What does claro mean? My teacher always says "claro...." at the beginning of her sentence. Also when i use the sentence "pienso que podamos jugar: would it be podamos instead of podemos since its uncirtanty? (Subjuntive form)
I use "Vale" a lot to say "OK" before saying something like, "OK, let's go", "Vale, vamos"... or "OK, your turn", "Vale, te toca".
Are those acceptable? I actually picked it up from Paralee!
Claro (Clearly) is just a filler word like OK [muletilla] giving the speaker time to formulate in his/her mind what they wish to say.
Pienso que podemos....if you are stating your opinion that you (pl) are able to play, then use the indicative. (stating something that you believe probable)
No pienso que podamos jugar...would be stating that you are uncertain about whether you (pl) are able to play and would take the subjunctive. (similar to using creo/no creo).