Spanish Example Essays

Do you need to write a lot of essays in Spanish? If you are, don’t worry. It’s about to get a little bit easier for you because here in this article, we’ve listed down useful phrases that you can use in your essays.

Feel free to pepper your essays with the words and expressions from this list. It would certainly elevate your essays and impress your teachers.  

No time to read now? Download the Spanish Essay Phrases Lesson PDF and MP3 now.

Then click on the big yellow button to download the Spanish Learning Package.  You’ll find inside the pronunciation guide in PDF format (and you get the MP3 too!)

 

 Spanish Essay PhraseEnglish Translation
1para empezarto begin with
2en primer lugarin the first place
3al principioin the beginning
4como punto de partidaas a point of departure
5por un ladoon the one hand
6para continuarto continue
7duranteduring
8mientras tantomeanwhile
9ademásin addition; also; moreover
10tambiéntoo; also
11luegothen
12entoncesthen
13después de (+ infinitivo)after
14mientraswhile
15yand
16antes de (+ infinitivo)before
17sin embargonevertheless
18a pesar de (+ infinitivo)in spite of
19aunqueeven though; even if
20perobut
21en cambioon the other hand
22por otra parteon the other hand
23por otro ladoon the other hand
24sino que; sinobut (rather)
25en realidadin reality; really
26hay que tomar en cuentayou have to take into account
27lo importante esthe important thing is
28por esotherefore
29por lo tantotherefore
30desgraciadamenteunfortunately
31afortunadamentefortunately
32para ilustrarto illustrate
33por ejemplofor example
34a causa debecause of
35en conclusiónin conclusion
36en finin short
37finalmentefinally
38en resumenin summary; to summarize
39para concluirto conclude
40para terminarto conclude

Which phrases do you find the most useful? And do you have more phrases you would like to add? Leave your thoughts in the comments section! 🙂

A Comprehensive Spanish Phrasebook for Travel and Everyday Use

  • 1,000+ Spanish words and expressions translated into English.
  • Comes with easy phonetic pronunciation guide.
  • Pronunciation guide to help you nail the correct Spanish sound.
  • Audio tracks included  for listening and pronunciation practice.

Learn More

Previous PostThe Imperative Voice in SpanishNext PostAn Introduction to Spanish Prepositions

About the Author Janey

Janey is a fan of different languages and studied Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Japanese in college. She has now added French into the mix, though English will always be her first love. She loves reading anything (including product labels).

If you live in the United States, you must have rarely or even never thought about studying foreign languages. Indeed, why would you? English is spoken in both Americas (mostly), Europe, Slavic countries, and even India; only China, Japan, and some other far east countries have problems with the English language. However, being able to speak a foreign language—at least one—nowadays is becoming a necessity. Spanish, among all other foreign languages, seems to be the most necessary for the United States, and every U.S. student should know it. Why?

For the United States, Spanish is not a foreign language anymore. With a regular flow of new immigrants from South America, as well as with the extensive growth of a Spanish-speaking population, which is large already, Spanish is rapidly becoming the second-most-used language in the United States in terms of the amount of speakers. According to a Pew Research Center report, an estimated 37.6 million people in the U.S. speak Spanish as their first language; in 2060, analysts predict the United States will have 128.8 million people for whom Spanish is their native language, thus turning the country into the world’s largest Spanish-speaking country (Businessinsider.com). Considering all this, Caucasian, African American, and Asian students (and people of all ages) might want to be able to improve communications with such an enormous group of people; soon enough, it will be a regular situation when in some public places, there will be nine Hispanic people for one-two persons of another skin color.

Being bilingual in a global world is another preference that one might consider when studying Spanish (Huffingtonpost.com). If you have ever traveled to another country, you might have experienced problems with communicating with local population. Since Spanish-speaking countries are among the most popular touristic destinations for U.S citizens, would it not be great to be able to freely explore, say, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, or Spain without running into a language barrier? Besides, consider the possibility of access to one of the world’s richest cultural paradigms, books, movies, and traditions; also, consider career opportunities—for a bilingual person, doors of many prestigious companies are often wide open.

In addition, Spanish is not that difficult of a language to learn. Although many Americans are secretly afraid to try learning a foreign language, it is not that difficult—and Spanish is rather simple, especially in terms of pronunciation and spelling (although grammar might sometimes be a little tricky). But people successfully learn and speak Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and even Georgian (which is, in fact, one of the world’s most difficult languages). Of all them, Spanish is almost the easiest to learn—in about a year, you can speak it competently (EduSpain.com).

Studying Spanish nowadays is a good choice, especially for U.S. students. The number of Spanish-speaking people in the U.S. is growing, and it is important to maintain communication with the Spanish-speaking community. The Spanish language is widely spoken in many countries of the western world, so it is a solid choice if you want to travel, or to learn other cultures. Also, Spanish is not that difficult of a language to learn—in a year, you will be able to communicate almost fluently if you study each day. Based on all this, it is clear that studying Spanish language for a U.S. student is a perfect choice.

References

Lubin, Gus and Macias, Amanda. “6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Spanish.” Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 13 Feb. 2014. Web. 07 May 2015.

Planas, Roque. “17 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 07 May 2015.

“20 Reasons Why Every American Should Learn Spanish.” EduSpain.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 May 2015.

Did you like this guide / sample?

Sign up and we’ll send you ebook of 1254 samples like this for free!

  • 80+ essay types
  • 1000+ essay samples
  • Pro writing tips

Related Writing Guides

Writing a Persuasive Essay

A persuasive essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a central argument. These essays are sometimes called argumentative essays because of this. In this category of composition, the writer aims to persuade the reader to accept his or her...

0 thoughts on “Spanish Example Essays”

    -->

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *