Portuguese Conditional Mood

Learn how to conjugate verbs in the conditional in Portuguese

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34. Portuguese Conditional (Futuro do Pretérito)

The futuro do pretérito is the conditional mood which expresses a possibility in the future, and it is translated as would + infinitive in English. (However, if would in English can be replaced by used to, that is actually the imperfect tense since it expresses a past, rather than a future, action.)

All verbs add these endings to the infinitive to form the Portuguese conditional:

all verbs
-ia -íamos
-ias -íeis
-ia -iam

Just like in the future, fazer changes to far before adding these endings.

Eu a amaria.  I would love her.
Vocês comeriam o tomate? Would you eat the tomato?
Nós partiríamos mais cedo. We would leave earlier.


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