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    I've got my Spanish A Level oral exam soon and just wondered if anyone has any helpful subjunctive phrases that I can use without having to conjugate verbs. I'm planning on using "Que yo sepa" but any more would be a great help.
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    Sea lo que sea?

    Hagamos lo que hagamos...

    Is your problem that you cant construct the subj on the spot? Cause that would be a drag.
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    (Original post by greebo-man)
    Sea lo que sea?

    Hagamos lo que hagamos...

    Is your problem that you cant construct the subj on the spot? Cause that would be a drag.
    I can conjugate the subjunctive on the spot but it's just helpful to have a few phrases memorised that I don't have to do anything with and that I can just use.
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    I remember having si fuese posible... and si yo fuera... drummed into me at school.
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    (Original post by Bella_Cullen)
    I've got my Spanish A Level oral exam soon and just wondered if anyone has any helpful subjunctive phrases that I can use without having to conjugate verbs. I'm planning on using "Que yo sepa" but any more would be a great help.
    Espero que la situación mejore?

    _Kar.
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    Only use idiomatic subjunctive phrases sparingly, focus more on constructions which are familiar (and relevant) and would be used in normal, everyday speech - it'll definitely sound too rehearsed otherwise. Which board are you with, by the way? I'm with Edexcel and not looking forward to it, not one bit
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    (Original post by TheMeister)
    Only use idiomatic subjunctive phrases sparingly, focus more on constructions which are familiar (and relevant) and would be used in normal, everyday speech - it'll definitely sound too rehearsed otherwise. Which board are you with, by the way? I'm with Edexcel and not looking forward to it, not one bit
    I'm with AQA - not exactly looking forward to it either as I need to get a grade A ideally.
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    Quizas sea a causa del hecho que
    Es importante que no olvidemos
    Yes? I find it useful if I try speaking to myself in Spanish and thinking of phrases that I would normally like to use and then writing them, or like finding a nice subjunctive way of saying it, down
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    Que + subj.

    "let [verb]
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    Thought of a good one for you to say at the end - que le vaya bien.
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    So how were our orals guys? mine went okay I think.
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    Si fuera? That's the one our teacher suggested :p:
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    use si estuviera (and then something you are), like si estuviera triste, (then follow it by condicional) like seria hablar con mis amigos (that's a really simple phrase, but you can maniuplate it - and its imperfect subjunctive )
    or just use simple phrases like no creo que/ no pienso que (in negative) then something in normal subjunctive... like 'no creo que la ley antitabaco sea efectivo, porque...'
    GOOD LUCK! just learn some simple ones of by heart
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    (Original post by perrobarrioajeno)
    use si estuviera (and then something you are), like si estuviera triste, (then follow it by condicional) like seria hablar con mis amigos (that's a really simple phrase, but you can maniuplate it - and its imperfect subjunctive )
    or just use simple phrases like no creo que/ no pienso que (in negative) then something in normal subjunctive... like 'no creo que la ley antitabaco sea efectivo, porque...'
    GOOD LUCK! just learn some simple ones of by heart


    What does "si estuviera triste seria hablar con mis amigos" mean ?!?!?!
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    (Original post by cuche)
    What does "si estuviera triste seria hablar con mis amigos" mean ?!?!?!
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    haha, well my spanish is bad- so its probably inaccurate
    but its meant to mean, 'if i were sad, i would talk to my friends' a very simple subjunctive phrases, but you can use the si estuviera with something else followed my conditional if you want to use an imperfect subjunctive phrase thats what i will be using!
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    (Original post by perrobarrioajeno)
    haha, well my spanish is bad- so its probably inaccurate
    but its meant to mean, 'if i were sad, i would talk to my friends' a very simple subjunctive phrases, but you can use the si estuviera with something else followed my conditional if you want to use an imperfect subjunctive phrase thats what i will be using!

    Si estuviera triste hablaría con mis amigos

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    You could try ..digan lo que digan, or qué yo sepa
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    (Original post by cuche)
    Si estuviera triste hablaría con mis amigos

    yup, you can use that good luccccck!
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    No creo que
    Aunque
    No pienso que
    Dudo que
    Es importante que
    Para que

    ^ these are more 'used' ones and sound more natural, 'hagamos lo que hagamos' and 'que yo sepa' are fine, but as a native speaker I have only heard these kind of phrases on tv or in songs lol. it's not really an everyday thing so it will be obvious that it's a set phrase whereas the ones might help if you wanted your answer to sound a bit more idk.. spontaneous... rather than planned.

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