German translation of 'would'
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- (conditional) if you asked him he would do it
wenn du ihn fragtest, würde er es tun
⇒ if you had asked him he would have done it
wenn du ihn gefragt hättest, hätte er es getan
⇒ I thought you would want to know
ich dachte, du wüsstest es gerne or du würdest es gerne wissen
⇒ if I were you, I would ...
wenn ich du wäre, würde ich ...
⇒ you would think ...
man sollte meinen ...
⇒ she said she would come
sie sagte, sie würde kommen or sie käme
⇒ I said I would, so I will
ich habe gesagt, ich würde es tun und ich werde es auch tun
- (emphatic) I wouldn't know
⇒ you would!
das sieht dir ähnlich!
⇒ he would have to come right now
ausgerechnet jetzt muss er kommen
⇒ you would say that, wouldn't you!
von dir kann man ja nichts anderes erwarten
⇒ it would have to rain
es muss auch ausgerechnet regnen!
- (insistence) he wouldn't listen
er wollte partout nicht zuhören
⇒ he wouldn't be told
er wollte sich dat einfach nichts sagen lassen
- (conjecture) it would seem so
es sieht wohl so aus
⇒ it would have been about 8 o'clock
es war (wohl) so ungefähr 8 Uhr
⇒ you wouldn't have a cigarette, would you?
Sie hätten nicht zufällig eine Zigarette?
- (= wish)
⇒ what would you have me do?
was soll ich tun?
- (in questions) would he come?
würde er vielleicht kommen?
⇒ would he have come?
wäre er gekommen?
⇒ would you mind closing the window?
würden Sie bitte das Fenster schließen?
⇒ would you care for some tea?
hätten Sie gerne etwas Tee?
- (habit) he would paint it each year
er strich es jedes Jahr
Example Sentences Including 'would'
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I think we both realized at last that before long the lights of our accustomed world would have faded behind us.THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)
And it would do something else.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I would use eBay to buy furniture.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
She has said that she would like to see annual binding votes on pay packages.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The company said that the additional information would be used along with existing 3D seismic data to look at possible opportunities in the field.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
What exactly that better world would look like must be settled by future generations, when the possibilities and new problems become clearer.NATO&apos;s Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)
Does that sound like something you would enjoy?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
I can't think of a single reason why you wouldn't use an online agent.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I would like to see it totally carbon fibre.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
If she wanted to do something, she would just wait until you let her do it.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
She would know something about that.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Sometimes he would put down something he had already done simply for the pleasure of ticking it off.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The government won an agreement that only funds contributed by the eurozone countries would be used.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They would also like to get rid of their steep staircase.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Was it a surprise that something like this would occur during the course of the credit crunch?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
We have about 10,000 to spend and would consider something up to three years old.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We knew something would go wrong.The Sun (2016)
It looked like he would notch another treble against the Cherries here after his early brace.The Sun (2016)
The step up in trip was something we hoped would suit him and the feather weight also played its part.The Sun (2014)
I would rather use alternative medicine than anything else.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
And they claimed explosive devices which cannot be detected by security scans would be used.The Sun (2010)
I would really like to see him back.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The income would flow back over 20 years and would be used to repay the loan.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There was no way I would continue like that.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Yet only the most harsh would not concede something to the consistency with which they have clung to their cause for so long.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
And the longer the suffering went on, the more likely it was that something would snap.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Figures like these would have sent the pound tumbling.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They left the windmills alone - and told the villagers that the first person to use one would be killed.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They would do something similar on crime policy.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Is there anything else you would like us to know that would help us be of service to you?Christianity Today (2000)
For years thereafter this incident would be used by critics as a reminder of what could happen if public employees were given the right to strike.Human Resource Management in Government (1995)
So which method would have been used?BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)
Trends of 'would'
Extremely Common. would is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'would' in Other Languages
British English: would /wʊd/ VERB
You use would to say that someone agreed to do something.
They said they would come to my party.
- American English: would
- Arabic: سَوْفَ
- Brazilian Portuguese: verbo usado para exprimir possibilidade
- Chinese: 将会做
- Croatian: željeti
- Czech: budebudoucí čas v minulosti
- Danish: ville
- Dutch: zou(den)
- European Spanish: verbo auxiliar de condicional
- Finnish: -isitul[isi]
- French: conditionnel
- German: würde
- Greek: θα
- Italian: auxiliary verb for conditional mood
- Japanese: ･･･するつもりだ
- Korean: ~할 것이다
- Norwegian: skal
- Polish: nie tłumaczy się na język polski; służy do tworzenia trybu warunkowego
- European Portuguese: pretérito de will
- Romanian: arse folosește pt. formarea cond. prez. [v. aux., pret. și cond. prez. de la will]
- Russian: согласиться
- Spanish: hacer en condicional
- Swedish: skulle
- Thai: อยากจะ
- Turkish: ecek, acak
- Ukrainian: допоміжне дієслово для утворення майбутнього в минулому
- Vietnamese: đồng ý sẽ
Translation of would from the Collins English to German Dictionary