Translation of would in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /wʊd//wʊd//wəd//wəd//(ə)d/


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    • 2.1(in conditional sentences)

      I would if I could lo haría si pudiera
      • if I had known, I wouldn't have come si lo hubiera sabido no habría / no hubiera venido
      • who would have thought it? ¿quién lo hubiera / habría pensado?
      • without your help, I'd've been cooking all day sin tu ayuda, habría / hubiera estado cocinando todo el día
      • They would not stop if the police shouted at them because they simply would not hear.
      • Players and staff were sacked, and for weeks it looked as though Dundee would close.
      • Huntley said that should such a situation arise, he would report it to a senior member of staff.
      • It occurred to me that if this were a business it would most likely have closed long ago.
      • Had Frank Furedi been pondering how to handle the situation he would not have had to look far for advice.
      • She would suffer if she was sent to prison and would have to close her business, leading to the loss of two jobs.
      • He quoted a friend who offered a woman a free pair of curtains if she would clean her dirty front window.
      • If a child were to be killed outside a school, would we talk about closing the school?
      • How tame this behaviour would seem if they were allowed to really have some fun!
      • And he said if he was faced with the same situation he would again break the speed limit.
      • If you heard a noise in the dark of night, would you know where to find your torch or a candle?
      • If they had any musical knowledge they would be able to hear our voices are good.
      • Mr Haslam said he could not comment on what would happen to the hotel if the application was turned down.
      • If it wasn't a private firm, we would probably be hearing an awful lot more about it.
      • Anything that acts as a deterrent to anti-social behaviour would be used if we needed it.
      • It would be marvellous to hear his reactions on other fuss and bother while he's in the mood.
      • Later that year Mr Craig put the club on the market and said it would close if a buyer was not found quickly.
      • If it closed, its customers would have absolutely no qualms about going elsewhere.
      • If she were to gossip, it would be with the closest of friends, not when there was a camera in her face.
      • I'm starting to wonder if my writing is really as unclear as my comments would suggest.

    • 2.2(giving advice)

      I wouldn't worry no (hace falta que) te preocupes
      • I would have a word with her about it ¿por qué no lo hablas con ella?
      • I think it will pick up stuff other than country and western, but I wouldn't advise it!
      • If at all possible I would urge a newcomer to pike fishing to ask an experienced angler if they could tag along for a session or two.
      • Anyway, you can be sure that if I had to spend a week in an hotel, I wouldn't waste it by staying awake.
      • In fact, I wouldn't recommend taking the advice of a tied agent under any circumstances.
      • I would request he moves the aerial so that it does not encroach your property.
      • This may reflect in a willingness to pay higher prices, although I wouldn't bet on it.
      • If I were you I'd lock the door.
      • If I were you I would get out of here I soon as I could.
      • You can go down that channel if you're mad enough, but I wouldn't do it if I were you.

    • 2.3(tentatively expressing opinions)

      I would agree with Roy yo estoy de acuerdo con Roy
      • one would have thought that … cualquiera hubiera / habría pensado que …
      • We would hope to address both of these problems by having a dedicated service.
      • To be honest I wouldn't really consider Eldon Hole a caving trip, although it is a fine pitch.
      • It would be lovely to hear the boy's chatter and not feel left out when they are speaking together.
      • It would seem that on request of the King, a ship had to be made to fulfil the obligations of the townsmen.
      • I get involved in spite of myself and, to be honest, I wouldn't have it any other way.
      • They may struggle against Wales and I wouldn't rule out a Scots win over there.
      • Celtic shouldn't lose at home to a team who have had such a difficult season, but I wouldn't rule it out.
      • I have still to speak to the school, but I wouldn't think this would bring out any issues.
      • I would describe the event as a convivial talk with a rather short period for questions.
      • I simply mentioned that I wouldn't mind going to Skuba but doubted my friends would come.
      • I'd imagine that serious fans will feel really let down.
      • It would be futile to hope that athletes might be encouraged toward exemplary behaviour.
      • There are rumours this could be the last shuttle flight, and I wouldn't be surprised.
      • We would therefore hope he will take on board the feelings of fellow residents.
      • The input from the communities has not been as strong as one would have hoped.
      • Last week's piece on software piracy drew more than a few comments, as you would expect.
      • You'd think that it might be important for her to be able to hear opponents, wouldn't you?
      • He incurred three short suspensions, which would seem to indicate that he still has work to do.
      • There are only a couple of events that we would call sports, the rest are just bizarre battles.
      • I hope some of you can make it to one of our performances and it would be brilliant to hear some feedback!

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    (expressing wishes)
    I wish you'd stop pestering me! ¡deja de fastidiarme por Dios!
    • I wish you wouldn't worry quisiera que no te preocuparas
    • if only she'd take your advice ¡si siguiera tus consejos … !
    • would (that) he were with us! ¡ojalá estuviera con nosotros!
    • would to God she had known! ¡ojalá lo hubiera sabido!
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    • 4.1(in requests)

      would you type this for me please? ¿me haría el favor de pasar esto a máquina?
      • would you be kind enough to open the door for me? ¿tendría la amabilidad / la bondad de abrirme la puerta?
      • if you'd sign here, please ¿me firma aquí, por favor?
      • go and call him, would you? ve a llamarlo ¿sí? / ¿me haces el favor?
      • would you let me say something! ¿me dejas decir algo a mí?
      • Would you please turn around?
      • Ruth, would you go with me to London?
      • Would you mind clarifying your comment, Alison?

    • 4.2(in invitations)

      would you like a cup of coffee? ¿quieres una taza de café?
      • would you like to come with us? — I'd love to ¿quieres / te gustaría venir con nosotros? — me encantaría
      • We would be delighted to hear from any other people who could support us in some way.
      • The pair said they would love to go into showbusiness or work in television in the future.
      • They would also like to hear from anyone who saw the stolen Maestro earlier in the evening.
      • Would you like a glass of water?
      • He mentions his years at Arbroath, his hometown club, and how one day he would love to rejoin them.
      • As someone who kept a daily diary all her life, she would have loved blogging.
      • I think instead of arriving at Tortuga by sea, I'd rather arrive by air.
      • Believe me, it's a club most managers outside the very top ones would love to manage.
      • He said he would be glad to write me a recommendation.
      • It's not the sort of song you hear everyday, nor would want to, but it stands out like a gem in an evening of gems.
      • I sincerely admire your work and would love nothing better than to work on something like this!
      • Malcolm Morley, who has worked at the hotel for three years, would love to make Iona his home.
      • She would love to build on this success and make a career of dancing at least in the short term.
      • I would like the windows replaced with the ones we actually thought we were getting.
      • I was just about to make breakfast, would you like some?
      • I said to her that I didn't understand anybody who would want to live like she was.
      • I tell myself I would rather be fat and happy then thin and miserable, but the fact is, I am fat and miserable.
      • Whether it is for himself or for his country, he would dearly love a Commonwealth Games medal.
      • Although this is not the outcome that we would have desired, at least it is now at an end.
      • I would love to see a performance of that opera, but there's none in the next year.
      • Although he says he would love to be a chef, he will never be able to hold down a job.

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    • 5.1(expressing criticism)

      she would (have to) spoil the surprise tenía que estropear la sorpresa, ¡típico! / ¡no podía fallar!
      • Yellow card for Adams for claiming that Carlos took a dive. Now he wouldn't do that, would he?
      • Now, the conspiracy theorists are going to say, well, the coroners would say that, wouldn't they?

    • 5.2(indicating sth is natural)

      he said no — well, he would, wouldn't he? dijo que no — bueno ¿qué otra cosa iba a decir? / era de esperar ¿no? / es lógico ¿no?


When would + a verb in English is used to form the conditional tense, it is translated by the conditional tense in Spanish.When would + a verb in English is used to express habitual activity in the past, it is translated by the imperfect tense in Spanish.For examples of both, see the entry below.