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COMMON SUBJUNCTIVE PHRASES

a menos que ... it's impossible that ...


unless ...
es improbable que ...
antes (de) que ... it's unlikely that ...
before ...
es incierto que ...
con tal (de) que ... it's uncertain that ...
provided that ...
es increíble que ...
cuando ... it's incredible that ...
when ...
es (una) lástima que ...
conviene que ... it's a pity that ...
it is advisable that ...
es malo que ...
después (de) que ... it's bad that ...
after ...
es mejor que ...
dudar que ... it's better that ...
to doubt that ...
es menester que ...
en caso de que ... it's necessary that ...
in case ...
es necesario que ...
en cuanto ... it's necessary that ...
as soon as ...
esperar que ...
es aconsejable que ... to wish that ...
it's advisable that ...
es posible que ...
es bueno que ... it's possible that ...
it's good that ...
es preciso que ...
es difícil que ... it's necessary that ...
it's unlikely that ...
es preferible que ...
es dudoso que ... it's preferable that ...
it is doubtful that ...
es probable que ...
es fácil que ... it's probable that ...
it's likely that ...
es raro que ...
es fantástico que ... it's rare that ...
it's fantastic that ...
es ridículo que ...
es importante que ... it's ridiculous that ...
it's important that ...
estar contento que
es imposible que ... to be happy that ...
to not suppose that ...
es terrible que ...
it's terrible that ... ojalá que ...
if only he would ...
hasta que ...
until ... para que ...
in order that ...
insistir en que ...
to insist that ... pedir que ...
to ask that ...
mandar que ...
to order that ... preferir que ...
to prefer that ...
más vale que ...
it's better that ... prohibir que ...
to prohibit that ...
mientras que ...
while ... puede ser que ...
it may be that ...
negar que ...
to deny that ...
querer que ...
no creer que ... to want that ...
not to believe that ...
recomendar que ...
no es cierto que ... to recommend that ...
it's not certain that ...
rogar que ...
no estar convencido de que ... to plead that ...
to not be convinced that ...
sentir que ...
no estar seguro de que ... to regret that ...
to not be sure that ...
sin que ...
no es verdad que ... without ...
it's not true that ...
sugerir que ...
no imaginarse que ... to suggest that ...
to not imagine that ...
tan pronto como ...
no parecer que ... as soon as ...
to not seem that ...
temer que ...
no pensar que ... to fear that ...
to not think that ...
tener miedo de que ...
no suponer que ... to be afraid that ...
LIST OF COMMON PHRASES WHEN NOT TO USE THE SUBJUNCTIVE

creer que ...


to believe that ...

no dudar que ...


to not doubt that ...

es cierto que ...


it is certain that ...

es claro que ...


it is clear that ...

es evidente que ...


it is certain that ...

es obvio que ...


it is obvious that ...

estar seguro que ...


to be sure that ...

es verdad que ...


it is true that ...

no cabe duda que ...


there's no doubt that ...

no es dudoso que ...


it is not doubtful that ...

no hay duda que ...


there is no doubt that ...

Since these expressions introduce a quality of certainty, they do not trigger the use of the
subjunctive.