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El Condicional Simple

Spanish Conditional

El Condicional Simple also known as El Condicional Imperfecto and El Pospretérito

El Condicional Simple expresses hypothetical actions that would or might happen in the future. It is also used to express wishes, to give advice and suggestions or to invite and ask in a polite way.

The English conditional is the modal verb ''would'' + main verb, while in Spanish El Condicional is a full set of verb conjugations.

Look at these examples:

Yo jugaría al futbol sí mañana no lloviese.I would play football if it weren't raining tomorrow.

¿Le gustaría tomar un sandwich?Would you like a sandwich?

¿Qué zapatos comprarías tú? - Yo me compraría los azules.-What shoes would you buy? - I would buy the blue ones.


See also: Spanish Present Tenses and All Spanish Tenses