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The Conditional Year 12
What is the Conditional? The Conditional is a verb form used to talk about things that would happen or that would be true under certain conditions, for example, I would help you if I could. It is also used to say what you would like or need, for example, Could you give me the bill?
Using the Conditional its You can often recognize a conditional in English by the word would or its shortened form d.TIP There is no direct Spanish translation of would in verb forms like would be, would like, would help and so on. You can change the Spanish verb ending instead.
You use the conditional for: Saying what you would like to do Me gustaría conocerlo Id like to meet him. Making suggestions Podrías alquilar una bici You could hire a bike. Giving advice Deberías hacer más ejercicio You should take more exercise. Saying what you would do Le dije que le ayudaría I said I would help him.
Forming the Conditional To form the Conditional of regular –ar, -er and –ir verbs add the following endings to the infinitive of the verb: -ía, -ias, -ía, -íamos, -íais, -ían.
The following table shows the conditional tense of three regular verbs: hablar (meaning to speak), comer (meaning to eat) and vivir (meaning to live) yohablaríacomeríaviviría tuhablaríascomeríasvivirías el / ellahablaríacomeríaviviría nosotroshablaríamoscomeríamosviviríamos vosotroshablaríaiscomeríaisviviríais ellos / ellashablaríancomeríanvivirían
Reflexive verbs in the Conditional The conditional of reflexive verbs is formed in just the same way as for ordinary verbs, except that you have to remember to give the reflexive pronoun (me, te, se, nos, os, se). Le dije que me leventaría temprano I said I would get up early.