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Spanish Subjunctive of the Day - July 26, 2015

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Today's subjunctive is about Let's ... statements. These statements are formed using 1st person plural (nosotros) subjunctive conjugation of the verbs. Technically, they are the 1st person plural imperative mood forms which happen to be constructed with the verb conjugated in subjunctive mood. For being imperative, we need to have exclamations marks at the beginning and end.

Examples:

¡Comamos! - Let's eat!

¡Leamos ese libro! - Let's read that book!

¡Levantémonos más temprano mañana! - Let's wake up earlier tomorrow! (Note that as this verb is reflexive it needed a reflexive pronoun -nos added to the end, also pay attention to the placement of accent on e, and finally -mos suffix lost the final s when -nos suffix is added)

¡Lo llevemos allí! - Let's take it there!

¡No salgamos tan tarde! - Let's not leave so late!

¡No les digamos eso! - Let's not tell that to them!

¡No se lo hagamos! - Let's not do it to him/her/them!


Link to Spanish Subjunctive of the Day - July 25, 2015: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9729159

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"¡Levantemos más temprano mañana!" I don't know if it is correct in other places, but here in Mexico it is "¡Levantémonos más temprano mañana!".
Just a little help.

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Right! The verb is levantarse. It's missing reflexive pronoun. I'll fix it. It actually turned out to be a good opportunity to highlight the application of accent and dropping of s from -mos when -nos is added. Thanks.

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Link to Spanish Subjunctive of the Day - July 27, 2015: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9748401

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