The Spanish subjunctive is a mood, rather than a tense. It’s typically taught to learners after they’ve covered tenses, so is often viewed as being quite advanced. Indeed, it can be tough for non Spanish (or non Romance language) speakers to get their heads around it, as the concept of the subjunctive is quite alien. There are many ways to learn the subjunctive (you can check out our guide to the Spanish subjunctive), but one of the best ways to start using it is to learn some common subjunctive Spanish phrases.
In this post, you’ll learn 33 Spanish phrases that all use the subjunctive, which are all incredibly common, and by which learning will help you gain mastery of the subjunctive.
A little bit about these phrases
We didn’t just invent these phrases. We’ve extracted the most common uses of the subjunctive from native speakers using a “corpus” (enormous body of native Spanish text), so we are sure that these are absolutely the most useful Spanish subjunctive phrases to memorise. Enjoy!