Estos son los verbos modales que ayudan a conjugar diferentes tiempos, y crean el equivalente de los tiempos más complejos del español. These are the modal verbs that help conjugate different tenses and create the equivalent of the more complex tenses of Spanish.
- can / could puedo / podría
- may / might ¿puedo? / ¿pudiera?
- shall / should debo de / debería
- will / would voy a / hubiera
- must tengo que
- ought to debiera de
- dare atreverse / atrevimiento
- need necesito
- had better mejor debería de
- used to yo solía
Algunos ejemplos / Some examples:
I can buy us lunch / I could buy us lunch, I guess
May I buy you lunch? / I might buy you lunch if you’re nice
I shall buy us lunch / I should buy us lunch
I will buy us lunch / I would have bought us lunch but the cat ate my homework
I must buy us lunch
I ought to buy us lunch
Dare I buy us lunch? The line looks a little wild
I need to buy us lunch now!
I had better buy our lunch now
I used to buy us lunch