como si - subjunctive / indicative

MichaelB2Kwiziq community member

como si - subjunctive / indicative

In the tip it says - Unlike in English where as if is often followed by a past tense in the indicative, in Spanish como si can never be followed by a tense in the indicative or El Presente de Subjuntivo, or El Pretérito Perfecto Subjuntivo.  But there is a C1 lesson that is about using como si followed by the indicative.  Is this tip incorrect, or am I missing something?

Asked 3 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Michael

Yes, you're right, there is a C1 lesson for "como si" with the indicative, but the meaning of this como si (indicative) is idiomatic, not a literal "as if..." used hypothetically. Nevertheless, we'll check that tip and link the lessons so there is no confusion. 

Gracias y un saludo

Inma

como si - subjunctive / indicative

In the tip it says - Unlike in English where as if is often followed by a past tense in the indicative, in Spanish como si can never be followed by a tense in the indicative or El Presente de Subjuntivo, or El Pretérito Perfecto Subjuntivo.  But there is a C1 lesson that is about using como si followed by the indicative.  Is this tip incorrect, or am I missing something?

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