No tendrías que

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No tendrías que

Hola,

Would the following be an example of objection using the conditional?  It is in response to a character revealing what she has done.

Tú no tendrías que decir nada. No tendrías que haberle dado la pistola.

How would you translate this?  Here is my attempt:

You didn't have to say anything.  You didn't have to give her the gun/pistol.

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Jamie,

"Tú no tendrías que decir nada. No tendrías que haberle dado la pistola."

It is a bit odd as the first sentence is referring to a "future" event and the second to a "past event":

Tú no tendrías que decir nada. = You wouldn't have to say anything/wouldn't need to say anything

 No tendrías que haberle dado la pistola. = You shouldn't have given him/her the gun.

For the first sentence to refer to a past event, it would have to change to:

Tú no tendrías que haber dicho nada.

Saludos

Inma

No tendrías que

Hola,

Would the following be an example of objection using the conditional?  It is in response to a character revealing what she has done.

Tú no tendrías que decir nada. No tendrías que haberle dado la pistola.

How would you translate this?  Here is my attempt:

You didn't have to say anything.  You didn't have to give her the gun/pistol.

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