This lesson is part of the Upper-Intermediate Spanish Course
(74 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 4 hrs 3 mins)

Upper-Intermediate Spanish Course

In this free Spanish lesson we will look at essential Spanish expressions used to say that someone is right translated from English to Spanish. To speak Spanish well you have to do more than just learn Spanish grammar and lots of individual Spanish words translated from English to Spanish. To speak and understand Spanish in a wide range of situations you also need to be aware of typical Spanish expressions and phrases. There are certain Spanish expressions and phrases that you will hear a lot and they will stick in your head automatically. Others will take more work to remember them. It is really worth pushing yourself to learn five to ten new Spanish expressions and phrases daily. As I have said before, be careful with translating from English to Spanish. The only way to fully understand a Spanish expression or phrase is to understand its use in Spanish. It is obviously much slower to translate everything in your head from English to Spanish and back again and it also runs you the risk of misinterpreting what is being said. I know it is hard, but try to cast aside your native language and immerse yourself in Spanish. To speak Spanish well you have to think in Spanish and understand the people and their culture. You can’t get to this stage over night, but you definitely can get to this stage through dedication and the right kind of study.

Lesson notes:

Has/ha dado en el blanco: You’ve hit the nail on the head
Has/ha dado en el clavo: You’ve hit the nail on the head
Has/ha dado en el quid de la cuestión: You’ve hit the nail on the head

Me temo que estás/está en lo cierto: I’m afraid that you’re right

Lo que has/ha dicho es indiscutible: What you have said is indisputable

Lo que has/ha dicho no es ninguna tontería: What you have said isn’t that stupid

Qué ojo clínico tienes/tiene: What good judgement you have

Claro hombre, eso es de cajón: Of course, that is obvious

Tienes/tiene toda la razón del mundo: You are absolutely correct

Activity:

Translate the following…

What good judgement you have!
What you have said is indisputable
I’m afraid that you’re right
You are absolutely correct

Here are the answers to the last activity:

Tengo la impresión de que estás equivocado
No digas más burradas
Eso que dices es una aberración
Te equivocas de medio a medio

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