As I have mentioned before, Spanish language has many more conjugation tenses than English. And this include 4 very different and unique Spanish subjunctive tenses that are used in different situations. But the most used one by far is Presente del Modo Subjuntivo, or Present Subjunctive Mood.
In our present class, called Subjunctive Spanish, I will introduce you to a few very simple and typical everyday phrases that are in Subjunctive. Every Spanish speaker uses this tense many times every day, even without knowing that the Subjunctive tense is all about. But if you are learning Spanish and suddenly come across a Spanish phrase using Subjunctive Spanish, and you are not familiar with it, you can get confused.
In English we would just use the Simple Present tense in a specific context that would imply the Subjunctive Mood. But in Spanish the verb has it’s own unique and specific conjugation. Like in the following example:
Quiero que vengas – I want you to come
The verbs in the English sentence are in Simple Present tense or in the infinitive. So, there is nothing special to be unfamiliar with. However, in the sentence in Spanish, the verb “venir” (to come) is neither in the Simple Present, nor Past, nor Conditional, nor in any of the known tenses of the Indicative mood. It’s rather in what we call Present of the Subjunctive Mood (vengas).
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