Category: Compound C.

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)…