should

should
v.
deber, deberse.
va.
1 (expresar obligaciones, recomendaciones, instrucciones)
you should do it at once deberías hacerlo inmediatamente
you shouldn't laugh at him no deberías reírte de él
you should have come earlier deberías haber venido antes
he shouldn't have told them no debería habérselo dicho
a present?, oh you shouldn't have! ¿un regalo? ¡no tenías que haberte molestado!
you should have seen the expression on his face! ¡tendrías que haber visto la cara que puso!
you should read the instructions carefully lea detenidamente las instrucciones
2 (expresar probabilidad)
the weather should improve from now on a partir de ahora, el tiempo debería mejorar
she should have arrived by this time a estas horas ya debe de haber llegado
3 (en exclamaciones, en preguntas retóricas)
why should you suspect me? ¿por qué habrías de sospechar de mí?
who should I meet but Martin! y ¿a quién me encontré? ¡a Martin!
he apologized - I should think so, too! se disculpó - ¡es lo mínimo que podía hacer!
4 (en cláusulas subordinadas)
he ordered that they should be released ordenó que los liberaran
she insisted that he should wear his hair short insistió en que llevase el pelo corto
5 (en cláusulas condicionales) if he should come
should he come, let me know (or Formal) si viene, avísame
if you should have any difficulty, phone this number si tuviera algún problema, llame a este número
6 (expresar opiniones, preferencias)
I should like a drink me gustaría o apetecería tomar algo (español de España)
we should want to know if there was anything seriously wrong si algo va muy mal, nos gustaría saberlo
I should imagine he was rather angry! ¡me imagino que estaría bastante enfadado o (especialmente español de España) enojado! (especialmente Am)
I shouldn't be surprised if… no me sorprendería que…
La forma negativa should not se transforma en shouldn't .

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