Quick answer
"Darse cuenta" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to realize", and "subjuntivo" is a noun which is often translated as "subjunctive". Learn more about the difference between "darse cuenta" and "subjuntivo" below.
darse cuenta(
dahr
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seh
 
kwehn
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tah
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (often used with "de")
a. to realize
Me acabo de dar cuenta de que no tengo las llaves del carro.I just realized I don't have my car keys.
b. to realise (United Kingdom)
Al llegar al aeropuerto, Sonia se dio cuenta de que había dejado su pasaporte en casa.When she got to the airport, Sonia realised she'd left her passport at home.
c. to notice
Está cayendo agua del inodoro. - ¡Ups! No me había dado cuenta.The toilet is leaking. - Oops! I hadn't noticed.
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subjuntivo(
soob
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hoon
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tee
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boh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (grammar)
a. subjunctive
El subjuntivo es una forma verbal que les cuesta mucho entender a los extranjeros.The subjunctive is a verbal form that foreigners find very difficult to understand.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (grammar)
a. subjunctive
Recién cuando empecé a estudiar idiomas extranjeros me enteré de la existencia del modo subjuntivo.I only learned of the existence of the subjunctive mood when I began to study foreign languages.
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