Can you recall the uses of Congiuntivo in Italian?

The uses of Congiuntivo are a topic for Advanced students.

This video tutorial will help you go through them with some useful examples!

First of all, we normally use the Congiuntivo in secondary clauses after a verb which expresses:

  • un dubbio – a doubt

Credo che oggi sia mercoledì. –> I think today is Wednesday.

  • un augurio – a wish

Mi auguro che tu possa superare il tuo esame. –> I wish you pass your exam.

  • una paura – a fright

Temo che sia troppo tardi. –> I fear it’s too late.

  • una speranza – a hope

Spero che domani sia una bella giornata. –> I hope the weather is nice tomorrow.

Using the Congiuntivo is compulsory after some conjunctions:

  • affinché – so that

Esco affinché tutto possa finire in fretta. –> I go out so that everything can quickly finish.

  • nonostante – even though

Nonostante abbia studiato inglese, Marco non riesce a parlare con i suoi amici americani. –> Even though Marco studied English, he is not able to speak with his American friends.

  • purché – as long as

Vengo purché venga anche tu. –> I am coming as long as you are coming too.

  • benché – even though

Benché sia tardi stasera esco. –> Even though it’s late, I’m going out tonight.

The Congiuntivo can be also used in main clauses to express:

  • esortazione – exhortation

Abbiate pazienza! –> Be patient!

  • desiderio – desire

Possiate essere felici insieme. – I hope you are happy together.

  • dubbio – doubt

Bussano alla porta, che sia mia madre? –> Someone is knocking, it may be my mother.

It’s time to think of more and more examples to practice!

Can you make a sentence for each use?

It would be a great activity to revise them!

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