Cap. 3-2: El Condicional
THE CONDITIONAL
TENSE
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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
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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
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Tener: tendrPoder: podrPoner: pondr Venir: vendr Valer: valdr
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 Yo que tú
 If I were you
 En tu lugar
 In your place
 En esa
 In that
situación
situation
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Expressions that tell what you would or
would not like are also used with the
conditional :
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Me gustaría darle tiempo para pensar.
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Te molestaría oír el rumor.
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Si yo fuera If I were
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The first clause (verb)
is in the past
subjunctive (don’t
worry we are not
working with this
form!, just have to
remember them)
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The 2nd Verb is the one
that is conjugated in
the conditional
Si tú fueras –
 If you were
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Si yo tuviera If I had
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Si tú tuvieras If you had
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Si yo pudiera If I were able (could)
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Si tú pudieras If you were able (could)
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Si yo fuera rica, COMPRARÍA una casa en la
playa.
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Si yo tuviera una casa en la playa, IRÍA a la
costa todos los días.
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Si yo pudiera, TENDRÍA una casa en la costa
de California.
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