should

auxiliary verb

Spanish Translation of SHOULD

past of shall
auxiliary verb
1
(expressing a condition) if he should die si muriera if they should call, tell me si llaman, dímelo
2
(indicating what is proper, required, or desirable) they should be punished deberían ser castigados what time should we meet? ¿a qué hora nos encontramos?
3
(indicating a preferred thing that did not happen) I should have realized tendría que haberme dado cuenta he shouldn't have said it no debería haberlo dicho
4
(expressing polite thanks) you shouldn't have gone to all that trouble! ¡no deberías haberte molestado tanto!
5
(expressing a wish) you should have seen her face! ¡tendrías que haber visto la cara que puso!
6
(requesting an opinion) what should I do? ¿qué hago?
7
(expressing opinions, feelings, etc. about someone's words or behavior) (it's) funny you should say that—I was just thinking the same thing ¡qué casualidad! estaba pensando lo mismo
8
(used for emphasis) I should hope so/not! ¡faltaría más!
9
(expressing probability) they should arrive soon deben (de) llegar pronto why should he lie? ¿porqué ha de mentir?

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