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I can't seem to find the Spanish word for "would."
If "would regret" has one translation please help.
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Old December 28, 2008, 05:59 PM
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I would regret lost a lot of money:
lamentaria perder un monto de dindero.
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There is no word as such for would in Spanish, it is translated as a suffix that is added to the infinitive of the verb in question. Would regret is lamentaría, would eat = comería, would go= iría ... and so on. Hope this helps.
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Then I can say if you eat fish, I would eat fish too.

Si tu comes pescado, tambien comeria pescado.

Would eat= comeria

Would egret= lamentaria

would go= iria.

Mary, you have other way for use the word (Would).

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As María says, look up the conditional mood in a grammar book if you have one. Would makes the verb conditional (I would do X if I had Y), and to do the same thing in Spanish, just add an ía to the end of the infinitive.

would regret
lamentaría
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Quote:
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I can't seem to find the Spanish word for "would."
If "would regret" has one translation please help.
Also remember that if you're trying to translate "would" as "used to" you use the past imperfect.

Example: "My sister would have dinner every day with her friend."
"Mi hermana cenaba todos los días con su amiga."

"When I was young, I would play all day"
"Cuando yo era chico, jugaba todo el día".
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