In today’s lesson, we will learn to conjugate regular and irregular Spanish verbs in the present subjunctive tense.
Within the regular-verb category, we will focus on regular verbs that suffer orthographic changes and regular verbs that don’t.
In regards to irregular verbs, we will focus on stem-changing verbs, verbs that are completely irregular, and verbs that are irregular in the yo form only in the present indicative tense.
In the end, you will find a “present-subjunctive-conjugation” cheat sheet that you can download for free! So, stay ’cause you’re in for a treat!
Can you conjugate Spanish verbs in the simple present tense? If so, conjugating verbs in the present subjunctive will be easy peasy lemon squeezy for you!
You can form the present subjunctive of almost all verbs from the yo form of the present indicative. You just need to drop the -o and add the proper ending to the stem. Let me give you some examples.
What’s the conjugation of amar (to love) in the simple present tense for the yo form? You are right. It’s amo (I love). Since the verb amar ends in -ar, it is necessary to use the present subjunctive endings of verbs that end in -ar to conjugate this verb.
Let’s conjugate this verb together! First, we need to get rid of the -o in amo. We are left with am. Now, let’s add the endings -e, -es, -e, -emos, -éis, -en to it to get the present subjunctive conjugation of amar.