The present conditional tense, Le Conditionnel Présent, is used to express hypothetical situations, wishes and desires.
E.g. If I were rich, I would travel.
Look at these examples of Conditionnel Présent in French:
Je danserais toute la nuit!I would dance all night!
Tu lui parlerais pour moi?Would you speak to him for me?
Il le mangerait s'il avait encore faim.He would eat it if he was still hungry.
Nous aimerions manger.We would like to eat.
Vous finiriez votre travail si vous n'étiez pas paresseux.You would finish your work if you weren't lazy.
Ils iraient en Mordor si besoin.They would go to Mordor if needed.Note
is irregular in Le Futur
(e.g. il ira
), so it is irregular
in Le Conditionnel Présent
To form Le Conditionnel in French, you need the same basis as in Le Futur (infinitive or irregular roots), followed by the Imparfait endings: -ais, -ais, -ait, -ions, -iez, -aient.
E.g. aimer -> j'aimerai (future) -> j'aimerais (conditional)
to like -> I will like -> I would like
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