The Subjunctive to Express Feelings
and Emotions
(El subjuntivo usado para expresar sentimientos
y emociones)
Temo que su hija
tenga una infección
de oído.
The Subjunctive to Express Feelings and Emotions
The subjunctive is used in noun clauses after verbs that
express emotions such as hope, fear, surprise, regret, pity,
anger, joy, and sorrow. Following are some sample verbs and
expressions.
alegrarse (de)
to be glad
enojar
to anger; to make angry
to hope
esperar
to be happy
estar contento/a (de)
to regret
lamentar
to bother
molestar
to regret
sentir (ie, i)
sorprender(se)
to surprise; to be surprised
temer
to fear
tener (ie) miedo (de)
to be afraid
The Subjunctive to Express Feelings and Emotions
The subjunctive is used in noun clauses after verbs that
express emotions such as hope, fear, surprise, regret, pity,
anger, joy, and sorrow.
Talisa lamenta que Carlos esté enfermo.
Talisa regrets (is sorry) that Carlos is sick.
Espero que hagas más ejercicio esta semana.
I hope that you exercise more this week.
Juana teme que su madre padezca de diabetes.
Juana fears that her mother will suffer from diabetes.
The Subjunctive to Express Feelings and Emotions
Just as with verbs of volition, when there is no change of
subject for the two verbs, we use the infinitive instead of a
noun clause.
Carlos lamenta estar enfermo.
Carlos regrets being sick.
Esperamos hacer más ejercicio esta semana.
We hope to exercise more this week.
Juana teme padecer de diabetes.
Juana fears that she suffers from diabetes.
The Subjunctive to Express Feelings and Emotions
The Subjunctive with Ojalá
The expression ¡Ojalá! entered the Spanish language during
the Arab (Moorish) occupation of Spain. It comes from an
Arabic expression meaning God (Allah) willing or May God
grant. ¡Ojalá! may be used with or without que and is
always followed by the subjunctive.
¡Ojalá (que) nos mantengamos en forma!
I hope that we stay in shape!
¡Ojalá (que) visites el spa en Bolivia!
I hope you visit the spa in Bolivia!
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The subjunctive, feelings and emotions