Usted puede tomar lo que quiera.

English Translation

You may take anything you like.

Hi everyone. Why is quiera in subjunctive here??

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It’s an open suggestion; whatever you decide to take is fine. Maybe you don’t even know yet what’s there to take.


In this case, the speaker doesn’t know if the listener wants anything or not. The subjunctive expresses that doubt. As @morbrorper says, you can take whatever you like [or not].

You can read more about it here.

Weirdo is an acronym that helps you remember what types of verbs can introduce a clause with a subjunctive verb form. It stands for: Wishes, Emotions, Impersonal Expressions, Recommendations, Doubt/Denial, and Ojalá.