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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 typical Spanish expressions used to say that someone has convinced you of something translated from Spanish to English. To speak Spanish well you have to do more than just learn Spanish grammar and lots of individual Spanish words translated from Spanish to English. 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 Spanish to English. 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 Spanish to English 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:

Sí, ahora que lo pienso, lo que dices/dice es cierto: Yes, now I think about it, what you say is true

Sí, me había olvidado de esto: Yes, I had forgotten about that

¡Bueno!, me pongo de tu/su parte: OK, I agree with you

Me has/ha convencido plenamente: You have completely convinced me

Sí, eso se me había pasado por alto: Yes, I didn´t think of that

Perdona/perdone, no había caído en eso: Sorry, I didn´t think of that

Activity:

Translate the following…

You have completely convinced me
Yes, now I think about it, what you say is true
Yes, I didn´t think of that
OK, I agree with you

Here are the answers to the last activity:

Deja que te explique
¿Que por qué? Pues mira, por el simple hecho de que…
Estos son los pros y los contras que he sopesado
Como que…

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