"If I were in good health, I would be happy."
Translation:Si j'étais en bonne santé, je serais heureux.
Can someone explain what tenses are "étais" and "serais" in the sentence "Si j'étais en bonne santé, je serais heureux."?
I got the translation right because I knew it out of the blue but I want to understand the structure.
This is a typical construction for the conditional mood.
A main clause expressing the possibility: "je serais en bonne santé" with the verb in conditional present.
A subordinate clause expressing the condition with "si" and the verb in indicative imperfect.