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Expresar hipótesis con Indicativo o Subjuntivo

January 25 - 31, 2015

En español podemos expresar hipótesis en Indicativo o Subjuntivo dependiendo del tipo de frase. Utilizamos una serie de verbos como "creer", "pensar", "considerar", etc. Vamos a utilizar el verbo creer para ver los ejemplos de las diferentes opciones:
(In Spanish we can express a hypothesis with the Indicative or the Subjunctive depending on the kind of sentence. There are many verbs we can use, like "creer", "pensar", "considerar", etc. Let's see the examples for the different options taking the verb creer:)

Oraciones afirmativas: Creer que + Indicativo.
(Affirmative sentences: Creer que + Indicative.)

Creo que iré al cine.
I think I'll go to the movies.

Creo que va a llover.
I think it's going to rain.

Pienso que Juan puede hacer el trabajo sólo.
I think that Juan can do the job by himself.

Oraciones negativas: No creer que + Subjuntivo.
(Negative sentences: No creer que + Subjunctive.)

No creo que me guste esa película.
I don't think I'll like that movie.

No creo que vaya al cine.
I don't think I'll go to the movies.

No creo que Juan pueda hacer el trabajo sólo.
I don't think that Juan can do the job by himself.

Imperativo negativo + que + Indicativo

Existe un tercer uso con estos verbos para indicar a otra persona que está equivocada o advertirle de algo:
(We have another way to use these verbs to show a person that he/she is wrong or to advise him/her about something:)

No creas que tienes razón.
Don't think you're right.

No creas que voy a hacer todo el trabajo yo solo.
Don't think I'm going to do all the work by myself.

No pienses que Eva te ayudará.
Don't think that Eva is going to help you.

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