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Re: Ear-grating ingrates (was: Re: The phrase 'I'd like...')

From:Joseph Fatula <fatula3@...>
Date:Monday, January 19, 2004, 21:33
From: "Christophe Grandsire" <christophe.grandsire@...>
Subject: Re: Ear-grating ingrates (was: Re: The phrase 'I'd like...')

>En réponse à Joseph Fatula : >>My Spanish is L2 (or thereabouts), but I've never actually studied it, so
>>don't know which forms are referred to by "conditional" and "subjunctive"
>>Spanish. If I were to say something like "If I had a car...", I'd
>>do "Si tendria un carro...". > >And you would be incorrect. "Tendría" is conditional. "If I had a car..." >would require the subjunctive imperfect, i.e. "tuviera". > >Christophe Grandsire.
I don't think I've ever heard "tuviera" before. To add some context, almost all of the Spanish speakers I've ever talked with have been Mexicans (and I don't know how their dialect varies from others), and I've never really read anything in Spanish.