Porque

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Does porque require the subjunctive?

Porque may require the subjunctive, depending on what it means.

When it means “because” it uses the indicative.

Por ejemplo …

Siento feliz porque voy a la playa.
I am happy because I am going to the beach.

When it means “so that” it needs the subjunctive.

Porque puedas ir con nosotros, tienes que ahorar más dinero.
So that you can go with us, you must save more money.

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