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I wish I could...


If 'deseo que' is followed by the subjunctive, but 'could' is conditional, how do you make this sentence?

My guess is:

'deseo que podría'

But this leaves out the subjunctive, so am I wrong or is this an exception?

updated ABR 22, 2010
posted by alexengijon

1 Answer


I'd use ojala for the I wish bit and probably podria for the could bit. I wish I could fly. =

Ojala que podria volar.

Otherwise you'd have to use desear or gustaria.

I await correction grin

updated ABR 22, 2014
edited by lagartijaverde
posted by lagartijaverde
Ójala pudiera ... - samdie, ABR 22, 2010
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