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Spanish Subjunctive of the Day - June 24, 2015

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Today's subjunctive is regarding another adverbial clause constructed using como si. como si can be translated to English as as if.

Structure:

{Indicative Statement} + como si + {subjunctive statement}

Note: 'como si' adverbial clause is always used with imperfect or pluperfect subjunctive.

Examples:

Él estudia español como si hubiera un examen pronto - He studies Spanish as if there were a test soon.

Ellos estaban muy animados como si les hubiera tocado la lotería - They were very excited as if they had won the lottery.

More examples:

http://www.linguee.com/spanish-english/search?query=como+si


Link to Spanish Subjunctive of the Day - June 23, 2015: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9242605

3 years ago

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  • Él estudia español como si hubiera/hubiese un examen pronto.
  • Él estudia español como si tuviera/tuviese un examen pronto.
3 years ago

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Gracias. Cambié el ejemplo y agregué una nota que esta construcción requiere el uso de imperfecto de subjuntivo o pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo.

3 years ago

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Buenas noches. Me gustaría saber los adverbial clauses of time, gracias

1 month ago

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Link to Spanish Subjunctive of the Day - June 25, 2015: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9271922

3 years ago