The Spanish present subjunctive tense is used to talk about events that are taking place currently that cause doubt, desire, intent, emotion or uncertainty. Subjunctive is one of the hardest tenses to learn for people who speak English or any other language that does not use this tense.
|No estoy seguro de que mis papas puedan venir.||I am not sure if my parents can come.|
|Busco unos zapatos que sean cómodos.||I am looking for a pair of comfortable shoes.|
The following charts show the verb “endings” for all regular verbs in the Present Subjunctive Tense.
Remember: these verb charts are only a tool to use while one is learning the language. In other words, one must eventually forget the verb chart and it must become second nature.
NOTE: The following endings are added to the infinitive. Do not drop the original endings.
|Personal Pronoun||Ending||Example (hablar)|
|Personal Pronoun||Ending||Example (compartir)|
|Personal Pronoun||Ending||Example (comer)|
The regular Present Subjunctive verbs are conjugated by dropping the -ar, -er, and -ar at the end of the verb and adding the proper conjugation.
The ending identifies:
1) the tense - when the action of the verb is taking place; and
2) the person - who is performing the action of the verb.