Grammar Term:
Subjunctive

Translation: der Subjunktiv (der Konjunktiv)
The English subjunctive is a special structure in English that is used for certain conditional statements. It is NOT its own verb form, though, so "could" and "should" are NOT subjunctive forms. Other languages have different definitions.

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Conditional in German - 1

In this episode about the conjunctive in German, we'll get a little overview over the topic, see why we call it conditional instead and learn all about "würde".


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