The conditional is a verb mood used for actions that are not guaranteed to occur; often they are dependent on certain conditions. It is equivalent to "would" in English.
Using the Spanish conditional
1. Talking about what one expects or says will happen: past tense + conditional.
|Paco dijo que vendría.||Paco said he would come.|
|Yo pensaba que trabajaríamos.||I thought we would work.|
2. Probability or conjecture in the past.
|Sería las ocho.||It was probably eight o’clock.|
|Ana olvidaría.||Ana probably forgot.|
3. The verb querer is used in the conditional to express a polite request.
|Quería ir con Ud.||I would like to go with you.|
|Queríamos unos libros.||We would like some books.|
4. The verb gustarle is used to express a polite desire, sometimes one that cannot be fulfilled.
|Me gustaría verlo.||I would like to see it.|
|Le gustaría venir, pero tiene que trabajar.||He would like to come, but he has to work.|
|Si tuviera dinero, iría contigo.||If I had money, I would go with you|