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.


The Conditional has different uses….

1)      To express conditional, potential, or hypothetical action:

Yo iría a la disco, pero no tengo tiempo. / I would go to the club but I don’t have time

2)      To convey courtesy or politeness:

Me podría usted ayudar?  / Could you help me?

Que querría usted? / What would you like?

3)      To express an indirect quotation:

María me dijo que vendría mañana/ Maria said that she would be coming tomorrow

4)      To express probability:

Serian las diez de la noche/ It was probably 10pm


Tenses of Spanish Conditional Simple Potential

* Regular verbs

* The Conditional Tense of the reflexive verbs

* Irregular verbs

* Spanish “Hay” in the conditional tense

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