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Haber – Conditional Tense Conjugation

What is Haber?

Haber in the conditional tense…

Haber in the conditional tense

The verb Haber is difficult to directly translate, this is because the translation doesn’t exist in English. To fully simplify Haber, it means “the existence of something”. In know it might still be confusing, but let’s see it in the conditional conjugation. The conditional tense is used to express what would or could happen. When Haber is in the conditional tense, it would translate to “there would be”.

“Habria”- There would be (it would’ve existed)

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Examples:

Habria mas ropa en mi closet pero no tengo dinero.– There would be more clothes in my closet but I don’t have money.

This means that more clothes would of “existed” in my closet but because (I have no money) they don’t.

Habria una fiesta pero se cancelo– There would of been a party, but it was canceled.

This means that a party would of  “existed” but (it was canceled), so it doesn’t exist.

Auxiliary Verb

It’s important to keep in mind that it can also be used as an auxiliary verb in the conditional perfect tense. This turns the verb from “there would” to “would have”. The verb would be formed with the conditional tense and the past participle.

For example: El habria + hecho = He would have done

El habria hecho su tarea, pero  decidió ir a la fiesta-   He would have done his homework, but he decided to go to the party.

Here are the conjugations of Haber in the conditional tense.

YOHABRÍANOSOTROSHABRÍAMOS
TUHABRÍASELLOS/ELLAS/USTEDESHABRÍAN
EL/ ELLA/USTEDHABRÍA
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