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Old January 13, 2009, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by hola View Post
well this is what she said. i understand her but i am sure she could have used different words. is what she said even written correctly?

"Tener hambre es un hecho, no es algo que podría ocurrir. (no va subjuntivo). Hace falta que tengas hambre para saber lo que es. (Va el subjuntivo porque le dice que para saber lo que es el hambre quien no la tiene, tiene que padecerla)."
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Since neither of these statements conveys the idea that the subjunctive has to be used when speaking of yourself, I don't understand where you got that idea.

It's quite possible to use the subjunctive when referring to yourself, but only when required. For example:
Mi mamá no cree que yo tenga hambre.
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