Learn how to use qué with the subjunctive to express feelings in Spanish
To express how we feel about something (e.g. happiness, sadness, surprise) we can use this structure:
¡Qué + noun/adjective + que + Modo subjuntivo!
If the speaker is referring to something happening in the present or the future, El Presente de Subjuntivo is used.
If the speaker is referring to something happening in the past, then past tenses in the subjunctive are used, e.g. El Pretérito Imperfecto Subjuntivo or El Pretérito Perfecto Subjuntivo .
Although this structure is mainly used with the subjunctive, sometimes people use the indicative with the same meaning. Using the indicative shows that the speaker is more focused on "declaring what is happening":
Here, the main bit of information is that "he has been selected".
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