Subjunctives

Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

Ya, no te enojes. No question. This is just a comment. I want to see if I can see the subjunctives while studying each lesson. This particular lesson is taking me a long time to finish as with the last lesson. I decided to look for all those verbs that are in the subjunctive mood until I get enough of them.
Steven-W15

Steven-W15

The phrase you quote above is actually in the imperative but your observation is quite correct in that the forms are almost identical (imperative - subjunctive). Interestingly enough, I initially learned the subjunctive tenses by first studying the imperative.
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

Que yo sepa, los niños de nueve años no lloran. As far as I know, nine year-old boys don’t cry. The verb "sepa" I got this from the Spanishdict conjugation of the present subjunctive verb saber and also in the imperative conjugation of the verb saber. I need examples and explanations of the verb saber in the imperative and subjunctive. I actually just playing around because I want to memorize and try to remember these words. I know that in about 3 more lessons, I will be studying the subjunctives. I just don't want to jump ahead.
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

The imperative mood is used to tell someone to do something in a direct manner, or simply, a command. For a softer command, the subjunctive is often used. Because Spanish has two ways to address someone directly based on formality (tú and usted) there are two different manners in commanding these people. There are also commands for nosotros (Let's...) and impersonal commands (No smoking). More to come.....
Steven-W15

Steven-W15

Exactly. For reference (and I'm pulling this from memory), the one conjugation difference between the imperative and the subjunctive is with the "tu" form: - Imperative: "¡Ven aquí!" - Subjunctive: "¡Que vengas aquí!" (softer as you mentioned) The conjugation for the subjunctive is based on the imperative in the negative: - Imperative: "¡No vengas aquí!"

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