How to use the subjunctive with emotions in Spanish

Have you ever had problems to express what you feel in Spanish? In today’s blog post you’ll meet two people who will help you use the subjunctive with emotions accurately.

In other words, you will learn to express emotions in Spanish just like natives do.

As you know, I always promote fun material to learn Spanish.

Not only that, but I love resources that help you develop real conversational skills. Toolsthat teach you how to connect with Spanish native speakers.

I want you to meet Karo and Mauro. They host the award-winning podcast for learners of Spanish worldwide: Espanol Automatico.

No doubt, this podcast deserves the price. I say this because it focuses on helping people learn Spanish in a very natural, and at the same time, a powerful way.

Basically Karo and Mauro:

  • Teach you Spanish without focusing on grammar rules.
  • They never use boring textbooks or useless exercises.
  • They use listeningas your main source for learning Spanish.
  • And their podcast is super fun and interesting!

I listen to their podcast often, and I really wanted to feature two of their episodes in which they help Spanish students to use the subjunctive with emotions.

Using the subjunctive with emotions.

Many Spanish students struggle to use the subjunctive correctly. This is not a surprise because even native speakers have a hard time understanding it.

However, though it’s difficult to comprehend the concept of the subjunctive, Spanish native speakers use it all the time unconsciously.

Now… what exactly is the subjunctive?

In simple words, this the way how native speakers express uncertain, or possible things like emotions, opinions, wishes, recommendations, doubts, or specific events taking place at some point.

Does that sound confuse you?

Don’t worry because it confuses me too, and I am a native speaker!

Now, the biggest advice that I can give you to master the subjunctive is the same that Karo gives on her podcast:

“…No importan los nombres técnicos de los tiempos, centrate en las construcciones, o los ejemplos…”

In English, it would be something like: Don’t worry about the technical names, just focus on how the examples are made.

I don’t want to go into more details about this topic, I’ll just let Karo and Mauro show you the way to use the subjunctive with emotions in two different podcastepisodes.

Ladies and gentleman the Español Automático Podcast!

Subjuntivo español: Expresando emociones y sentimientos- Parte 1

Subjuntivo español: Expresando emociones y sentimientos – Parte 2

I really hope you enjoyed these two episodes, and I suggest you follow the Español Automático podcast.

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Diego Cuadros is a blogger and a Spanish online teacher. He uses stories to help Spanish lovers understand fast-speaking native speakers, so they don't freeze and panic in conversations.

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