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Intermediate Spanish Review Lesson 14 Spanish linking words and phrases Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?

Hoy vamos a practicar diferentes expresiones que usamos cuando escribimos en español. Today we are going to practice different Spanish linking words and phrases that are especially useful when writing in Spanish.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson on the same topic.

To go back and watch the original video lesson please follow this link:

Intermediate theory video lesson 14

1. First, please tell me how to say these linking words and phrases in Spanish:

On one hand
On the other hand
To continue
In conclusion
For these reasons
In summary
In short
Taking all into account

2. Next, do you understand what these Spanish linking words and phrases mean?

Sin embargo
No obstante
En cambio
A pesar de que

3. Let´s practice now some useful ways to express cause and consequence in Spanish. Do you know what these sentences mean?

Como hace mucho calor, hemos ido a la playa.
Estudio español no porque lo necesite, sino porque me gusta el idioma.
Gracias a tu ayuda he aprobado el examen.
Hay mucho tráfico. Por eso he llegado tarde, lo siento.
Estoy muy cansada. Es por esto por lo que no puedo concentrarme en el trabajo.

4. Now, please tell me two different ways to say “In respect to…”:

5. Finally, tell me two different ways to say “In other words”:

Bueno, pues esto es todo por hoy.

As this is a lesson to practice useful skills for writing in Spanish, the best way to practice all these Spanish linking words and phrases is to do some actual writing in Spanish. Think of a topic you are interested in writing about and try to use at least one word or phrase from each section we have practiced here. Although you might want to study Spanish principally to communicate with people in conversation, it is very important also to be able to express yourself in writing, so try to practice it, at least, now and then.

Que paseis una buena semana. ¡Hasta pronto!

I hope you are enjoying my weekly interactive Spanish lessons. Follow this link for many more great resources to help you learn and practice Spanish.


Por un lado/una parte
Por otro lado/otra parte
A continuación
En conclusión
Por todo ello
En resumen
En definitiva
En suma

Also/Besides/As well/Too/What’s more/Furthermore/Moreover
Also/Too/As well
On the other hand/In contrast
Despite/In spite of/Even though

As it is very hot, we have been to the beach.
I study Spanish not because I need it, it´s because I like the language.
Thank to your help I have passed the exam.
There is a lot of traffic, this is why I arrived late.
I am very tired, this is why I cannot focus at work.

En cuanto a
Respecto a

En otras palabras
Dicho de otro modo

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Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.