Use one keyword / Use una sola palabra / Utilizez un mot / Utilizzare una parola / Verwenden Sie ein Wort - For comments, scroll to end of content / Para comentarios, véase el final del artículo

Is The Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Of God? Or Is It Evil?

Did you know the Word of God (the Christian Bible) speaks directly against what governments are doing with Covid-19 vaccine mandates? Get the facts here

¿Viene de Dios el mandato de vacuna contra el Covid-19? O ¿acaso es malo?

¿Sabía que la Palabra de Dios (la Biblia cristiana) condena de manera directa lo que los gobiernos están haciendo a través de los mandatos de vacuna contra el Covid-19? Obtenga los hechos aquí.


The Third Man by Angela Sheffield

Was There A Curse On Helen's Romantic Life?

The Third Man by Angela Sheffield is based on a true story. Read chapter one now!

Should A Christian Practice Yoga Or Pilates? The Shocking Truth

Perhaps you practice yoga for health reasons, or to reduce stress. But, do you really know the diabolical goal of any form or style of yoga, including pilates? Get your answers here

La verdad espeluznante sobre el yoga revelada por la Biblia cristiana

Quizás practiques yoga por motivos de salud o para reducir el estrés. Pero, ¿realmente conoces el objetivo diabólico de cualquier forma o estilo de yoga, incluido el pilates? Obten tus respuestas aquí.

View Content By Specific Category

Physical/Mental Health and Wellness
Bible Contradictions
Christian Encouragement
The Paranormal
Science And The Bible
Biblical End Time Prophecy
Dating, Marriage, Family
Topics That Divide The Church
Christian Spiritual Warfare
Christian Growth
Misconceptions About Christianity
Christian Evangelism
Biblical Warnings
True Stories and Poetry
Food and Drink
Grab Bag (Very Interesting)
Christian Answers for Hard Questions
Contenidos en Español
Contenu en Français
Public Opinion

Christian Store Departments

To Be Announced
To be announced
To Be Announced
Christian Books (Non-fiction)
Libros Electrónicos GRATIS
Christian Books (Fiction)
Libros Cristianos - No Ficción
To Be Announced
Libros Cristianos - Ficción

experiencias cercanas a la muerte book

Las experiencias cercanas a la muerte: ¿Qué dice la Biblia cristiana?

¡Véase un extracto de este libro que nos hace abrir los ojos!


Help me with my unruly teenager!

Contact one of our nationally certified Christian life coaches who specializes in working with at-risk youth. Tell me more!

traducciones inglés español

Teofila Gottfried book

¿Qué tiene que ver conmigo? por Teófila Gottfried

Lo que leemos en la Biblia tiene que ver con todos los seres humanos, sean cristianos o judíos, ateos o agnósticos, budistas, musulmanes o adherentes a alguna de las filosofías o nuevas religiones que surgen en el mundo. ¿Por qué? Ver mayor información sobre este interesante libro.

Entender la dimensión desconocida del mundo real: Revelaciones divinas

La Biblia cristiana de cobertura a cobertura trata sobre todo lo relacionado con la dimensión desconocida, también llamada la quinta dimensión. Más información aquí.

Historias paranormales verídicas: ¿Explica la Biblia cristiana la quinta dimensión?

¡Lea una historia gratis!

Official PayPal Seal

Spanish Lessons on the Subjunctive--In Plain English (Part I)


Christian Food for Thought:

It was rebellion against God approximately 10,000 years ago that resulted in the destruction of a one-world language--consequences that still endure to this day. "And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language. And this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down and there confound their language that they may not understand one another's speech" (KJV, Gen. 11:5-6). It takes much time and dedication for man to learn just one foreign language; but, his Creator knows them all!

The Spanish Subjunctive Clouded by Rules of Grammar

Having been bilingual since an early age, I've never been a fan of grammar when it comes to language learning because I believe it hinders progress towards real communication, written or verbal. I'll, therefore, try to limit my use of words related to grammar to the "subjunctive" or the "indicative." Also, keep in mind that there's almost always more than one way to say things in a language, especially if it is a language spoken in many nations and/or has many dialects such as Spanish, French, Arabic and English. You should already know how to form the subjunctive because that knowledge is assumed and needed to benefit from these Spanish lessons on the subjunctive.

Exactly When Do You Use the Subjunctive in Spanish?

While there are definite times when you should use the subjunctive in Spanish, attempting to memorize them will not work. Why? Because there are those gray areas in which either the subjunctive or the indicative can be used depending on the specific message you want to convey. The whole purpose of language is to communicate ideas as precisely as possible; this requires sound understanding and real life practice, practice, and more practice if you ever hope to handle Spanish or any foreign language the way you handle English or whatever your mother tongue may be.

Ask Yourself These Questions

The goal of these Spanish lessons on the subjunctive is to lay a foundation on which you can build your new skill for effective and correct communication in this language. So, here we go. You should immediately start thinking of the Spanish subjunctive whenever verbs dealing with any of the following are being used: uncertainty, expectations, doubt, skepticism, desires, demands, advice, suggestions, impositions of will, insistence on something, facts that are negated, and needs. If you study the list below, you'll get a better idea of the thought process you'll need to develop naturally.

Verb - Meaning

Esperar - To expect, to hope, to wait for (expectation and desire)

Aconsejar - To advise (advice and suggestion)

Exigir - To demand (demands)

Querer or Desear - To want, to love, to desire, to wish (wants and desires)

Necesitar - To need (needs)

Dudar - To doubt (uncertainty and skepticism, be careful with this one as it can also mean to hesitate and doesn't "take" the subjunctive when in the negative.)

Insistir en - To insist on (insistence)

Notice how I've translated the following sentences expressing wants, needs, demands, uncertainty, and the giving of advice using the verbs above. This is only a sampling of the verbs that can be involved with these types of expressions.

Sentence: I hope we become friends.
Translation: Espero que nos hagamos amigos/as.

Sentence: He advised his godson to work for himself.
Translation: Aconsejó a su ahijado que trabajara por cuenta propia.

Sentence: The sargent demands that the soldiers march.
Translation: El sargento exige que los soldados marchen.

Sentence: Does she want me to wax the floor?
Translations: Quiere que encere el piso?

Sentence: I need cleaning rags and cleaning products.
Translate: Necesito trapos y productos para la limpieza.

Sentence: I doubt he will sweep the floor.
Translate: Dudo de que barra el piso.

Sentence: They insisted that we help them/They insisted on us helping them.
Translate: Insistieron en que les ayudáramos.

Your Turn to Practice the Subjunctive in Spanish

You should be able to translate the following into Spanish.

1. Do you suggest that I write her a letter?
2. They expected me to call.
3. I doubt you will succeed. (tener éxito - to succeed)
4. He needs you to lift the box.
5. We wanted her to sing.

"Spanish Lessons on the Subjunctive--In Plain English (Part II)" covers the use of this verb tense when dealing with a state of mind, attitude or bias, impersonal expressions, and those gray areas previously mentioned.
Spanish Lessons on the Subjunctive--In Plain English (Part II)
©2011 Ana Kirk

Donations / Donaciones

(Please scroll down for English) Si este contenido te ha resultado útil, y te gustaría ayudarnos a llegar a más gente con el evangelio, puedes colaborar con nostros por:

1. Recomendar este contenido a tus familiares, amigos y conocidos compartiendo el enlace en redes sociales, otras webs y blogs, y por correo electrónico. 2. Hacer una donación de cualquier cantidad. 3. Orar para que Dios siga bendiciendo esta obra. 4. Comprar en nuestra tienda.

Además de publicar cientos de artículos cristianos que tratan sobre una gran variedad de temas difíciles desde el punto de vista bíblico, traducimos a otros cuatros idiomas. Y damos clases de Biblia gratuitas. También respondemos las preguntas personales de nuestros visitantes.


If you've found this content helpful, and would like to help us reach more people with the gospel, you can do so in the following ways:

1. Recommend this content to your family, friends and acquaintanes by sharing the link on social media, other websites and blogs, and by e-mail. 2. Make a donation of any amount. 3. Pray God continues to bless this work. 4. Purchase from our store.

In addition to publishing hundreds of Christian articles that deal with a large variety of difficult questions from the biblical point of view, we translate to four additional langauges. And we conduct free Bible classes. We also personally respond to our visitors' inquiries and questions.

International Bible Study by Zoom


Study the Bible with us no matter where you live. More information here.

Estudio bíblico internacional por Zoom


Estudiad la Biblia con nosotros no importa dónde viváis. Más información.

Copyright notice: This website and its content is copyright of © Heavenly Manna (HeavenlyManna.net) 2002-2016.


how can I translate the Spanish future imperfect of subjunctive into English?
Shall I use only nomilizers such as: the one who, the person who, those who, whoever, whatever, whenever, etc.?
by: Eugenia
Posted on 2011-02-23 18:26:44

To Eugenia:

There is no tense called the "future imperfect of the subjunctive," at least not as the language is presented to English speakers learning it. Please share a brief example (the native Spanish) of what you are trying to translate so we may answer your question.
by: Heavenly Manna
Posted on 2011-02-23 22:21:29

Send Comments or a Private Message about One of Our Services / Envíe Comentarios o un Mensaje Privado acerca de nuestros servicios

We're a small team, please be patient as we review comments.

Submit your comment for publication on this site (2,000 characters limit). Private messages about our services are NEVER displayed. Envíe su comentario para que lo publiquemos en este sitio (hasta 2.000 caracteres). NUNCA publicamos los mensajes privados acerca de nuestros servicios:

Comments made. (They close at 10.) Comments awaiting approval included in the count.) Cantidad de comentarios (El sistema admite hasta 10, y luego se cierra automáticamente)  

Please do the math to send your comment. Por favor, calcule para enviar su comentario.
+ =

You will be notified when your OWN comment is approved. You may choose to be notified when others comment. Notification might not be sent for comments not approved. Se le notificará cuando se apruebe su comentario. Puede solicitar que se le notifique cuando alguien participe en el hilo de la conversación. Podrá recibir o no una notificación por comentarios/preguntas que no se han aprobado. No se envían notificaciones en caso de comentarios no aprobados.

I want to follow conversation on this content. Quiero que me avisen cuando alguien participe de esta conversación. .
I do not want to follow conversation on this content. But, I understand that I'll be notified by email when my OWN comments are approved. No quiero seguir la conversación de este contenido, pero entiendo que me notificarán por correo electrónico cuando se apruebe la publicación de mi comentario.

Return to content (Regresar a contenidos)

©2003 - 2013 Heavenly Manna Ministries
Images: courtesy of Free Digital Photos, openstockphotography.org, FreeFoto.com, Wikimedia Commons. Multiple crosses image - Wikimedia Commons - C.G.P Grey - Animation by Heavenly Manna