I want to say :

"Also, I am considering whether I should get a new or used one."

I figure I can say :

"También, estoy considerando si debería obtener uno nuevo o vieja."

Is this correct? I use this app and it is telling me that I have to use imperfect subjunctive.

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    Just a minor question: why did you replace "used" for "viejo"? I guess it depends on the context, but just because something is used, it doesn't mean it's old. You can also say "uno nuevo o (uno) usado" or even "uno nuevo o (uno) de segunda mano." – Yay Feb 28 '16 at 18:02
  • I was thinking old. – munchschair Feb 28 '16 at 19:19
  • @munchschair According to Yay's comment, if you intend to mean old, then viejo can be used but if you mean usado the word you need is used. – Alejandro Feb 28 '16 at 19:23
  • see should in spanish the last use matches yours. – roberto tomás Feb 29 '16 at 12:58
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    @Ustanak — I think you misread the site. They aren't saying that deber imparts the meaning of "should", but that deberia specifically does. What they are saying is in agreement with your own answer. I just provided a source. – roberto tomás Feb 29 '16 at 16:24

Looks good, but one minor point: be always careful with gender agreement.

  • ... obtener uno nuevo o viejo or ... obtener una nueva o vieja. (Context will decide whether you use the masculine or feminine gender.)

However, debería is not often used as a conditional, it's actually an advice or the right thing we believe we can do.

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  • @Yay Al principio no me gustó tu edición pero después de leerla un par de veces se ve más estandarizado a lo que se dice usualmente cuando se introduce un consenso. – Alejandro Feb 28 '16 at 18:02
  • En efecto, yo siempre he visto "concordancia de género/número" traducido como "gender/number agreement". De todas formas, ya sabes que si no estás de acuerdo siempre puedes deshacer un edit :) – Yay Feb 28 '16 at 18:06
  • Haha, no te preocupes, está bien, la idea es dejarlo para que los nativos entiendan mejor. – Alejandro Feb 28 '16 at 18:07
  • Did I use deber correctly here? – munchschair Feb 28 '16 at 19:21
  • @munchschair Yes, should = debería. – Alejandro Feb 28 '16 at 19:23

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