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Spanish Phrases For Writing Essays

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 PhraseEnglish Translation
1para empezarto begin with
2en primer lugarin the first place
3al principioin the beginning
4como punto de partidaas a point of departure
5por un ladoon the one hand
6para continuarto continue
7duranteduring
8mientras tantomeanwhile
9ademásin addition; also; moreover
10tambiéntoo; also
11luegothen
12entoncesthen
13después de (+ infinitivo)after
14mientraswhile
15yand
16antes de (+ infinitivo)before
17sin embargonevertheless
18a pesar de (+ infinitivo)in spite of
19aunqueeven though; even if
20perobut
21en cambioon the other hand
22por otra parteon the other hand
23por otro ladoon the other hand
24sino que; sinobut (rather)
25en realidadin reality; really
26hay que tomar en cuentayou have to take into account
27lo importante esthe important thing is
28por esotherefore
29por lo tantotherefore
30desgraciadamenteunfortunately
31afortunadamentefortunately
32para ilustrarto illustrate
33por ejemplofor example
34a causa debecause of
35en conclusiónin conclusion
36en finin short
37finalmentefinally
38en resumenin summary; to summarize
39para concluirto conclude
40para terminarto 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

    Thanks

  • 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

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