Hi there (my 1st question on fr SE but I use Stack Overflow a lot).
So, I have somewhat 'mastered' the present, imperfect, passé composé and future.
Now, I am trying to move on to subjonctif présent. With difficulty.
I don't understand, when it is a present tense, why we are supposed to use IMPERFECT endings.
For example: 'That we speak' = 'Que nous parlions'
But to me that reads 'That we were speaking' (as parlions is an imperfect ending).
So why not say 'That we speak' as 'Que nous parlons' (present ending).
I would really appreciate an explanation here, when should this tense be used and why are the endings not present tense when we are talking about the present?