6B – El subjuntivo con
verbos de emoción y duda
The subjunctive with verbs of
emotion and doubt
Use the subjunctive after
que when the initial clause
expresses doubt or emotion
Remember, there must be a
change of subject in the
subjunctive clause.
I. Verbs of emotion
– to hope
 Sentir(ie) – to be sorry, regret
 Temer – to fear
 Tener miedo – to have fear (to be afraid)
 Esperar
•Espero que vayas en avión.
•Tememos que estés enfermo.
•Ella siente que la fiesta empiece tarde.
Verbs of emotion which are used
with an indirect object pronoun
Indirect object pronouns:
Me
Te
Le
Nos
Os
Les
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3rd person form of:
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Agradar – to please
Alegrar de – to make happy
Complacer – to please
Divertir (ie) – to amuse
Encantar – to enchant, to delight
Fascinar – to fascinate
Gustar – to be pleasing, to appeal (like)
Importar – to matter, be important
Interesar – to interest
Molestar – to bother
Parecer bien / mal – to seem right / wrong
Preocupar – to worry
*All the above will be used in the 3rd person only.
Ejemplos – Me fascina que puedas cantar bien.
Nos preocupa que no este aquí.
Te gusta que no tengamos clase.
Le parece mal que vivas muy lejos.
Alegrar(se) de and Agradar(se) de
may be used:
1.
with an indirect object pronoun
2. as reflexive verbs.
Alegrarse (de)
1.
Reflexive – (you must use de after the verb)
Alegrarse de – to be happy
Me alegro de que vengas a mi fiesta.
I am happy that you are coming to my party.
2. Non-reflexive with indirect object pronoun
Alegrar – to make (someone) happy
Me alegra que vengas a mi fiesta
It makes me happy that you are coming to my party.
Agradarse de
1.
Reflexive – (you must use de after the verb)
Agradarse de – to be pleased
Nos agradamos de que vuelvas hoy.
We are pleased that you are returning today.
2. Non-reflexive with indirect object pronoun
Agradar – to be pleasing (to someone)
Nos agrada que vuelvas hoy.
It is pleasing to us that you are returning today.
1.
Reflexive – (you must use de after the verb)
Alegrarse de – to be happy
Me alegro de que vengas a mi fiesta.
I am happy that you are coming to my party.
2. Non-reflexive with indirect object pronoun
Alegrar – to make (someone) happy
Me alegra que vengas a mi fiesta
It makes me happy that you are coming to my party.
II. Verbs of doubt
Dudar – to doubt
 No creer – to not believe
 No pensar(ie) – to not think
 No estar seguro – to not be sure
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Ejemplos:
Dudamos que Juan ayude mucho.
No estoy seguro que vayan a llegar.
Ellas no piensan que Elisa sepa el vocabulario.
No crees que estemos jugando hoy.
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6B – El subjuntivo con verbos de emoción y duda