Use of Conditional  

1. To express a hypothetical action, either present or future.

  • Ahora mismo me comería un donut.
    I would eat a doughnut right now.
  • Mañana te daría el dinero (si lo tuviera).
    Tomorrow I would give you the money (if I had it).

2. To express a future action with respect to a past action.

  • Ella dijo que vendría hoy.
    She said she would come today.
  • Mi vecina juró que nunca volvería a beber.
    My neighbor swore that she would never drink again.

3. To indicate probability or conjecture in the past (like the future of probability, but with respect to the past):

  • ¿Dónde irían los chicos anoche?
    I wonder where the boys went last night.
  • No sé, estarían con sus amigos.
    I don’t know; they probably were with their friends.

This idea can also be expressed with probablemente and the imperfect:

  • No sé, probablemente estaban con sus amigos.
    I don’t know; they probably were with their friends.

4. To soften a request or statement in order to show politeness:

  • Quiero más té.
    I want more tea
  • Querría más té.
    I would like more tea



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