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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The Spanish subjunctive is a mood, rather than a tense. It’s typically taught to learners after they’ve covered tenses, so is often viewed as being quite advanced. Indeed, it can be tough for non Spanish (or non Romance language) speakers to get their heads around it, as the concept of the subjunctive is quite alien. There are many ways to learn the subjunctive (you can check out our guide to the Spanish subjunctive), but one of the best ways to start using it is to learn some common subjunctive Spanish phrases.
In this post, you’ll learn 33 Spanish phrases that all use the subjunctive, which are all incredibly common, and by which learning will help you gain mastery of the subjunctive.
A little bit about these phrases
We didn’t just invent these phrases. We’ve extracted the most common uses of the subjunctive from native speakers using a “corpus” (enormous body of native Spanish text), so we are sure that these are absolutely the most useful Spanish subjunctive phrases to memorise. Enjoy!