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Old January 19, 2018, 05:03 PM
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Essentially are very close in meaning.

For a native (prone to the mistake above) "debe de" implies a stronger supposition, or even a "must" for your dad, to be proud. But strictly speaking is that he probably is proud.

The one with "debería de", it is a supposition but also can have the idea that "if your dad is not proud", he "should be proud", it would be something expected, whether it is the case or not.
Lo propio de la verdad es que se basta a sí misma, aquel que la posee no intenta convencer a nadie.
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