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) To express what would have happened.

Ella mencionó que el habría venido, pero no tuvo tiempo/ She mentioned that he would have come, but he didn’t have time

Yo sabía el no vendría / I knew that he would not come.

3) To convey probability.

Habría habido un accidente/ There had to have been an accident.

El habría mentido a la mamá/ He had to have lied his mom

Click on the following links to start the lessons…

Conjugation of the Conditional Perfect Tense

The Conditional Perfect of Reflexive verbs

The conditional perfect of “Hay”