Irregular present subjunctive forms
Having looked at regular present subjunctive forms
in Spanish, you may be dreading a long list of irregular forms to learn. Luckily, Spanish has only
a handful of forms that are actually unpredictable. They are the following:
Irregular Spanish present subjunctive forms
|Verb||Present subjunctive forms|
|ser||sea(s), seamos, seáis, sean
|estar||esté(s), estemos, estéis, estén|
|ir||vaya(s), vayamos, vayáis, vayan|
|dar||dé1, des, demos, deis, den|
|saber||sepa(s), sepamos, sepáis, sepan|
As in the imperfect tense, the verb ver
is essentially regular so long as you see ve- as being the stem:
|ver||vea(s), veamos, veáis, vean|
Other than the verbs mentioned above, verbs that have an irregular present tense yo form
use this form as the basis of their subjunctive forms. See:
"semi-regular" subjunctive forms.
1. The accent here essentially distinguishes this form from the preposition de, and indicates that it is a "stress-carrying" word.
Introduction to Spanish verbs
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