The Conditional / Condicional simple



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The Spanish conditional is formed by adding the conditional verb endings to the infinitive.  As you can see, it’s very similar to Future Simple. The desinences are the same for the three conjugations. It can often be translated as “would” verb forms.







Person
Amar (1st conj.)
Comer (2nd conj.)
Vivir (3rd conj.)
Yo
amar-ía
comer-ía
vivir-ía
amar-ías
comer-ías
vivir-ías
Él, ella
amar-ía
comer-ía
vivir-ía
Nosotros(as)
amar-íamos
comer-íamos
vivir-íamos
Vosotros(as)
amar-íais
comer-íais
vivir-íais
Ellos, Ellas
amar-ían
comer-ían
vivir-ían




                Most frequent uses                        Examples


Future action related to the past.
Toni dijo que llamaría / Toni said that he would call.
Possibility in the past.
Toni no llamó. Se olvidaría / Toni didn’t call. Maybe he forgot.
Polite invitations or requests in the present.
¿Le gustaría tomar un café? / Would you like a cup of coffee?
¿Me firmaría este impreso? / Would you like to sign in this form?
Improbable condition.
Si lo supiera, te lo diría / If I knew, I would tell you.
Advice.
Deberías llamar a tu madre / You should call your mother.






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