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Oral phrases

Vocabulary for A-Level orals

TermDefinition
Bueno, la verdad es que... Well, the truth is that...
Déjame pensar/Déjeme pensar Let me think (inf. and form.)
Digamos... Let's say
Es una pregunta un poco difícil, pero... It's a difficult question, but...
No sé, pero... I don't know, but...
bueno... well...
de hecho... in fact...
de verdad... really...
entonces so / then
mira/mire look (inf. and form.)
o sea... I mean / or rather...
pues well...
(vamos) a ver well... / let's see
a la larga in the long run
antes before
aunque although
después after (that)
de todos modos anyway
en cierta manera / en cierto modo in a way
finalmente finally
luego then / next
mientras whilst
para concluir in conclusion
para empezar to begin
para que / a fin de que so that + subj.
por el contrario on the other hand
por eso so/therefore
porque because
por un lado... por otro... on the one hand... on the other...
primero/en primer lugar first (of all)
segundo (en segundo lugar) secondly
sin embargo however
tan pronto como as soon as
(a mí) me parece que... it seems (to me) that
considero I consider
desde mi punto de vista... the way I see it is...
en mi opinion / a mi modo de ver/ como lo veo yo / a mi juicio in my opinion
es imprescindible que it is essential that + subj.
está claro que it is clear that
(no) estoy de acuerdo con I (don't) agree with
he oído decir que I have read that
he oído decir que I have heard that
lo que creo yo es... what I think is
no estoy seguro/a de que I'm not sure that
no se puede negar que... You cannot deny that...
parecería que it would seem that
por mi parte/en cuanto a mí as far as I'm concerned/as for me
Según que entiendo yo as far as I understand
Según mis abuelos/el informe According to my grandparents / the report
(no) me sorprende que It does (not) surprise me that
Leí en una revista/un periódico/libro que... I read in a magazine/newspaper/book that
...es importante que sea/que tenga... It is important that it is/it has
a mí me da igual que It's all the same to me that...
no es de extrañar It's not surprising
Si no me equivoco If I'm not wrong...
Francamente Frankly
Es algo que no me preocupa It's something that doesn't worry me
(No) es una opinión/actitud que comparto yo It is (not) an opinion/attitude that I share
No me lo puedo creer I can't believe it
Me hace pensar It makes me think
Es algo inolvidable It's something unforgettable
Es una polémica It's controversial
Es impresionante It's impressive
Created by: alg_modlangs