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would / si se lo pidieras lo haría
would   [wʊd]   -auxiliary verb, modal auxiliary verb
1. (conditional tense)
·if you asked him he would do it
·si se lo pidieras lo haría
·if you had asked him he would have done it
·si se lo hubieras pedido lo habría hecho
·you would never know she was not a native Spanish speaker
·nadie diría que el español no es su lengua materna
·would you go there by yourself?
·¿irías allí sola?
·I would have a word with him (if I were you)
·sería aconsejable discutirlo con él
·I wouldn't worry too much if I were you
·yo en tu lugar no me preocuparía demasiado
2. (in indirect speech)
·I said I would do it
·te dije que lo haría or hacía
·I thought you would want to know
·pensé que querrías saber
3. (emphatic)
·you would be the one to forget!
·¡quiénoun masculineánoun si no se iba a olvidar!,   ¡tú tenías que ser el que se olvidase!
·it would be you!
·¡tú tenías que ser!
·he would say that, wouldn't he?
·es lógico que dijera eso
4. (conjecture)
·what would this be?
·¿qué será esto?
·it would have been about eight o'clock
·serían las ocho
·it would seem so
·así parece ser
5. (indicating willingness)
5.1. (in invitations)   querer
·would you like some tea?
·would you care for some tea?
·¿quiere tomar un té?
·would you come this way?
pase por favor or especially Latin America si hace favor
5.2. (requests, wishes)
·would you close the door please?
·¿puedes cerrar la puerta, por favor?
·please would you wake me up at seven o'clock?
·¿podría despertarme a las siete, por favor?
·would you mind?
·si no le importa,   si no tiene inconveniente
·what would you have me do?
·¿qué quieres que haga?
5.3. (insistence)
·I told her not to but she would do it
·le dije que no, pero insistió en hacerlo
5.4. (refusal)
·he wouldn't do it
·no quería hacerlo,   se negativeó a hacerlo
·he wouldn't say if it was true
·no quiso decir si era verdad
·the car wouldn't start
·el coche se negativeó or negaba a arrancar,   el coche no quería arrancar
6. (habit)
·he would paint it each year
·solía pintarlo cada año,   lo pintaba cada año
7. (in set expressions)
a. would [that] it were not so!     poetic   ¡ojalá (y) no fuera así!
b. would [to] God!
c. would [to] heaven!   literary   ¡ojalá!
d. [try] as he would =   por mucho que se esforzara,   por masculineánoun que intentase
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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