Translation of if in Spanish:


si, conj.

Pronunciation /ɪf//ɪf/


  • 1

    • 1.1

      if you're good, I'll read you a story si te portas bien, te leeré un cuento
      • let me know if you hear anything si oyes algo, dímelo
      • if I had it, I would give it to you si lo tuviera, te lo daría
      • I'd help you if I could te ayudaría si pudiera
      • he would have come if he'd known habría / hubiera venido si hubiera sabido
      • if treated with care si se lo trata con cuidado
      • if I were you, I wouldn't do it yo en tu lugar / yo que tú, no lo haría
      • a misnomer if ever there was one un nombre inapropiado, donde los haya

    • 1.2

      if not
      • they were undernourished, if not (yet) actually starving estaban desnutridos, si bien no se estaban muriendo de inanición
      • she was very offhand, if not downright rude estuvo muy brusca, por no decir verdaderamente grosera

    • 1.3

      if nothing else (at least) por lo menos
      • I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day.

    • 1.4

      if only
      • if only she could have seen him! ¡si lo pudiera haber visto!
      • I'd like to talk to them, if only for a minute me gustaría hablar con ellos, aunque solo fuera un minuto
      • Domino is a well-paced action movie, if a little long, with an unusual feeling of surrealism behind the action.
      • If we had finished it before we went on the tour, I think it would have been a much better record.
      • Perhaps if you had stayed this would have become more apparent.

    • 1.5

      if so de ser así
      • If you like, I’ll come to Singapore with Sarah.
      • If you have a complaint against a lawyer licensed in another state, contact the lawyer regulatory agency in that state for information on making a complaint.

  • 2

    they asked if he had left preguntaron si se había ido
    • she doesn't care if you win or lose no le importa que pierdas o ganes
  • 3

    si bien
    it's a good plot, if a complicated one es un buen argumento, aunque complicado / si bien es complicado
  • 4

    • 4.1(in requests)

      if you'll all follow me, please síganme, por favor / ¿quieren seguirme, por favor?
      • shall I put the tray here? — if you would ¿pongo aquí la bandeja? — se lo agradecería
      • I'm sitting there, if you don't mind ese es mi asiento, si no te importa
      • If I could trouble you to try a little exercise, it will help to elucidate.
      • If you wouldn't mind giving me your email address, I will have her write to you to answer your questions and offer experienced advice.

    • 4.2(indicating surprise)

      well, if it isn't Mike Britton! ¡pero si es Mike Britton!
      • if that doesn't beat everything! ¡eso sí que bate todos los récords!
      • Nothing like a friendly reminder at the end of the week that I would be very lucky if I could just be left alone to do my work.
      • Well, well, well, if it isn't a revision update.


  • 1

    if the venture succeeds, and it's a big if, then ... si la empresa tiene éxito, que no es decir poco / lo cual está por verse, entonces ...
    • a lot of ifs and buts muchas condiciones y salvedades