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"Depender de" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to depend on", and "subjuntivo" is a noun which is often translated as "subjunctive". Learn more about the difference between "depender de" and "subjuntivo" below.
depender de(
deh
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pehn
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dehr
 
deh
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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. (to be subject to)
a. to depend on
El levantamiento del bloqueo depende del resultado de la reunión entre los líderes.The lifting of the blockade depends on the outcome of the meeting between the leaders.
b. to be up to
Puedes irte si quieres; depende de ti.You can go if you want to; it's up to you.
2. (to need)
a. to depend on
La pareja dependía de la ayuda económica de sus familiares.The couple depended on the financial support of their families.
b. to be dependent on
Mucha gente mayor depende de sus hijos.Many elderly people are dependent on their children.
c. to rely on
Los Chicago Cubs dependían de su bateador para ganar la liga.The Chicago Cubs relied on their hitter to win the league.
3. (to be subordinate to)
a. to be accountable to
Nuestro departamento dependía del gobierno regional.Our department was accountable to the regional government.
b. to be answerable to
La sucursal del banco dejó de depender de la oficina central.This branch of the bank is no longer answerable to the central office.
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subjuntivo(
soob
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hoon
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tee
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boh
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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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