Heather (sydneygb) wrote in linguaphiles,
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"I wish I weren't" (French)

I have a phrase I want to use in my paper journal and I wanted to check it against you folks before I commit it to ink and paint.

The phrase is meant to mean: I am American, but I wish I weren't. The French I have deemed most correct is: Je suis americaine, mais je souhaite que je ne serais pas. I'm not sure whether I should use conditional (serais) or subjunctive (sois). Which do you think is better?

Thanks very much in advance.
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