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Indirect Commands

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When the command is given through a third party, indirect commands are used. The form is “que + present subjunctive.”

Que entre María.
Let María come in.

Que vengan a las cuatro.
Have them come at four o’clock.

Indirect commands are also used to convey a hope or a wish.

Que lo hagas tú.
(I want) You (to) do it.

Que vivas para siempre.
May you live forever.

The following examples include pronouns and negative commands.

Que ellos entren ahora.
Let them in now.

Que no entren ellos ahora.
Don’t let them in now.

Que se ponga Sara el vestido negro.
Have Sara put on the black dress.

Que no se ponga Sara el vestido blanco.
Don’t have Sara put on the white dress.

Let’s add a flashcard for indirect commands:

Verb Flashcards
Complete List

Indirect commands Use “que + present subjunctive”

Que entre María.
Let María come in.

Que vengan a las cuatro.
Have them come at four o’clock.

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