Cap. 3-2: El Condicional
The CONDITIONAL tense is very easy to
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
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
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.

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