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would

modal verb  us   /wʊd, wəd/

would modal verb (FUTURE)

used to refer to future time after a verb in the past tense: He said he would see his brother tomorrow. They hoped they would go to France for their next vacation.

would modal verb (INTENTION)

used to express an intention or plan after a verb in a past tense: He said he would love her forever. They promised that tomorrow they would help.

would modal verb (REQUEST)

used as a form of will in requests and offers: "Would you like some cake?" "Yes, I would." Would you pick up a newspaper on your way home?

would modal verb (POSSIBLE)

used to refer to a possibility or likelihood: I would hate to miss the show. Would is used with if in sentences that show what will happen if something else happens: What would you do if you lost your job?

would modal verb (ALWAYS)

used to suggest that in the past something happened often or always: In summer my dad would sit on the back porch after supper and read the newspaper.

would

 us   /wʊd, wəd/

would (WILL)

past simple of will : The car wouldn’t start this morning.
Translations of “would”
in Arabic سَوف, الفِعل الماضي مِنْ will, فِعل مُساعِد…
in Korean (상상하는 일이 발생할 경우)-일 것이다, “will”의 과거형으로 쓰임, (상상속에서 일어 날 수 있는 일을 말할때) -일 것이다…
in Malaysian akan, bakal, (not translated)…
in French -rais, -rait, ……
in Turkish bir şey olursa ondan sonra olabilecek şeyi anlatmada kullanılır (şart cümleciğinin 2. türünde), geçmiş zaman fiil yapısında 'will' yardımcı fiilinin 2. hâli olarak kullanılır, birinin bir şeyi önceden yapmaya istekli olduğunu veya bir şeyin neyi yapabileceğini belirtirken 'will' yardımcı fiilinin geçmiş hâli olarak kullanılır…
in Italian usato per esprimere quello che potrebbe accadere se qualcos’altro accade, usato come passato semplice di “will”, usato per esprimere una situazione che si immagina possa accadere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 未來, (從過去的角度指將來發生的事)將,將要…
in Russian вспом. гл. для образования форм сослагательного наклонения, вспом. гл., в придаточном предложении служит для выражения будущего времени…
in Polish by, często tłumaczymy polskim czasem przyszłym, chcieć…
in Vietnamese quá khứ của will, hỏi lịch sự, nêu quan điểm…
in Spanish (para formar el pasado de ‘‘will’’), (para expresar algo que puede o podría ocurrir), (para expresar de forma educada una opinión)…
in Portuguese usado para dizer o que talvez aconteça se algo mais acontecer, forma do passado de “will”, usado para falar sobre uma situação que você pode imaginar que aconteça…
in Thai จะ, ใช้ในการพูดถึงสิ่งที่จะเกิดขึ้น หรืออาจเกิดขึ้น, ใช้เพื่อแสดงความเห็นอย่างสุภาพ…
in German Imperfekt von ‘will‘, konditional: würde/n/st, höflicher Ausdruck einer Vorliebe…
in Catalan s’utilitza per a expressar el que passaria si es dóna una condició, passat de “will”, s’utilitza per a parlar de situacions imaginàries…
in Japanese (もし~ならば)~するだろう, (もし~ならば)するかもしれない, “will” の過去形…
in Indonesian akan, mungkin, lebih suka…
in Chinese (Simplified) 未来, (从过去的角度指将来发生的事)将,将要…
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