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"Indicativo" is an adjective which is often translated as "indicative", and "subjuntivo" is a noun which is often translated as "subjunctive". Learn more about the difference between "indicativo" and "subjuntivo" below.
indicativo(
een
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dee
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kah
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tee
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boh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (demonstrative)
a. indicative
La caída de la cotización de las acciones es indicativa de la desconfianza que existe.The fall in stock prices is indicative of the current lack of confidence.
2. (grammar)
a. indicativo
La frase "ella canta" está en el modo indicativo.The sentence "she sings" is in the indicative mood.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (grammar)
a. indicative
En español el indicativo me resulta mucho más fácil que el subjuntivo.I find the indicative much easier than the subjunctive in Spanish.
4. (radio)
a. call sign
La policía llamó por radio a la oficina central y dio su indicativo: delta, romeo, tres, dos.The police officer radioed headquarters and gave her call sign: delta, romeo, three two.
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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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