The Subjunctive Mood
Lecture no. 28 from the course: Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture
Taught by Professor James Pfrehm | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
So far, you have been using mostly the indicative mood—the verbal form used to express reality and facts—with a brief foray into the imperative mood used to express commands (in Lesson 24). Now, learn the mood for expressing contrary-to-fact or hypothetical situations: the subjunctive. The dialogue centers around the frustrations and second thoughts attending the purchase of a new smartphone.