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Intermediate Spanish Conversation I Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

Cheat sheet for speaking in intermediate Spanish

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Common words used

segun according to
asimismo likewise
finalmente finally
sin embargo however
de esta manera in this way
o sea in other words
en resumen in summery
para empezar to start with
aunque even though
por el contrar on the contrary
por tanto therefore
ademas besides
tambien also
es definitiva es definitive
tanto...como, en cambio as much as, instead
es decir that is to say

Casual Conver­sations

¿Cómo es tu pueblo natal?
What's your hometown like?
¿Cómo es tu casa y tu barrio?
What’s your house and neighb­orhood like?
¿Eres cercano/a sus padres?
Are you close with your parents?
¿Tienes alguna mascota?
Do you have any pets?
¿Te gusta viajar?
Do you like to travel?
¿A dónde fuiste la ultima vez de vacaci­ones?
Where was the last place you went on holiday?
Adonde has viajado recien­tem­ente?
Where have you traveled recently?
¿Cuál es el lugar favorito en que has estado?
What's your favourite place you've been to?
Si pudieras viajar a cualquier lugar donde irías?
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
¿Qué te hizo conver­tirte en educacion?
Why did you become a professor?
¿Cuánto tiempo ha enseñado en Corea?
How long have you taught in Korea?
¿Quieres enseñar aquí por mucho tiempo?
Do you want to teach here for a long time?
¿Qué consejo le darías a alguien que quiere conver­tirse en educacion?
What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a professor?
Que libro acabas de leer?
What book did you just finish reading?
¿Qué hiciste este fin de semana?
What did you do this weekend?
¿Qué vas a hacer después del semestre?
What will you do after the semester is over?

How to change the subject

Eso me recuerda…
That reminds me…
Hablando de eso…
Speaking of which…
Por otra parte…
On another note…
Estoy cambiando de tema, pero…
I'm changing the subject, but…
Me preguntaba
I was wondering
Te voy a decir una cosa…
Let me tell you something

Sounding natural

A ver…
Let’s see…
¡No me digas!
No way! (Liter­ally: don’t tell me!)
Qué yo sepa
As far as I know
I say
O sea
I mean…/Or rather…
You know?
Una pregunta…
a question
use Digo to correct yourself after you misspeak. “Somos dos… digo, tres personas.”
common in Spanish to preface a question with “una pregunta”, the same way you might say “Let me ask you something” in English.