Ojalá.....

Marianopolita

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As a spin off from the Word of the day thread I think it deserves a thread on its own.


Ojalá means- I wish or I hope in Spanish followed by a verb in the subjunctive (mood).


Here are some practice exercises.

 

Marianopolita

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Ojalá que una dia yo puedo entender español!
Yes, of course.

You should say pueda not puedo.


Also un día......masc noun.

This is the special grammar point of this thread. Ojalá or Ojalá que is followed by a verb in the subjunctive mood.


* I don’t think you have reached this grammar point yet in your independent study.
 

Marianopolita

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Yes, two classic songs indeed. The first one by Silvio Rodríguez is very nostalgic. Love to see those Cubans enjoying something in a land with so many restrictions.

🇨🇺 Cuba libre algún día. Ojalá.


Songs lyrics are recommended for language learners (especially lyrics that you can understand). They are often poetry and reflect the language in its everyday form.
 

Marianopolita

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For those of you who can read in Spanish here is a nice summary on the origin of ojalá.


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