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Estes (accented second e) vs estas (accented a)

Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

I am reviewing to take the module tests and found this sentence. Is this correct? Espero que no estés cansado. I hope that you are not tired.
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

Yes, that is correct. "I hope" triggered the subjunctive tense: estés.
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

Well, after thinking about this a little bit more (as I was driving), I believe that either form is correct. I think the subjunctive form conveys more uncertainty.
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola a todos, It requires the subjunctive. Saludos, Ricardo
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

Good, my initial recollection was correct. I was getting a little bit fuzzy about this. I gather if I want to say "I hope I'm not tired", I could do so with the infintive: "espero no estar cantado" as well as the subjunctive form "espero que yo no esté cantado".
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola Robert, Here is a video that will explain things regarding the present subjunctive. Note early in the video that it isn't used when speaking about yourself. Somehow "espero no estar cansado" doesn't seem right or natural to me. I think it should be "espero no voy a estar cansado hoy, manaña etc. Espero with the infinitive: Espero vivir en España, espero ganar la lotería etc. http://www.lightspeedspanish.co.uk/20140224-advanced-speaker-28-present-subjunctive-spanish-language/ Saludos, Ricardo
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

¿Why not espero que vivas en Espana (enye) and why not espero que ganes la loteria (accented I)?. I was listening to the first couple of subjunctive videos and have the consolation that subjunctive is considered advanced Spanish.
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

I just checked my email and there is Mauricio encouraging me to go to lesson 15.6 at the Platinum level. Lo and behold, it is all about subjunctives. It is explained very well.
Steven-W15

Steven-W15

Good call. I think it's a bit premature to get too involved with the subjunctive before you hit the Platinum course (where it is hit quite thoroughly).
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

Thanks guys!

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