Connectives In Spanish For Essays About Life

Linking words & sentences 
Conectando palabras y frases

You will find here a selection of useful words and sentences that you can use to start, conclude and connect ideas in  your speeches, essays, formal letters and e-mails.
OPINIONES
Estoy de acuerdo en que… 
No estoy de acuerdo en que…
Creo que … 
Pienso que…
Opino que ...
En mi opinión... 
Bajo mi punto de vista ...
Desde mi punto de vista ...
Me parece que ...
A mi parecer ...
Afortunadamente ...
Desafortunadamente ...

INTRODUCIENDO IDEAS
Para empezar ...
En primer lugar ...
En segundo lugar ...
En tercer lugar ...
Entonces ...
Luego ...
Para continuar ...
Después de eso ...


CONECTANDO  FRASES
Aunque ...
Sin embargo ...
Al contrario ...
Sin embargo ...
Por una parte ...
Por otra parte ...
Por el contrario ...
A pesar de ...
También, además ...
Además ...
Además de esto...
También hay que decir ...

CONCLUSION
Para terminar/finalizar/concluir ...
Por lo tanto/por consiguiente ...
Para resumir/en resumen ...
Finalmente ...
Por último ...
En síntesis ...
Por fin ...


OPINIONS
I agree that ...
I disagree that ...
I believe that ...
I think that ...
In my opinion
In my opinion ...
In my view ...
From my point of view ...
It seems to me that ...
It seems to me that ...
Fortunately ...
Unfortunately ...

INTRODUCING IDEAS
To begin with, ...
First of all / Firstly / In the first place, … 
Secondly, … 
Thirdly, … 
Then, … 
Later, … 
To continue, ...
After that, …  


CONNECTING SENTENCES
Although, ...
However, ...
In contrast, … 
Nevertheless, … 
On the one hand, …  
On the other hand, … 
On the contrary, … 
Despite/In spite of … 
Also, … 
Besides, furthermore …
In addition, ...
It must also be said that… 

CONCLUSION
In conclusion, …
Therefore, ...
To summarize, ...
Finally, ...
Lastly, ...
In sum, ...
In short, ...


Hi all, thought it would be useful to create a Subjunctive & Golden phrases thread, since these are the expressions which really gain the best marks. If we put on here formulated subjunctive phrases and your golden phrases so then all the people (including myself) can quickly jot them down in the 10 mins stimulus part of the exam to help and then to use them. So add all your "golden" phrases and lets help each other out!

Subjunctive phrases (already formulated)

Que yo recuerde - As far as i remember
Que yo sepa - As far as i know
Cueste lo que cueste - Whatever the cost
Hagan lo que hagan - Whatever they do
Hagamos lo que hagamos - Whatever we do
Pase lo que pase - Whatever happens
Sea lo que sea - Be that as it may
Venga lo que venga
Quienquiera - Whoever
Dondequiera - Wherever
Comoquiera - However
Por ricos/pobres que sean - However rich/poor they may be

Golden phrases

* Si tuviera mucha influencia yo prohibiría la caza - If i had alot/much influence i would ban hunting. (Imp Sbj & Conditional)

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