Spanish Conditional Perfect – Conjugation and Uses

The Conditional Perfect tense in Spanish («Condicional Perfecto») is used to talk about something that would have happened, if only a condition had been fulfilled.

In this post, we will go through the following points:

  1. Conjugation in Spanish Conditional Perfect
  2. Uses of the Conditional Perfect
  3. Quiz about the Conditional Perfect!


1. Conjugation in Spanish Conditional Perfect

The Conditional Perfect is constructed with 2 words:


That means, the resulting model is:

yohabría... + Past Participle of the main verb
habrías
élhabría
nosotroshabríamos
vosotroshabríais
elloshabrían


Examples

Here are some examples of verbs fully conjugated in Conditional Perfect. These are verbs which have a Regular Past Participle:

 JugarBeberSentir
yohabría jugadohabría bebidohabría sentido
habrías jugadohabrías bebidohabrías sentido
élhabría jugadohabría bebidohabría sentido
nosotroshabríamos jugadohabríamos bebidohabríamos sentido
vosotroshabríais jugadohabríais bebidohabríais sentido
elloshabrían jugadohabrían bebidohabrían sentido


And here are a couple more verbs conjugated in Conditional Perfect. In this case, they have an Irregular Past Participle:

 HacerVer
yohabría hechohabría visto
habrías hechohabrías visto
élhabría hechohabría visto
nosotroshabríamos hechohabríamos visto
vosotroshabríais hechohabríais visto
elloshabrían hechohabrían visto


2. Uses of the Conditional Perfect

We use Conditional Perfect to talk about something that would have happened, if only a condition had been fulfilled (but it wasn’t).

Examples:

Si me lo hubieras contado, habría actuado de otra forma. = If you had told me, I would have acted differently.

(I would have acted different, but the condition wasn’t fulfilled).

Si hubiéramos hecho las tareas, habríamos impresionado a nuestro profesor. = If we had done the homework, we would have impressed our teacher.

(We would have, but the condition wasn’t fulfilled).

Remember:  The conditional tense is NOT used for the part of the sentence which refer to the condition («If you had told me», «If we had done»…), but only for the part about what would have happened in that case («I would have acted», «we would have impressed»…)


3. Quiz about the Conditional Perfect!

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