English translation with subjunctive

MackenzieC1Kwiziq community member

English translation with subjunctive

> My boyfriend is always asking me to be patient with him.

Translating this into the English subjunctive would be “My boyfriend is always asking that I be patient with him.” And that keeps the “que=that” part of things too!

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Mackenzie

I understand that it might be useful to see a more literal translation that is also using "that" (que), however we used the translations that match the register to the Spanish usage (despite not having the same structure), so it sounds more natural. 

We believe that using a translation using the English subjunctive as you are suggesting would be too formal. 

Thanks for the suggestion though. 

Saludos cordiales

Inma

English translation with subjunctive

> My boyfriend is always asking me to be patient with him.

Translating this into the English subjunctive would be “My boyfriend is always asking that I be patient with him.” And that keeps the “que=that” part of things too!

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