Spanish Essay Phrases

By | May 1, 2017

It is very useful to learn and memorise useful phrases for writing Spanish essays – this is probably the easiest way to improve your essays and hence your marks as a Spanish beginner.

This article is a collection of Spanish phrases to firstly help you start and conclude a Spanish essay; secondly how to present themes and argue points, and finally contains a range of connectives to make a Spanish essay flow more naturally.

The first sentence …
Voy a discutir acerca del tema de …
Voy a hablar sobre …
Voy a discutir

Introducing your opening argument …
Para empezar – to begin with
Al principio – at the start
En primer lugar – to begin with

Introducing new themes and arguments …
Para continuar – to continue
Para ilustrar … – to illustrate …

Concluding the essay …
Por fin – in short
Finalmente – finally
Para concluir – to conclude
En conclusión – in conclusion
Para terminar – to finish
En resumen – in summary

Presenting an argument …
Por un lado – on the one hand
Por otro lado – on the other hand
En cambio – in contrast
Por otra parte – on the other hand
Hay que tomar en cuenta – you have to take into account

Indicating time …
Durante – during
Mientras – while
Mientras tanto – meanwhile
Despues de infinitive – after
Antes de infinitive – before
Luego – then
Entonces – then

Because / as a result of …
A causa de – because
Como consecuencia de – as a consequence of
Debido a – due to
Porque – because
Como resultado – as a result

Spanish connectives and conjunctions …
Además – in addition, moreover
También – also
Sin embargo – however
A pesar de – in spite of
Así (que) – so
Aunque – although
Sino que – but
Pero – but
Por ejemplo – for example

Common subjunctive triggers …
Es probable que
Es necesario que
No creo que
Dudo que
Aconsejo que
Espero que
Quiero que

Presenting opinions (no subjunctive)
Creo que – I believe / think
Pienso que – I think
Opino que – In my opinion
En mi opinión – in my opinion
Afotunadamente – fortunately
Desafortunadamente – unfortunately
Me parece que – it seems to me

Therefore
Por eso – therefore
Por lo tanto – therefore
Por consiguiente – therefore
Asi – so

Other useful Spanish words / phrases
Todavía – still
Ya – already / now
Apenas – scarcely (casi no)
En realidad – in reality
Actualmente – currently
Ahora mismo – right now
En seguida – immediately
Hoy en día – nowadays

The most … is that

Lo mejor es que
Lo malo es que
Lo importante es que

Common uses of the imperfect subjunctive in Spanish
Si tuviera … – if I had … (notes: this should be followed by a verb in the conditional tense)
Si fuera … – if I was … (as above)

This collection : hope the I of Spanish phrases is useful for you Spanish writing – please visit Http://topspanishtips.weebly.com for more useful Spanish resources like this one 's .

Source by Matthew W Graham

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