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Let's dissolve the liquid in the tin of paint

LIA R.B1Kwiziq community member

Let's dissolve the liquid in the tin of paint

Disolvamos el líquido en la lata de pintura.  Why does the phrase, "Let's ...do something," become a subjunctive phrase in Spanish?
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SilviaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Lia

In Spanish, the phrase 'Let's do something' is expressed using the first person plural form of the subjunctive mood. This might seem a bit confusing, but here's why it happens:

The subjunctive mood in Spanish is used to express desires, suggestions, requests, or actions that are not certain to happen. When we say 'Let's do something' in English, we are essentially making a suggestion or giving a gentle command to ourselves and others. This kind of expression falls under the use of the subjunctive mood in Spanish.

Buen finde

Silvia

Let's dissolve the liquid in the tin of paint

Disolvamos el líquido en la lata de pintura.  Why does the phrase, "Let's ...do something," become a subjunctive phrase in Spanish?

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