Cap. 3-2: El Condicional THE CONDITIONAL TENSE The CONDITIONAL tense is very easy to form. The CONDITIONAL Tense is used to express what would happen or what someone would do in a given set of circumstances (“would + the meaning of the verb”) I would go You would travel The same set of endings is applied to all verbs (-ar, -er, -ir). hablaría hablarías hablaría hablaríamos hablarían comería comerías comería comeríamos comerían Caber : cabr Decir : dir Haber: habr Hay = habría Hacer: harQuerer: querr Saber: sabr Salir: saldr Tener: tendrPoder: podrPoner: pondr Venir: vendr Valer: valdr Yo que tú If I were you En tu lugar In your place En esa In that situación situation Expressions that tell what you would or would not like are also used with the conditional : Me gustaría darle tiempo para pensar. Te molestaría oír el rumor. Si yo fuera If I were The first clause (verb) is in the past subjunctive (don’t worry we are not working with this form!, just have to remember them) The 2nd Verb is the one that is conjugated in the conditional Si tú fueras – If you were Si yo tuviera If I had Si tú tuvieras If you had Si yo pudiera If I were able (could) Si tú pudieras If you were able (could) Si yo fuera rica, COMPRARÍA una casa en la playa. Si yo tuviera una casa en la playa, IRÍA a la costa todos los días. Si yo pudiera, TENDRÍA una casa en la costa de California.