanto los salarios de los empleados
It is not advisable to raise employees’ salaries so much
71 No veo imprescindible que hables con ella antes del jueves
I don’t think it’s necessary that you talk to her before Thursday
72 Los padres no piensan que los ni√Īos deban estudiar m√°s
Parents don’t think children should study harder
73 El cura no cree que pueda llegar a tiempo a la boda
The priest doesn’t think he can make it to the wedding on time
74 Los vendedores no quieren que busquemos otros proveedores
The sellers do not want us to look for other suppliers
75 El electricista no piensa que debamos aumentar la potencia eléctrica de la casa
The electrician does not think we should increase the electrical power in the house
76 No es recomendable que cambies tus h√°bitos de vida si est√°s sano
It is not recommended that you change your lifestyle habits if you are healthy

Spanish Subjunctive Phrases: Orders and requests

The subjunctive is also very useful when you want to give an order or make a request to someone, such as a favor, a gift or any other petition you want to make.
In this case, you will use verbs like:

Ordenar – to order

Decir – to tell

Prohibir – to forbid

Exigir – to demand

Pedir – to ask

Suplicar – to beg

Rogar – to beg

77 Te ordeno que subas las escaleras y entres en casa
I order you to go upstairs and get into the house
78 Te digo que me pases la sal
I’m telling you to pass me the salt
79 Os pido que no entréis al teatro cuando la función haya comenzado
I ask you not to enter the theatre once the performance has started
80 La profesora pide a los estudiantes que sean educados
The teacher asks students to be polite
81 Te pido que no dejes la ropa en el sueloI ask you not to leave your clothes on the floor
82 Ana suplica a su compa√Īera que le deje los apuntes de la clase de ayer
Ana begs her classmate to lend her the notes from yesterday’s class
83 Te solicito que me des m√°s tiempo para terminar mi trabajo de final de m√°ster
I ask you to give me more time to finish my Master’s thesis
84 Te ordeno que recojas la habitación
I command you to tidy up the room
85 Te digo que no interfieras entre mis hermanos y yo
I tell you not to interfere between me and my siblings
86 Su casero le prohíbe que tengan animales en casa
His landlord forbids him to keep animals in the house
87 La empresa le exige que pague los gastos del viaje
The company requires him to pay the travel viaje expenses
88 Su madre le pide que estudie para los ex√°menes de final de curso
His mother asks him to study for his end-of-year exams
89 María suplica a su jefe que le suba el sueldo
Maria begs her boss to give her a pay rise
90 Rogamos que nos perdonen por las molestias que les hemos causado
We apologise for any inconvenience we have caused you
91 El Ayuntamiento solicita que tiremos la basura después de las ocho
The City Council asks us to throw out the trash after eight o’clock
92 El jefe ordena a sus empleados que no usen los ordenadores para asuntos personales
The boss orders employees not to use computers for personal matters
93 He pedido a mis ayudantes que te manden el presupuesto
I have asked my assistants to send you a quote
94 Voy a pedir a Silvia que anuncie los planes de contratación de la empresa
I will ask Silvia to announce the company’s recruitment plans
95 Te pido que consideres los pros y los contras de tu decisión
I ask you to consider the pros and cons of your decision
96 Luis le suplica que se centre y estudie m√°s
Luis begs him to focus and study harder
97 Pablo pide a sus vecinos que apaguen las luces al salir del edificio
Pablo asks his neighbours to turn off the lights when they leave the building
98 Alfredo va a pedir a David que le deje el coche el fin de semana
Alfredo is going to ask David to lend him the car for the weekend
99 Sus padres le prohíben que llegue a casa tan tarde
His parents forbid him to come home so late
100 Te pido que no gastes tanto dinero en cosas innecesarias
I ask you not to spend so much money on unnecessary things

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