Conditional Irregular Spanish Verb Conjugation
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:
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.
|“valer” is a new verb that means “to be worth”|
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|