|9.3.3 Use of French conditional|
|Use of French conditional|
|1) in the "consequence"-part of a conditional clause expressing something not (yet) real|
|Si j' avais
de l' argent, je m' achèterais une voiture.
If I had money, I would buy a car.
|2) in the situation of looking from a past point of view into the future|
| Je pensais qu' il viendrait.
I thought, he would come.
|3) to express politeness|
|Je voudrais parler à Monsieur Gide.
I would like to talk to Mr. Gide.
|4) if the condition is not said aloud|
| Moi, je lui dirais ce qui s' est passé (si j' étais à ta place.)
I would tell him, what happened (if I was in your place).
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