When To Use The Spanish Conditional Tense [+4 Examples & Quiz]

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on email

In this Spanish grammar lesson, you will learn when to use the Spanish conditional tense.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • when to use the Spanish conditional tense
  • how the Spanish conditional tense is used in sentences in Spanish
  • how you can quiz yourself on when to use the Spanish conditional tense
  • how to practice with flashcards on when to use the Spanish conditional tense
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson you will know all about when to use the Spanish conditional tense!

Table of Contents

When To Use The Spanish Conditional Tense: Hypothetical Actions

You will use the Spanish conditional tense to express hypothetical actions that might or would happen in the past and in the future.

In English, you would use “would + verb” to express the conditional tense.

Here are some examples:

gustar

¿Qué les gustaría beber?

What would they like to drink?

bailar

No bailarían esta canción.

They wouldn’t dance to this song.

When To Use The Spanish Conditional Tense: Advice/Suggestions, Express Wishes, and Make Polite Requests

You will use the Spanish conditional tense to give advice/suggestions, express wishes, and make polite requests.

To give advice/suggestions and to express wishes you will use deber or tener que in the conditional tense.

This would mean that this would be the structure:

  • [si + present tense] + deber/tener que in the conditional tense

Si te gustan esos zapatos deberías comprarlos.

If you like those shoes you should buy them.

Si te gustan esos zapatos tendrías que comprarlos.

If you like those shoes you should buy them.

In the next lessons you will learn more about making if statements and how to make polite requests with gustar in the conditional tense.

Example Sentences on When To Use The Spanish Conditional Tense

This section of the lesson on when to use the Spanish conditional tense is about seeing the tense in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of when to use the Spanish conditional tense through examples.

gustar

¿Qué les gustaría beber?

What would they like to drink?

bailar

No bailarían esta canción.

They wouldn’t dance to this song.

Si te gustan esos zapatos deberías comprarlos.

If you like those shoes you should buy them.

Si te gustan esos zapatos tendrías que comprarlos.

If you like those shoes you should buy them.

Quiz Yourself on When To Use The Spanish Conditional Tense

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

Using flashcards is an absolute necessity when it comes to learning a language!

It is the best way to memorize what you learn, you can personalize your progression because it adapts to your actions, and all flashcards have audio to improve your hearing and pronunciation.

Please read our article on how to learn a new language for more information on flashcards and the best way to learn a new language.

There are two ways to practice with Flashcards for this lesson.

  1. Anki
  2. The Flashcards in our Courses

Anki is a free software with which you can create and practice flashcards.

After you have downloaded Anki for free, you can get our Spanish B1 Anki Deck.

This Anki Deck contains 2,052 flashcards with which you can practice absolutely everything for Spanish B1.

All the flashcards have text, images, explanations, and audio.

You can also use our courses that have flashcards integrated alongside lessons with audio, quizzes and much more!

However, I am sure you are wondering, what are your courses, and why should I take them?

The Courses of Language Atlas

Have you ever wondered what the best way is to learn a new language?

I have been learning languages for over 20+ years and I was always frustrated with books, courses, and classes that I had tried.

It never really seemed to work for me.

I wanted to learn a language in the most effective and efficient way, and there was nothing out there for me.

So I thought, “why not make something myself?“.

Using my experience and by doing research I created Language Atlas, a platform where people can learn French and Spanish in the most effective and efficient way.

I created free lessons and quizzes so that there would always be an easy and accessible way for people to learn or brush up on their language skills.

However, I also created courses that are much more comprehensive and in-depth.

These courses are easy to follow, clear, and allow you to become fluent in the most effective and efficient way.

The courses of Language Atlas have:

  • 800+ Lessons with audio
  • 800+ Quizzes
  • 10,000 Flashcards with explanations, images, and audio
  • A gamified way of learning a new language
  • A vibrant community (including support from me)

You can register for free and try the French A0/A1 and Spanish A0/A1 Courses for free!

This includes over 60 lessons and quizzes, 500 flashcards that adapt to how you learn, and access to the community (including support from me).

All you have to do is study 30 minutes a day and you will be fluent in no time!

Don’t miss out – register for free and start learning!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Don't miss out on any new Spanish Lessons! You will also get a free copy of our graphical overview of all French Verb Tenses, and the Spanish A0/A1 Anki Deck!

More To Explore

Best Spanish Anki Decks
Anki
Best Spanish Anki Decks [2021]

Are you looking for the best Spanish Anki Decks? If so, look no further! With over 2,000 downloads and only 5-star reviews, we can say

Best French Anki Decks
Anki
Best French Anki Decks [2021]

Are you looking for the best French Anki Decks? If so, look no further! With over 2,000 downloads and only 5-star reviews, we can say

Do You have any feedback? let me know!

I would love to know how I can make learning Languages easier for you