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Deber Subjunctive Tense

Delve into the obligations of deber in the Subjunctive Tense, supported by detailed verb charts and examples for clarity. Fulfill your learning duties at our deber conjugation page and commit to more understanding with our Spanish conjugation resources.

Verb Meaning(s): must, should, to owe

Verb Chart: Deber Subjunctive Tense



(So that) I must



(So that) we must

(Juana, Juan)


(So that) you must


(informal Spain)


(So that) you all must


(Sra./Dr. García)


(So that) he/she/you must



(So that) they/you all must

Deber Subjunctive Tense Practice

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Subjunctive Tense

Deber Subjunctive Sentence Examples

1. Espero que yo no deba dinero después de pagar las cuentas.
I hope I don’t owe money after paying the bills.
2. Es importante que tú no debas dinero a tus amigos.
It’s important that you don’t owe money to your friends.
3. Quiero que él no deba dinero al banco.
I want him not to owe money to the bank.
4. Es necesario que ella no deba dinero por sus compras.
It’s necessary that she doesn’t owe money for her purchases.
5. Prefiero que usted no deba dinero a nadie.
I prefer that you don’t owe money to anyone.
6. Deseamos que nosotros no debamos dinero por el viaje.
We wish we don’t owe money for the trip.
7. Es mejor que vosotros no debáis dinero por la fiesta. (vosotros is used only in Spain)
It’s better that you don’t owe money for the party.
8. Esperan que ellos no deban dinero después de la graduación.
They hope they don’t owe money after graduation.
9. Es justo que ellas no deban dinero a la universidad.
It’s fair that they don’t owe money to the university.
10. Queremos que ustedes no deban dinero por los libros.
We want you not to owe money for the books.