What conjugation is vinera? (See below)

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What conjugation is vinera? (See below)

But this is to do with the nature of this sentence. For other sentences you can replace si with que, for example:

Me encantaría que vinera Carlos.

Me encantaría si viniera Carlos. 

Asked 1 month ago
SilviaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Jannice

"Viniera" is the imperfect subjunctive form of the verb "venir" (to come). The imperfect subjunctive is used in Spanish for expressing wishes, doubt, hypothetical situations, or requests in a polite or formal context, especially when referring to events that are uncertain or in the past.

In your examples, both sentences effectively express a similar desire or wish for Carlos to come, but they employ slightly different constructions that are common in Spanish:

Me encantaría que viniera Carlos. (I would love it if Carlos came.)

 Here, "que" introduces a clause of desire or wish in the subjunctive mood, which is a typical use of the subjunctive.

Me encantaría si viniera Carlos. (I would love it if Carlos came.)

In this case, "si" (if) introduces a conditional clause, also triggering the use of the subjunctive mood because it refers to a hypothetical situation.

Both sentences are correct and convey the idea that the speaker would be pleased if Carlos were to come, though the first construction ("que viniera") is more commonly used in this context.

Feliz semana

Silvia

 
 
 
 

What conjugation is vinera? (See below)

But this is to do with the nature of this sentence. For other sentences you can replace si with que, for example:

Me encantaría que vinera Carlos.

Me encantaría si viniera Carlos. 

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