Now that you’ve mastered the basics of Spanish, you’re probably looking for a way to move beyond the beginner level and have more meaningful conversations.
As an intermediate Spanish learner, progress is hard earned.
You can handle common situations in Spanish without thinking, but what you need now is to be able to engage in authentic and meaningful conversations that go beyond the simple phrases you learned in your textbook.
That’s where these intermediate Spanish phrases come in.
This collection of conversational connectors and Spanish idioms will help you not only keep the conversation going, but sound more natural while you do it.
By the time you finish with this article, you’ll be ready to try your hand at talking about new and interesting topics, instead of having the same old conversations over and over again.
To make it as easy as possible for you to practice these intermediate Spanish phrases in your conversations, I’ve created a special PDF version of this article that you can print off or save on your phone to read anywhere, anytime.
In most Spanish conversations, you’ll need to be able to go beyond just factual information.
After all, if you really want to connect with the Spanish speakers you meet you’ll need to be able to share your thoughts, ideas and feelings and opinions.
Asking what others think and giving your own opinions on anything from your friend’s new haircut to the local presidential election is a skill you need to have if you want to start enjoying meaningful conversations in Spanish.
Here are a few key phrases to get you started:
Giving advice is a common aspect of everyday conversation. From asking for recommendations for local restaurants to seeking advice on relationship problems, asking for and giving advice is something we do frequently.
Remember, conversation is a two-way street.
Sometimes you’ll be the one doing the talking and asking the questions, but sometimes you’ll need to sit back and listen to what others are saying too.
In particular, when in group situations, you’ll likely find yourself doing a lot of listening at first.
This means it’s important to listen actively and respond appropriately so you show the person speaking that you’re interested in what they have to say.
This will help you avoid those awkward moments when you just smile and nod because you’re not sure what’s going on!
Now that you know how to express your opinions in Spanish, it’s good to know hedge your bets with what you say.
You may not always be 100% sure of something, so knowing how to make that clear will help you avoid sounding like a know-it-all or making any embarassing mistakes.
Of course the one way to instantly sound more like a native speaker than a learner is to throw out a couple of colloquial idioms.
Idiomatic language is difficult for language learners to get their heads around because the literal translations of these phrases are often different to their meanings.
This means it can be tricky to know how and when to use them effectively.
However, once you know a handful of these colloquial intermediate Spanish phrases people and you perfect your accent, you’ll be amazed how quickly you start to get mistaken for a local!
So there you go! Take some time to master these intermediate Spanish phrases and you’ll be having longer, more authentic conversations in no time.
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