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comment How to write “if this happened, I would have done this”?
Thanks! So, I'm not rich, but if I were, or if I'm becoming rich in the future, I will buy a nice car. So: "If I had been rich, I would have bought a car." It's like I'm dreaming about what I'd have done if I were rich. How do you think that would be best translated?
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comment How to write “if this happened, I would have done this”?
If I had been rich, I would have bought the car in english simply means that I'm not rich, but if I were right now, I would buy the car. So, does it mean the same if you say Si hubiera sido rico, compraría el coche.?
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comment How to write “if this happened, I would have done this”?
Hmm, so if you use the conditional tense right away compraría, it means would buy if it is true. If you use the conditional tense with haber (habría comprado), it's would have bought if it is true. In english, you can say If ... I would have bought that car., and it means that you are NOT rich, but if you were, you would do it. Does it in spanish mean that you would have done it if you got the choice earlier, or does it too mean that you still would buy the car if you were rich now?
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