Category: Lesson 6

The Spanish conditional perfect of “Hay”

The conditional perfect form Hay/there is, there are is habría habido there would have been. Let’s see some examples: Habría habido una tormenta, pero no paso nada/ There would have been a storm but nothing happened. Habría habido una gran fiesta, pero nadie asistió/ There would have been a big party, but nobody showed up. The idiomatic expression of  the “potencial compuesto” hay que/ one must,  is habría habido que / it would…

The Conditional Perfect of Reflexive verbs

Reflexives verbs always use reflexive pronouns in the conditional perfect tense. They always appear before the conjugated verb Let’s see examples o ejemplos bellow: Subject Pronoun Reflexive Pronoun Haber Past Participle Meaning Yo Me Habr+ía Peinado I would have combed myself Tu Te Habr+ías Peinado You (fam) would combed yourself El/ella/usted Se Habr+ía Peinado She/He would have combed herself/himself nosotros Nos Habr+íamos Peinado We would have combed ourselves Ellos/ellas/ustedes se…

Conjugation of the Conditional Perfect Tense

Conjugation of the Conditional Perfect Tense The conditional perfect is conjugated with the auxiliary verb haber/ to have, and the past participle of the verb. In order to build the conditional tense of regular verbs, you have to : a) Use the conditional tense of haber/ to have. Remember that haber is an auxiliary verb, it does not mean to have in the sense to possess. To indicate that you  have or…

Spanish Conditional Perfect (Conditional compuesto)

Spanish Conditional Perfect USES AND CHARACTERISTICS Most of the times the Conditional Perfect is used as… 1) To express an action that would have ocurred if something else had been possible: Ella habría asistido a clase, pero tenia dolor de cabeza/ She would have attended class, but she had a headache. Yo habría ido a trabajar, pero no tenia ganas/ I would have gone to work but I didn’t feel like it. 2)…

Hay in the Conditional Tense

Spanish Conditional Hay “Hay” in English means “there is or there are”, in the Spanish conditional tense, hay becomes habría, which means there would be. For example: Habría mas dinero pero no tuve empleo entonces/ There would be more money but I had no job then. Habría mas muebles pero no tuvimos el dinero/ There would be more furniture but we didn’t have the money. The conditional of idiomatic expression hay que/…

Spanish conditional irregular verbs

Spanish conditional irregular verbs Spansih conditional irregular verbs easy to remember because they are twelve model verbs that  are the same verbs that are irregular in the future tense. They are irregular because they have an irregular stem, but fortunatelly there are a single se of endings for the conditional tense. Single set of endings for the conditional tense To each of the  irregular stems mentioned below, you add these endings: Yo -ía Tu -ías El/ella/usted…

The Conditional Tense of the reflexive verbs

The Conditional Tense of the reflexive verbs Reflexive verbs always use reflexive pronouns in the conditionals, as shown below. They always appear immediately before the conjugated verb, as they do in the present and in all other tenses. Lavar/ to wash Subject pronoun Reflexive pronoun Conjugated verb Meaning   Yo me Lavaría You would wash myself Tu te Lavarías You wold wash yourself El/Ella/Usted se Lavaría She/he would Nosotros nos…

Spanish simple conditional: Regular verbs

Spanish simple conditional: Regular verbs The conditional of regular verbs called, potencial simple in Spanish, is formed similar to the future tense. 1) Use the entire infinitive as a stem: hablar/ To speak, comer / to eat, and vivir/ to live 2) Add the following endings to the stem. Notice that there is a single settings for the conditionals… Yo -ía Tu -ías Usted -ía El/Ella -ía Nosotros -íamos Ustedes…

Spanish Conditional Simple Potential

Spanish Conditional Simple Potential Spanish Conditional Simple potential, also called relative tense, expresses nuances of probability or possibility. The conditional is also called hypothetical future tense, because like the future expresses a future to come, but considered in relation to the past and with a touch of unreality since its implementation often assumed to be the result of a decision or a personal belief. This is the reason that traditional grammar has been considered as a different conditional of verb conjugation, closer to the indicative to the subjunctive….

Spanish conditionals

Spanish conditionals Definition Conditional, as the word infers, means a condition. We establish a condition for something that has not happened yet or you would do. “I would go to the club” –   “Yo iría a la disco” . “If I have time, I would go to the disco”, Si tuviera (subjuntivo) tiempo, iría a la disco” Always, comes with a condition, the conditional! If you have time The most…