Why is "Conditional" Missing from the Verbs Section?
Good question! We don't include the Conditional conjugation along with all the other verb tenses.
This one is very simple to conjugate, so you don't really need to spend as much time and effort practicing this conjugation across all the verbs, like you would with the other tenses.
We did add a unit, though, to give you a chance to practice separately: The Conditional Mood
As a quick overview:
To build this conjugation, we first start with the infinitive of the verb, (for example: " falar").
Then, we just choose the appropriate ending (suffix), depending on whom we're referring to.
All verbs are conjugated exactly like the below example, with the exception of only 3 irregular verbs*.
Curiously, the first person (
eu) and third person (
ele/ela/você) conjugations are identical! (You'd think it would be more like,
* As mentioned, there are only 3 verbs that require a quick modification before adding the standard endings you saw in the above example. They are:
fazer (to do/make),
trazer (to bring) and
dizer (to say, to tell)
ia / far
ias / far
íamos / far
ia / trar
ias / trar
íamos / trar
ia / dir
ias / dir
íamos / dir
Did you notice a pattern in those 3 verbs? You just need to chop off the "–zer" from the verb's infinitive, replacing it with an "r".
Then you just add the usual ending: –ia/–ias/íamos/–iam). It may help to imagine for a moment that you're conjugating imaginary verbs called "far", "trar", and "dir", respectively.