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American English: /ɪf/
British English: /ɪf/

Translation of if in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 if you're good, I'll read you a story
    si te portas bien, te leeré un cuento
    let me know if you hear anything
    si oyes algo, dímelo
    if I had it, I would give it to you
    si lo tuviera, te lo daría
    I'd help you if I could
    te ayudaría si pudiera
    he would have come if he'd known
    habría or hubiera venido si hubiera sabido
    if treated with care
    si se lo trata con cuidado
    if I were you, I wouldn't do it
    yo en tu lugar or yo que tú, no lo haría
    a misnomer if ever there was one
    un nombre inapropiado, donde los haya
    1.2if notthey were undernourished, if not (yet) actually starving
    estaban desnutridos, si bien no se estaban muriendo de inanición
    she was very offhand, if not downright rude
    estuvo muy brusca, por no decir verdaderamente grosera
    1.3if nothing else
    aunque no sea más que eso
    Example sentences
    • I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day.
    1.4if onlyif only she could have seen him!
    ¡si lo pudiera haber visto!
    I'd like to talk to them, if only for a minute
    me gustaría hablar con ellos, aunque solo fuera un minuto
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps if you had stayed this would have become more apparent.
    • If we had finished it before we went on the tour, I think it would have been a much better record.
    Example sentences
    • Domino is a well-paced action movie, if a little long, with an unusual feeling of surrealism behind the action.
    1.5if so
    si es así
    de ser así
    Example sentences
    • If you like, I’ll come to Singapore with Sarah.
    • If you have a complaint against a lawyer licensed in another state, contact the lawyer regulatory agency in that state for information on making a complaint.
  • 2 (whether) they asked if he had left
    preguntaron si se había ido
    she doesn't care if you win or lose
    no le importa que pierdas o ganes
  • 3 (though) it's a good plot, if a complicated one
    es un buen argumento, aunque complicado or si bien es complicado
  • 4 4.1 (in requests) if you'll all follow me, please
    síganme, por favor or ¿quieren seguirme, por favor?
    shall I put the tray here? — if you would
    ¿pongo aquí la bandeja? — se lo agradecería
    I'm sitting there, if you don't mind
    ese es mi asiento, si no te importa
    Example sentences
    • If I could trouble you to try a little exercise, it will help to elucidate.
    • If you wouldn't mind giving me your email address, I will have her write to you to answer your questions and offer experienced advice.
    4.2 (indicating surprise) (with negative) well, if it isn't Mike Britton!
    ¡pero si es Mike Britton!
    if that doesn't beat everything!
    ¡eso sí que bate todos los récords!
    Example sentences
    • Well, well, well, if it isn't a revision update.
    • Nothing like a friendly reminder at the end of the week that I would be very lucky if I could just be left alone to do my work.


  • if the venture succeeds, and it's a big if, then …
    si la empresa tiene éxito, que no es decir poco or lo cual está por verse, entonces …
    a lot of ifs and buts
    muchas condiciones y salvedades
    Example sentences
    • It said it would not cut people's working conditions: ‘no ifs, no buts, no maybes’; and so on.
    • But if - if - and these are giant ifs, put them in italics because it's great uncertainty.
    • There were no mights, no ifs, no buts, no doubts, no qualifications.
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