Translation of "would" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk strong /wʊd/ us strong /wʊd/ weak /wəd/ weak /wəd/ us strong /wʊd/ weak /wəd/

B1 used to say what might happen if something else happens

se usa para expresarse en condicional
What would you do if you lost your job?

B1 used as the past form of ‘will’

pasado de “will”
Lottie promised that she would help.
The car wouldn’t start this morning.

B1 used to talk about a situation that you can imagine happening

se usa para hablar de situaciones imaginarias
It would be fun to go to New York.
would like/love something

A1 used to say politely that you want something

querer algo
I’d (= I would) like a cup of coffee, please.
would you…?

used to politely ask someone something

se usa para pedirle algo a alguien educadamente
Would you bring me a glass of water, please?

(Translation of “would” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /wud/ (short forms I’d /aid/, you’d /juːd/, he’d /hiːd/, she’d /ʃiːd/, it’d /ˈitəd/, we’d /wiːd/, they’d /ðeid/, negative short form wouldn’t /ˈwudnt/)

past tense of will

(para formar el pasado de ‘‘will’’)
He said he would be leaving at nine o’clock the next morning
I asked if he’d come and mend my television set
I asked him to do it, but he wouldn’t
I thought you would have finished by now.

used in speaking of something that will, may or might happen (eg if a certain condition is met)

(para expresar algo que puede o podría ocurrir)
If I asked her to the party, would she come?
I would have come to the party if you’d asked me
I’d be happy to help you.

used to express a preference, opinion etc politely

(para expresar de forma educada una opinión)
I would do it this way
It’d be a shame to lose the opportunity
I’d prefer to go tomorrow rather than today.

used, said with emphasis, to express annoyance

(para expresar disgusto o enfado)
I’ve lost my car-keys – that would happen!
would-be adjective

trying, hoping, or merely pretending, to be

aspirante, supuesto, frustrado, fracasado
a would-be poet.
would you

used to introduce a polite request to someone to do something

te importaría
(Please) would you close the door?

(Translation of “would” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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