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Spanish language Spanish Conditional Perfect / Past Conditional - Condicional perfecto 

The Spanish past conditional (aka conditional perfect) is used to indicate an action that would have occurred in the past if a certain condition had been met. The latter can be stated or implied.

The conditional perfect is used in two main ways:

1.  To express something that would have happened, often in conditional sentences (si clauses):
Él lo habría dicho.  He would have said it.
Si yo hubiera sabido, habría ido contigo. If I had known, I would have gone with you.
¿Habrías comprado el libro si te hubiera dicho? Would you have bought the book if I had told you?
2.  To express probability or supposition in the past:
Lucas habría comido antes de salir. Lucas had probably already eaten.
Habrían sido las dos cuando llegamos. It must have been 2 o'clock when we arrived.

Conjugating the Spanish Conditional Perfect

The conditional perfect is a compound verb formed with the conditional of the auxiliary verb haber + the past participle of the main verb.


yo habría hablado nosotros habríamos hablado
habrías hablado vosotros habríais hablado
habría hablado ellos
habrían hablado


yo habría salido nosotros habríamos salido
habrías salido vosotros habríais salido
habría salido ellos
habrían salido


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