Conjugate yo-go verbs in El Presente de Subjuntivo

All yo-go verbs in Spanish, i.e verbs where the yo form ends in -go in El Presente, take that same stem to form El Presente de Subjuntivo and keep it all the way through the conjugation. However, the El Presente de Subjuntivo endings are the same as regular -er and -ir verbs endings.

Have a look a the following table showing two common verbs, tener (to have) and venir (to come):

  TENER
to have
VENIR
to come
 yo tenga venga
  tengas vengas

él / ella
usted

tenga venga
nosotros 
nosotras
tengamos vengamos
vosotros 
vosotras
tengáis vengáis
ellos / ellas
ustedes
tengan vengan

 Have a look and listen to these examples:

No tengas miedo, yo estoy aquí.
Don't be afraid, I am here.

No vengáis más tarde de las diez.
Don't arrive any later than ten.

¿Dígame? - Hola, ¿puedo hablar con Juan?
[on the phone, lit: speak to me] Hello?  - Hello, may I speak to Juan?

Es mejor que pongas los vasos en el lavavajillas.
It's best if you put the glasses in the dishwasher.

Hagamos lo correcto.
Let's do the right thing.

Es conveniente que ellos traigan las sombrillas a la playa.
It'd be good if they brought the parasols to the beach.

 

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¿Dígame? - Hola, ¿puedo hablar con Juan?
[on the phone, lit: speak to me] Hello?  - Hello, may I speak to Juan?


Hagamos lo correcto.
Let's do the right thing.


Es mejor que pongas los vasos en el lavavajillas.
It's best if you put the glasses in the dishwasher.


No vengáis más tarde de las diez.
Don't arrive any later than ten.


No tengas miedo, yo estoy aquí.
Don't be afraid, I am here.


Es conveniente que ellos traigan las sombrillas a la playa.
It'd be good if they brought the parasols to the beach.


Q&A

papi

Kwiziq community member

13 March 2019

2 replies

clarification

I believe that a couple of the examples used are commands (Imperatives), not subjunctive.  Please clarify. Thanks

example:

¿Dígame? - Hola, ¿puedo hablar con Juan?[on the phone, lit: speak to me] Hello?  - Hello, may I speak to Juan?

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

13 March 2019

13/03/19

Hola Papi

The example that you mention with "Dígame" is using the present subjunctive form "diga". It is a direct command but when we use the "usted" form, which is the case of "diga" we need to conjugate the verb in the present subjunctive. 

If we gave a command informally using the tú form, then you´d need the Imperative form. See the difference here:

Talking to a friend:

"Dime lo que Laura te dijo ayer" (Tell me what Laura told you yesterday)

Talking to a client:

"Dígame su dirección y le enviaré los documentos" (Tell me your address and I will send you the documents.)

The second is used formally. In this case, the form used is the present subjunctive.(diga)

You will find all the information here. Have a look.

Hope it helps

Saludos

Inma

 

papi

Kwiziq community member

14 March 2019

14/03/19

Ok. I get it.  Without arguing semantics, I think it might be a benefit to the students, like me, to say these particular forms are formed or conjugated the same, but that the examples are commands, not subjunctive.  The title of the grammar being discussed is "Conjugate yo-go verbs in El Presente de Subjuntivo" making me believe we are learning about the subjunctive, and the examples would be subjunctives, not imperatives, which work very differently.  You would not add pronouns to the ends of the present subjunctive, but rather commands. Honestly, I am just trying to be helpful. Thank you for all you do! 

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