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Indirect Commands

What is an indirect command in Latin?

Indirect commands

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


Que venga Rosa. - Let Rose come.

Que vengan a las once - Have them come at eleven o’clock.

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

Que le ganes la pelea (I want) You (to) win the fight.

Que tenga un feliz cumpleaños May you have a happy birthday


- The following examples include pronouns and negative commands.

Que no venga Rosa. - Do not let Rose come.

Que no vengan a las once - Do not have them come at eleven o’clock.


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