Introduction to Con una varita mágica yo limpiaría los océanos

Up until now, we’ve largely worked with real conditions. “I run, I ran, I was running.” But what if we want to talk about something hypothetical? “Would you run with the bulls in Pamplona?”  For hypothetical actions, we need the conditional tense, which is translated to English as “would.”

Note: hypotheticals can get quite complicated in Spanish (we’ll learn those forms later), so be sure to stick to fairly simple expressions for the time being.