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Examples of Spanish subjunctive

I'm starting this thread to write down some examples of Spanish subjunctive as I find them.

The first one, from last night episode of The Big Bang Theory:

Sheldon- You're back!
Arthur Jeffries - It doesn't seem like it's up to me

Sheldon- ¡Volviste!
Arthur - No parece que dependa de mí / No que yo lo decida.
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From Billions, season 1, episode 3

Axelrod - I'm sorry to break it to you, but...

Axelrod - Siento ser yo el que te lo diga, pero ...
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From Father Brown, season 4 episode 6

Mrs. McCarthy - "A situation I would not be in were it not for you!"

Mrs. McCarthy - "¡Situación en la que no estaría si no fuera por usted/por su causa!"
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there's no stopping me = no hay [quien/que] me detenga <notice the lack of accents; that doesn't mean que is a conjunction here>

From Don't Stop Me Now, by Queen

«...
I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva
I'm gonna go go go
There's no stopping me
...»

«...
soy un auto de carreras pasando por delante como Lady Godiva*,
voy a darle, darle, darle
¡No hay que me detenga!
...»

(* pronounced /'leidi go'diba/)

From Scarface

Tony Montana: «Okay, here's the story. I come from the gutter. I know that. I got no education... but that's okay. I know the street, and I'm making all the right connections. With the right woman, there's no stopping me. I could go right to the top.»

Tony Montana: «OK, esta es la historia. Vengo de los barrios bajos. Lo sé. No tengo educación ... pero eso está bien. Conozco la calle, y estoy haciendo buenos contactos. Con la mujer adecuada no hay quien me detenga. Podría ir directo a la cima.»
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not to my knowledge = no, que yo sepa
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Hercule Poirot: -"The grand vizier Ptahotep was crushed to death under a thousand pieces of silver because he embezzled his master's treasury"
Mr Pennington: -"You don't say!"

Hercule Poirot: -"El gran visir Ptahotep fue hecho aplastar bajo el peso de mil barras de plata porque desfalcó las riquezas de su amo"
Mr Pennington: -"¡No me diga!"

From Death on the Nile (1978)
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