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Significado de “would” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "would" - Diccionario Inglés

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wouldmodal verb

uk   strong /wʊd/ weak /wəd/ /əd/ us   strong /wʊd/ weak /wəd/ /əd/
  • would modal verb (FUTURE)

B1 also 'd used to refer to future time from the point of view of the past: He said he would see his brother tomorrow. They knew there would be trouble unless the report was finished by the next day. We realized it wouldn't be easy to find another secretary.
would have
used to refer back to a time in the past from a point of view in the future: We thought they would have got home by five o'clock, but there was no reply when we phoned.

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  • would modal verb (INTENTION)

also 'd used to refer to an intention from the point of view of the past: He said he would always love her . They promised that they would help. There was nobody left who would (= was willing to) do it. I asked him to move his car but he said he wouldn't (= he refused).

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  • would modal verb (POSSIBILITY)

B1 also 'd used to refer to a situation that you can imagine happening: I would hate to miss the show. I'd go myself but I'm too busy. It would have been very boring to sit through the whole speech.
B1 also 'd used with if in conditional sentences (= sentences that refer to what happens if something else happens): What would you do if you lost your job? If I'd had time, I would have gone to see Graham.

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  • would modal verb (REQUEST)

A1 also 'd used in polite requests and offers: Would you mind sharing a room? Would you like me to come with you? Would you like some cake?

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  • would modal verb (WILLINGNESS)

B1 past simple of will modal verb : used to talk about what someone was willing to do or what something was able to do: The car wouldn't start this morning.

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  • would modal verb (WISH)

would rather/sooner also 'd

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B1 used to show that you prefer to have or do one thing more than another: I'd rather have a beer. Which would you sooner do - go swimming or play tennis? Wouldn't you rather finish it tomorrow? He'd rather die than (= he certainly does not want to) let me think he needed help.
would that... formal
used to express a strong wish or desire: Would that (= if only) she could see her famous son now.
  • would modal verb (FREQUENCY)

B2 also 'd used to talk about things in the past that happened often or always: He would always turn and wave at the end of the street.
also 'd disapproving used to suggest that what happens is expected because it is typical, especially of a person's behaviour: "Madeleine called to say she's too busy to come." "She would - she always has an excuse."

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  • would modal verb (OPINION)

C1 also 'd used to express an opinion in a polite way without being forceful: I would think we need to speak to the headteacher about this first. It's not what we would have expected from a professional service.

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  • would modal verb (ADVISE)

also 'd used after "I" when giving advice: I wouldn't (= I advise you not to) worry about it, if I were you.

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  • would modal verb (REASON)

also 'd used after "why" when giving or asking the reason for something: Why would anyone want to eat something so horrible?

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(Definition of would from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "would" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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wouldmodal 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.
(Definition of would from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Traducciones de “would”
en coreano (상상하는 일이 발생할 경우)-일 것이다, “will”의 과거형으로 쓰임, (상상속에서 일어 날 수 있는 일을 말할때) -일 것이다…
en árabe سَوف, الفِعل الماضي مِنْ will, فِعل مُساعِد…
in Malaysian akan, bakal, (not translated)…
en francés -rais, -rait, ……
en ruso вспом. гл. для образования форм сослагательного наклонения, вспом. гл., в придаточном предложении служит для выражения будущего времени…
en chino (tradicionál) 未來, (從過去的角度指將來發生的事)將,將要…
en italiano 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…
en turco 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…
en polaco by, często tłumaczymy polskim czasem przyszłym, chcieć…
en español se usa para expresarse en condicional, pasado de “will”, se usa para hablar de situaciones imaginarias…
in Vietnamese quá khứ của will, hỏi lịch sự, nêu quan điểm…
en portugués 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…
en alemán Imperfekt von ‘will‘, konditional: würde/n/st, höflicher Ausdruck einer Vorliebe…
en catalán s’utilitza per a expressar el que passaria si es dóna una condició, passat de “will”, s’utilitza per a parlar de situacions imaginàries…
en japonés (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…
en chino (simplificado) 未来, (从过去的角度指将来发生的事)将,将要…
in Indonesian akan, mungkin, lebih suka…
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