This lesson is part of the Intermediate Spanish Course
(69 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 4 hrs 8 mins)

Intermediate Spanish Course

In this free Spanish video lesson we will learn about expressing partial agreement and disagreeing in Spanish with common Spanish phrases such as No lo veo muy claro (I am not very sure), No estoy de acuerdo (I disagree) and Eso no tiene sentido (This doesn’t make sense). This continues the theme from the previous Spanish lesson which looked at agreeing in Spanish with common Spanish phrases such as ¡Claro que sí! (Of course!), Evidentemente (Evidently) and Estoy de acuerdo (I agree). In the next Spanish lesson we will see how to say no or disagree colloquially in Spanish. These Spanish phrases are all really commonly used in everyday Spanish conversation. Spanish people are famous for loving a good “debate” and animated, high volume discussions are commonplace in the Spanish streets and parks. Once you are confident enough with your level of Spanish to join in on one of these debates you will be in for a great time. Spanish people do like to talk with passion and at high volume, but we very rarely truly lose our tempers. My theory is that we “let everything out” so readily that nothing is every bottled up and left to fester into malice. It is a huge generalisation of course, but I think that Spanish people are honest, open, down-to-earth and relaxed. Don’t mistake a heated debate for an argument and don’t be afraid to speak your mind. People don’t easily take offence and the raised voices, stamping feet and waving arms are all pure theatre.

Lesson notes:

To express partial agreement in Spanish:

No estoy de acuerdo al cien por cien: I don’t completely agree
No lo veo muy claro: I am not very sure
No es que lo vea mal, pero…: It’s not that I think it’s terrible, but…
Puede ser, pero…: It could be, but….

To disagree in Spanish:

No estoy de acuerdo: I disagree
No lo veo bien: I don’t think it’s right
Eso no tiene sentido: This doesn’t make sense
Yo en eso discrepo: I disagree with that

Activity:

Translate the following…

No estoy de acuerdo
Yo en eso discrepo
No estoy de acuerdo al cien por cien
No es que lo vea mal, pero

Here are the answers to the last activity:

I agree
Of course!
I am of the same opinion
Of course!

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