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Lesson 4.4 -- My English translations of the example sentences.

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Here are my English translations of all the example sentences of Lesson 4.4. "Giving Excuses with the Conditional Perfect"


Please review and correct as you see fit -- are these the English translations everyone else got? There are a couple I am not sure about.


Examples of Excuses:

  • 1.) Habría llegado a la hora en punto, pero mi coche estaba averiado en una cuneta.

    (I would have arrived on time, but my car was broke down in a ditch.)

  • 2.) Me habrías prestado su coche, pero estaba en el taller de reparaciones.

    (You would have loaned me your car, but it was in the shop for repaires.) -- this one is strange for me.

  • 3.) Howard habría usado las pinzas para batería, pero no sabía usarlas.

    (Howard would have used the jumper cables, but he didn't know how to use them.)

  • 4.) Habríamos llamado un grúa, pero no teníamos un celular.

    (We would have called a tow truck, but we didn't have a cell phone.)

  • 5.) Mis amigos habrían venido, pero estuvieron detenido por aparcar en la mediana.

    (My buddies would have come, but they were arrested for parking in the median.)


Examples of "probably or must have" :

  • 6.) Lucía habría puesto la linterna en la paleta de herramientas al lado de la pala.

    (Lucy would have put the flashlight in the tool box next to the shovel.) --- I am not sure about this.

  • 7.) Habrían sido las tres cuando llegamos a la gasolinera.

    (It must have been three when we got to the gas station.) --- I am not sure about this.


More Examples:

  • 8.) Habríamos llegado a la hora en punto, pero el coche necesitaba aceite de motor.

    (We would have arrived on time, but the car needed motor oil.)

  • 9.) Te habría traído su regalo, pero lo dejé en la guantera.

    (I would have brought your present, but I left it in the glove box.)

  • 10.) Howard habría dado el botiquín de primeros auxilios para tu cumpleaños pero no lo permití.

    (Howard would have given you the first aid kit for your birthday, but I didn't allow it.) -- sounds like something I would do.

  • 11.) Si el coche hubiera estado en el arcén, la grúa nunca nos habría encontrado.

    (If the car had not been on the shoulder, the tow truck never would have found us.) --- I am not sure about this.

  • 12.) Si hubiera usado el medidor de presión, no habría necesitado la llave grande.

    (If I had used the pressure gage, I would not have needed the tire iron.)

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updated NOV 19, 2009
edited by Daniel
posted by Daniel
"gage" is spelled "gauge." - Malenor, NOV 15, 2009
Me habrías prestado Tu coche - Eddy, NOV 18, 2009
pero no sabía Como usarlas. I think you need a como here. - Eddy, NOV 18, 2009
gage can be spelled either way. was broken; not was broke - 0074b507, NOV 19, 2009

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Can you link me to it? I dont even know where to look... - Heidita


I don't know how to "link".

Go to the Lesson Section 4 and Lesson 4.4 in the "Watch" portion of the lesson. These are the Spanish all the example sentences from that lesson.

updated NOV 19, 2009
posted by Daniel
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 On your English I could only find this:

You would have loaned me your car, but it was in the workshop

(Lucy must have put the flashlight in the tool box next to the shovel.)

(If the car had not been on the shoulder, the tow truck never would have found us.) correct, though the original lacks the no and makes no sense

updated NOV 19, 2009
edited by 00494d19
posted by 00494d19
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geeez, not that I am paying attention....are these the examples given?? In spanish? Well, there are some mistakes..... - Heidita

Heidita & Eddy:

Wow! This means there are a lot of mistakes it the lesson!

Yes the Spanish is directly from the lesson.


Should the lesson be corrected? Thank you for your review.

updated NOV 19, 2009
edited by Daniel
posted by Daniel
Can you link me to it? I dont even know where to look... - 00494d19, NOV 19, 2009
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Daniel, this is proofreading, I changed it for youwink

Nota:

Perfecto: grin

bien: smile

falta grave: confused

1.) Habría llegado a la hora en punto, pero mi coche estaba averiado en una cuneta. grin

2.) Me habrías prestado tu coche, pero estaba en el taller de reparaciones. confused

3.) Howard habría usado las pinzas para la batería, pero no sabía (como) usarlas. smile

4.) Habríamos llamado una grúa, pero no teníamos -- celular. confused

5.) Mis amigos habrían venido, pero estuvieron detenidos por aparcar en la mediana. smile

6.) Lucía habría puesto la linterna en la paleta/caja de herramientas al lado de la pala. grin

7.) Habrían sido las tres cuando llegamos a la gasolinera. grin

8.) Habríamos llegado a la hora en punto, pero el coche necesitaba aceite para el motor. smile

9.) Te habría traído tu regalo, pero lo dejé en la guantera.confused

10.) Howard te habría dado el botiquín de primeros auxilios para tu cumpleaños pero no lo permití. confused

11.) Si el coche no (!!) hubiera estado en el arcén, la grúa nunca nos habría encontrado. confused

12.) Si hubiera usado el medidor de presión, no habría necesitado la llave grande. grin

updated NOV 19, 2009
edited by 00494d19
posted by 00494d19
geeez, not that I am paying attention....are these the examples given?? In spanish? Well, there are some mistakes..... - 00494d19, NOV 19, 2009
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