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Learn haber conjugation in Condicional

haber means: to have (auxiliary verb)
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In this Spanish conjugation lesson we will learn how to inflect the verb haber in the Condicional tense of the Indicativo mood. It means we will see step by step how to create and translate forms of each grammatical person.

This lesson is specifically about the haber verb conjugation. For an overview of all the Simple Tenses conjugation check our Simple Tenses Conjugation Chart.

You may also see this Video Presentation on how to conjugate verbs in Condicional. It’s embedded below, but using the above link you may find more detailed information on conjugation in this tense as well as explanation of exceptions and special cases.

How to translate Condicional to English

Notice that the English phrases provided below next to each conjugation are not direct translations from Spanish to English. They are usually the closest general equivalents. The example differences are:
  • In Spanish conjugation, there is the form usted in the third person singular. But this person does not translate to the English third person singular. It translates to the so called formal you and uses the inflected form which is most often represented as he/she/it in English conjugation charts.
  • Similar situation happens in the third person plural, where ustedes translates to the English plural formal you but uses the form which corresponds to the they form in English.
  • Tenses are used differently in Spanish and English, so the actual translation should always take into account the context and focus on translating the meaning, not just words.
  • In both languages each verb may have multiple meanings and not every meaning translates directly to the other language. Here also, the context and focusing on the particular meaning helps to create the most accurate translation.


Step by step instructions

Condicional belongs to the simple tenses group, which means that all of the conjugated forms are one word long. There are also compound (compuesto) tenses in the Spanish language, where each conjugated form consists of two words.
The verb haber has an irregular conjugation in the Condicional tense of the Indicativo mood.
The basis for this conjugation is an irregular stem habr, but all the endings stay the same as in the regular conjugationUse the irregular stem habr in each person
Next, add to this irregular stem the endings specific to each person
In this tense we use the exact same endings in each of the three conjugation groups -ar, -er, -ir. See the image on the side showing all the six endings. Note both the shapes and colors of the letters. It will help you find patterns and make it easier to remember these endings.

Also notice that in verb groups -er and -ir all six endings in both Pretéterito Imperfecto and Condicional tenses are identical. Good tip to remember. The only difference is that the Condicional uses the entire infinitive as the stem.
endings condicional how to conjugate spanish verbs
Add the regular ending -ía for the first person singular in order to get habría:
  • yo habría – I
Once more add the regular ending -ías for the second person singular in order to get habrías:
  • tú habrías – you
And similarly add the regular ending -ía for the third person singular in order to get habría:
  • él habría – he
  • ella habría – she
  • usted habría – (formal) you
Again add the regular ending -íamos for the first person plural in order to get habríamos:
  • nosotros habríamos – we
  • nosotras habríamos – (feminine) we
And again add the regular ending -íais for the second person plural in order to get habríais:
  • vosotros habríais – (plural) you
  • vosotras habríais – (feminine, plural) you
And similarly add the regular ending -ían for the third person plural in order to get habrían:
  • ellos habrían – they
  • ellas habrían – (feminine) they
  • ustedes habrían – (formal, plural) you

This is it! The conjugation is now done. The final result looks as follows:

Click to see all conjugation charts of haber in every tense

But do not end your session yet – it’s important to repeat and practice the material in order to remember it. Check below for example phrases and suggestions.

Example sentences

Si lo hubiera visto antes, habría dicho algo.
If I had seen it before, I would have said something.
Si hubieras compartido los juguetes con los otros niños no se habrían enfadado contigo.
If you had shared the toys with the other children they would have not been angry with you.
Si Alicia hubiera venido a la fiesta, se habría divertido mucho.
If Alice had come to the party, she would have had a great time.
Habría fallecido si no le hubieran reanimado a tiempo.
He would have died if they had not revived him in time.
Carmen habría nacido en Australia si su mamá hubiera aceptado esa oferta de trabajo.
Carmen would have been born in Australia if her mother would have accepted that job offer.
Jorge habría descubierto sus fallos si hubiera sido más comprensible y menos rebelde.
Jorge would have discovered his faults if he would have been more comprehensible and less rebellious.
Carmen habría ido al cine, pero su hija estaba enferma.
Carmen would have gone to the movies, but her daughter was sick.

Next Steps to Perfection

  • To practice this conjugation and test your knowledge check this Conjugation Exercise or the Memory Game
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  • For exercises and examples related to haber visit our Exercise section
  • To see conjugation charts in all tenses for haber visit the Conjugator
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