I am learning about Konjunktiv II, and there is one thing that is confusing me, and that is when are you supposed to use wäre.

Is there some rule, or some logic behind it, when are you supposed to use wäre?

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    I wonder if the question was about würde … sein rather than just würde. Would make more sense than what the only answer assumed.
    – chirlu
    Commented Oct 22, 2015 at 12:09

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Wäre is the Konjunktiv for sein:

Ich wäre gerne ein Tiger.

All verbs that use the Hilfsverb werden are formed with würde:

Ich würde gehen.

See this nice overview (German).

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