Spanish Conditional Irregular Spanish Verb Conjugation

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Now we’ll learn the irregular verbs in the conditional or “would” tense. The best part about these irregulars is that they’re the same exact irregulars as the “Future” or “Will” tense. The irregular “would” verbs use the same endings as the normal “would” verbs.

Let’s review those endings now:

ría ríamos
rías ríais
ría rían

Let’s review those irregular verbs again. Remember, our goal is to provide enough practice so that these verbs and endings sound “natural” or “normal” to you.

decir dir poner pondr hacer har
poder podr tener tendr venir vendr
querer querr valer valdr haber habr
“valer” is a new verb that means “to be worth”
saber sabr salir saldr

Now, so these verbs will start sounding natural to you, let’s practice the conjugations one at a time with each verb. Are you ready? First, we’ll use the “yo” conjugation. Do you remember what it ends with? …….if you said “é”, you are correct.

I would say diría I would put pondría I would do/make haría
I would be able to podría I would have tendría I would come vendría
I would want to querría I would be worth valdría I would have habría
I would know sabría I would leave saldría

Now, I need to clarify something for a minute. When you say “I would want”, you say “Querría”, using the “would” or “conditional tense”. Now, to say “I used to want” using the “Back” or “Imperfect” tense, you would say “quería” with only one “r” like “querría” and “quería”. The way to tell the difference is the one with two “r”s means is a “would” verb, it’s pronounced “querría” with a trilled “r”, and it means “I would want” – remember, we added the “r” onto this ending. The one with one “r” is pronounced “quería”, it’s a “Back” verb and means, “I used to want”.

Now let’s move on to the “tú” conjugation. Do you remember what it ends with without looking at the chart?

You would say dirías You would put pondrías You would do/make harías
You would be able to podrías You would have tendrías You would come vendrías
You would want to querrías You would be worth valdrías You would have (as in you would have eaten and so forth) habrías
You would know sabrías You would leave saldrías

Now onto the “Él, Ella, Ud.” Conjugation.

He/She/You (formal) would say diría He/She/You would put pondría He/She/You would do/make haría
He/She/You would be able to podría He/She/You would have tendría He/She/You would come vendría
He/She/You would want to querría He/She/You would be worth valdría He/She/You would have (eaten etc.) habría
He/She/You would know sabría He/She/You would leave saldría

Now onto the “Nosotros” Conjugation. Remember the “nosotros” ending for the “would” or conditional tense is “íamos”.

We would say diríamos We would put pondríamos We would do/make haríamos
We would be able to podríamos We would have tendríamos We would come vendríamos
We would want to querríamos We would be worth valdríamos We would have (eaten etc.) habríamos
We would know sabríamos We would leave saldríamos

Next is the “Vosotros” Conjugation used only in Spain and is the plural form of “tú”. Remember the “vosotros” ending for the “would” tense is “íais”.

You would say diríais You would put pondríais You would do/make haríais
You would be able to podríais You would have tendríais You would come vendríais
You would want to querríais You would be worth valdríais You would have (eaten etc.) habríais
You would know sabríais You would leave saldríais

Now onto the “Ellos, Ellas, Uds.” Conjugation. Do you remember what it ends with without looking at the chart?

They/You (plural) would say dirían They/You (plural) would put pondrían They/You (plural) would do/make harían
They/You (plural) would be able to podrían They/You (plural) would have tendrían They/You (plural) would come vendrían
They/You (plural) would want to querrían They/You (plural) would be worth valdrían They/You (plural) would have (eaten etc.) habrían
They/You (plural) would know sabrían They/You (plural) would leave saldrían

Let’s review the ending one more time.

ría - rías - ría - ríamos - ríais - rían

Now we’ll have an initial quiz:

They (f.) would say or tell dirían
You would be able to (using “tú”) podrías
We would want to querríamos
He would know sabría
They (m.) would put pondrían
I would have to (do you remember how to put the “to” on the end?) tendría que
It would be worth (for “it” use the conjugation for “él, ella, Ud.) valdría
All of you would leave saldrían
She would do/make haría
You would come (using “tú”) vendrías
They would have
(as in “they would have eaten etc.)


I would say diría
(Marta) You would be able to podrías
He would want querría
She would know sabría
(Sra. Benites) You would put pondría
We would have tendríamos
They would value valdrían
All of you would do harían
I would come vendría
(Martín) You would have... habrías
He would leave saldría
She would say diría
(Sr. Mendes) You would be able to podría
We would want querríamos
They would know sabrían
All of you would put pondrían
I would have tendría
(Marta) You would value valdrías
He would do haría
She would come vendría
(Sra. Perez) You would have... habría
We would leave saldríamos
They would say dirían
All of you would be able to podrían
I would want querría
We would know sabríamos
We would put pondríamos
We would have tendríamos
(Pablo) You would value valdrías
(Paola) You would make harías