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Chris Trofin
Commands Vs Subjunctive

I have a huge problem between subjunction and commands 


if i say Don't complain to me= No me quejes! 

But isn't it a wish/desire so wouldn't i use subjuntive or is that only in sentences?

What words indicate subjunctive?

Jan 19, 2015 12:54 AM
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I forgot to add, that this change only happens when you are addressing to "tú". "Usted" and "ustedes" remain unchanged. Ej:



tú : Baila (aff.) / No bailes (neg.)

usted: Baile (aff.) / No baile (neg.)

ustedes: Bailen (aff.) / No bailen (neg.)


I hope that helps 

January 19, 2015

that is a common problem for many people who are learning Spanish.


What you have to bear in mind is that the imperative form in Spanish, besides the regular/irregular forms, is different in the cases of affirmative and negative imperative. That is why we say "habla" (speak) and "no hables" (don't speak)... so my advice would be to also learn the negative form of the imperative in Spanish :)

January 19, 2015

Hello! We never use that expression. The best translation of don't complain to me would be: No te quejes conmigo (In case you're complaining about someone else) no me alegues, no discutas... 

January 19, 2015
Chris Trofin
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