I. RecapThe conditional in German is expressed through the Konjunktiv II also known as the second subjunctive. There are two ways to convey the conditional in German: using the modal verb würden with an infinitive (the method used most of the time), or by using the specific conditional conjugation of the verb (the subjunctive II form). The würden option is discussed further in another lesson.
|Ich würde es wissen (conditional conveyed with würden).|
I would know it.
Das wüsste ich nicht (subjunctive II).
I wouldn’t know that.