Tense distinctions

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Tense distinctions

Could you explain the distinctions between:

"Cristina sería una buena madre." "Cristina será una buena madre." "Cristina va a ser una buena madre." 


I understand the difference between the first and the last, but I don't understand how the second version is distinct from those two. 

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola R,

The conditional is used in Spanish mainly to express hypothetical situations. This sentence: "Cristina sería una buena madre." means "Cristina would be a good mother." This, without context is a bit difficult to see. (This sentence comes from a lesson explaining the form of the conditional, not the use; this is why there isn't more context.), but with a bit more context so you can see its use we could say:

"Cristina sería una buena madre si tuviera la oportunidad.

If she had the opportunity, she would be a good mother.

This other lesson is about this use of the conditional. Have a look here so you can see more examples with more context.

Saludos

Inma

 

Tense distinctions

Could you explain the distinctions between:

"Cristina sería una buena madre." "Cristina será una buena madre." "Cristina va a ser una buena madre." 


I understand the difference between the first and the last, but I don't understand how the second version is distinct from those two. 

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