The use of the subjunctive after cuando

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The use of the subjunctive after cuando

We use cuando (when) with the subjunctive tense to express future actions. It can be formed in two ways:

  • Cuando + subjunctive + future simple:

Cuando llegue a la estación te llamaré llegar, subj. presente.

When I get to the station, I'll call you. llegar, subj. presente

Cuando esté en el hotel hablaré con Ana estar, subj. presente.

When I'm at the hotel, I'll talk to Ana. estar, subj. presente

  • Cuando + subjunctive + imperative:

Cuando vayas a la estación, llámame ir, subj. presente.

When you go to the station, call me. ir, subj. presente

Cuando vengas a Madrid, ven a casa venir, subj. presente.

When you come to Madrid, drop by my place. venir, subj. presente

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