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Spanish translation of “might”

might

verb /mait/ (negative short form mightn’t /ˈmaitnt/)
past tense of may
poder, ser posible que
I thought I might find you here He might come if you offered him a meal.
used instead of ’may’, eg to make a possibility seem less likely, or a request for permission more polite
poder
He might win if he tries hard Might I speak to you for a few minutes, please?
used in suggesting that a person is not doing what he should
podrías/podría
You might help me clean the car!
might as well used to suggest that there is no good reason for not doing something
podría también
I might as well do it all at once.
might have used to suggest that something would have been possible if something else had been the case
podría haber
You might have caught the bus if you had run.
used to suggest that a person has not done what he should
debería
You might have told me!
used to show that something was a possible action etc but was in fact not carried out or done
podría
I might have gone, but I decided not to.
used when a person does not want to admit to having done something
tal vez
’Have you seen this man?’ ’I might have.’
I etc might have known (often used in annoyance) I etc ought to have known, thought, guessed etc that something was or would be the case
debería haber sabido
I might have known you would lose the key!
(Definition of might from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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