Do you need to write a lot of essays in Spanish? If you are, don’t worry. It’s about to get a little bit easier for you because here in this article, we’ve listed down useful phrases that you can use in your essays.
Feel free to pepper your essays with the words and expressions from this list. It would certainly elevate your essays and impress your teachers.
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|Spanish Essay Phrase||English Translation|
|1||para empezar||to begin with|
|2||en primer lugar||in the first place|
|3||al principio||in the beginning|
|4||como punto de partida||as a point of departure|
|5||por un lado||on the one hand|
|6||para continuar||to continue|
|9||además||in addition; also; moreover|
|13||después de (+ infinitivo)||after|
|16||antes de (+ infinitivo)||before|
|18||a pesar de (+ infinitivo)||in spite of|
|19||aunque||even though; even if|
|21||en cambio||on the other hand|
|22||por otra parte||on the other hand|
|23||por otro lado||on the other hand|
|24||sino que; sino||but (rather)|
|25||en realidad||in reality; really|
|26||hay que tomar en cuenta||you have to take into account|
|27||lo importante es||the important thing is|
|29||por lo tanto||therefore|
|32||para ilustrar||to illustrate|
|33||por ejemplo||for example|
|34||a causa de||because of|
|35||en conclusión||in conclusion|
|36||en fin||in short|
|38||en resumen||in summary; to summarize|
|39||para concluir||to conclude|
|40||para terminar||to conclude|
Which phrases do you find the most useful? And do you have more phrases you would like to add? Leave your thoughts in the comments section! 🙂
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Janey is a fan of different languages and studied Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Japanese in college. She has now added French into the mix, though English will always be her first love. She loves reading anything (including product labels).
Hi well we were going over our mock spanish paper last week and i got 15/20 which I was happy about. The problem is I am a perfectionist and the teacher's comment was that I didnt have enough "nice" phrases.
I included things like lo bueno es que and pienso que but is there anything else I should be including. BTW I am on the AQA board if that even matters
Best one to learn is Ojala fuera- If only I was (imperfect subjeunctive). then follow it with a conditional. I think ojala has an accent on it
Also continuous tenses are easy if you know how to use them
And perfect tenses- such as I have gone he ido can be made from all tenses by changing haber- habia ido (with accent on i of habia-computer wont insert them) means I had gone
Learn things like cuando era pequena and try to use as many tenses as possible. Also once you have said a phrase dont use it again too much as you probably wont get any more marks for it. Well done for the 15/20 in a mock- it is near impossible to get 20/20 i got 17/20 in the real thing and ended up with an A* in it. Are you taking Spanish next year? x