How to form the conditional tense
The conditional tense corresponds with the use of 'would' in English. Instead of putting an extra word in front of the verb, endings are used.
E.g. je jouerais - I would play
je mangerais - I would eat
1. Take the infinitive of the verb, if it's an -re verb, knock off the E.
e becomes boir
2. Add the imperfect tense endings:
je -ais nous -ions
tu -ais vous -iez
il/elle/on -ait ils/elles -aient
Irregular verb stems
There are irregular verbs that use different stem to regular verbs but they still use the same endings! Just learn these stems: note that these are the same as the future stems
aller -ir (to go)
avoir -aur (to have)
etre -ser (to be)
faire -fer (to do)
falloir -faud (to need)
pouvoir -pourr (to be able to)
savoir -saur (to know)
voir -verr (to see)
vouloir -voudr (to want)
J'aimerais aller en Australie -I would like to go to Australia.
Je voudrais être docteur- I would like to be a doctor.