Spanish language Spanish Conditional Perfect / Past Conditional - Condicional perfecto 

The Spanish past conditional (aka conditional perfect) is used to indicate an action that would have occurred in the past if a certain condition had been met. The latter can be stated or implied.

The conditional perfect is used in two main ways:

1.  To express something that would have happened, often in conditional sentences (si clauses):
Él lo habría dicho.  He would have said it.
Si yo hubiera sabido, habría ido contigo. If I had known, I would have gone with you.
¿Habrías comprado el libro si te hubiera dicho? Would you have bought the book if I had told you?
  
2.  To express probability or supposition in the past:
Lucas habría comido antes de salir. Lucas had probably already eaten.
Habrían sido las dos cuando llegamos. It must have been 2 o'clock when we arrived.

Conjugating the Spanish Conditional Perfect

The conditional perfect is a compound verb formed with the conditional of the auxiliary verb haber + the past participle of the main verb.

HABLAR

yo habría hablado nosotros habríamos hablado
habrías hablado vosotros habríais hablado
él
ella
Ud.
habría hablado ellos
ellas
Uds.
habrían hablado
  

SALIR

yo habría salido nosotros habríamos salido
habrías salido vosotros habríais salido
él
ella
Ud.
habría salido ellos
ellas
Uds.
habrían salido

  

Spanish Conditional Compound Tenses

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