Hola ¿Cómo estáis?

En este video vamos a practicar uno de los usos del Presente de Subjuntivo. In this video we are going to practice using El Presente de Subjuntivo – the Spanish Present Subjunctive – when expressing hopes and wishes.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory…

Hola ¿Cómo estáis?

En este video vamos a practicar uno de los usos del Presente de Subjuntivo. In this video we are going to practice using El Presente de Subjuntivo – the Spanish Present Subjunctive – when expressing hopes and wishes.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson on the same topic.

To go back and watch the original video lesson please follow this link:

Intermediate theory video lesson 4

Click here to view the embedded video.

1. First, please translate the following Spanish sentences using the verbs Esperar (to hope), Querer (to want) or Desear (to wish/desire):

I desire to go
We want you to come
He hopes that I speak
You want to listen (friendly/one person)
They desire that you understand
I hope that she is (Ser)
We hope that she is (Estar)
You want to eat (group/ formal)

2. Next, let’s see if you understand these Spanish sentences using El Presente de Subjuntivo?

Queremos que vengas con nosotros
Espero que estés bien
Mis padres desean viajar a Barcelona
¿Quieres que vayamos a la playa?
No quiero que hables conmigo
¿Quiere usted comer algo?
Esperamos que vuelvas pronto
Espero que seas feliz

3. Change the following Spanish sentences to a similar one in each case using the word “Ojalá”. For example, if I say “Espero que mañana no llueva” you should say “Ojalá no llueva”:

Espero ganar la lotería
Esperamos que lo pases muy bien
Deseo que María venga mañana
Deseamos que mañana haga sol
Espero que escuches mis palabras
Esperamos vivir en una casa grande
Deseo poder comprar un Ferrari
Deseamos que tengas un buen día

4. Now, tell me what these common Spanish phrases mean:

Que todo salga bien
Que tengas suerte
Que te sea leve
Que te diviertas
Que te mejores
Que tengas buen viaje
Que te vaya bien
Que lo pases bien
Que aproveche
Que duermas bien
Que cumplas muchos más
Que seáis muy felices

5. Finally, please translate the following English sentences to Spanish using “Que” and a verb in subjunctive:

I hope you sleep well
I hope you have fun
I hope you are very happy
I hope you get better
I hope it’s not too bad
I hope everything goes well
I wish you many happy returns
I wish you good luck
I hope you enjoy your meal
I hope you have a good trip
I wish you all the best
I hope you have a good time

Esto es todo por la clase de hoy.

In the next few lessons we will practice other important uses of El Presente de Subjuntivo. Until then, practice as much as you can with the use we have seen today, until you are fully confident using El Presente de Subjuntivo when expressing hopes and wishes.

¡Hasta pronto!

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Answers:

1.
Deseo ir
Queremos que vengas
Espera que you hable
Quieres escuchar
Desean que entiendas
Espero que sea
Esperamos que esté
Quieren comer

2.
We want you to come with us. (one person / friendly)
I hope that you are well. (one person / friendly)
My parents desire to travel to Barcelona.
Shall we go to the beach?
I don´t want you to speak to me.
Do you want to eat anything? (one person / formal)
We hope that you come back soon.
I hope you are happy.

3.
Ojalá gane la lotería.
Ojalá lo pases muy bien.
Ojalá María venga mañana.
Ojalá mañana haga sol.
Ojalá escuches mis palabras.
Ojalá vivamos en una casa grande.
Ojalá pueda comprar un Ferrari.
Ojalá tengas un buen día.

4.
I hope everything goes well
I wish you good luck
I hope it’s not too bad
I hope you have fun
I hope you get better
I hope you have a good trip
I wish you all the best
I hope you have a good time
I hope you enjoy your meal
I hope you sleep well
I wish you many happy returns
I hope you are very happy

5.
Que duermas bien.
Que te diviertas.
Que seáis muy felices.
Que te mejores.
Que te sea leve.
Que todo salga bien.
Que cumplas muchos más.
Que tengas suerte.
Que aproveche.
Que tengas buen viaje.
Que te vaya bien.
Que lo pases bien.

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