“La llamaría, pero no contesta.”

ShirleyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

“La llamaría, pero no contesta.”

“La llamaría, pero no contesta.” Hola, I’m confused. I would/should/could call her but she doesn’t answer. If he called and she didn’t answer it seems “La llamé, pero no contesta” makes more sense. Muchas gracias, Shirley.
Asked 1 year ago
MarcosC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I think the idea is that he had already called her in the past and is speculating about what would happen if he called her again in the future.

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Shirley

It's a bit difficult to see, I agree, but it is what Marcos is suggesting. By reading the previous sentences and what comes after it is as if they've tried to call her before with no luck so she now know that if she called again she won't answer. Maybe if we added a bit more to the sentence, this idea would be clearer:

La llamaría [de nuevo], pero (ya lo he intentado y) no contesta. 

I hope this helps.

Un saludo

Inma

 

“La llamaría, pero no contesta.”

“La llamaría, pero no contesta.” Hola, I’m confused. I would/should/could call her but she doesn’t answer. If he called and she didn’t answer it seems “La llamé, pero no contesta” makes more sense. Muchas gracias, Shirley.

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