How to Agree, Disagree, and Express Your Opinion in Spanish
It’s important to make your intentions clear. Look closely, and you’ll notice that we’re all constantly practicing this skill. Conversations flow by different people expressing what they think or feel.
Knowing how to express opinions in Spanish will help you go into deeper conversations and have a rich cultural experience. Let’s learn how to agree, disagree, and express your opinion in Spanish!
Estoy de Acuerdo! How to Agree in Spanish
You’re probably familiar with the saying “great minds think alike.” Like-minded people are inclined to agree with each other. A group of friends usually agrees on broad terms, such as the movies and games they like. Agreeing is an important thing to learn when wanting to express your opinion in Spanish. Let’s look at different ways to express agreement. Keep in mind that not all of these are literal translations.
|I agree||Estoy de acuerdo|
|Of course||Claro que sí|
|Of course||Por supuesto|
|No doubt||Sin duda|
|Yes, and…||Sí, además…|
|I think the same||Pienso lo mismo|
|That’s true||Eso es cierto|
|I like it!||¡Me gusta!|
|I like that, because…||Me gusta eso, porque…|
|Let’s do this||Hagámoslo|
|I think so||Creo que sí|
|That seems good to me||Me parece bien|
|That seems okay to me||Sí me parece|
|What you’re saying makes sense||Lo que dices tiene sentido|
|Good point!||¡Buen punto!|
|You’re right||Tienes razón|
|I hadn’t thought of it like that||No lo había pensado así|
Estoy en Desacuerdo… How to Disagree in Spanish
Did you know the phrase I mentioned earlier has a second part? “Great minds think alike… but fools rarely differ.” When I first heard of this, the phrase acquired a new, much deeper meaning. Disagreement is what differentiates us from others and makes us unique. If we all agreed on the same things, then we would lose ourselves in each other, and that’s why it’s important to express and tolerate disagreements.
For example, if you tell me you don’t like beans for breakfast, I’d call you crazy! Beans are delicious. But it’s important for you to let me know so I can choose the right restaurant to recommend. Let’s look at ways you can disagree in Spanish.
|I disagree||Estoy en desacuerdo|
|Of course not||Claro que no|
|Absolutely not||Para nada|
|Of course not||Por supuesto que no|
|No, because…||No, porque…|
|Yes, but…||Sí, pero…|
|I don’t think that||No pienso eso|
|That’s not true||Eso no es cierto|
|I don’t like that||No me gusta|
|I don’t think so||Creo que no|
|I think that’s wrong||Me parece mal|
|That doesn’t seem ok to me||No me parece|
|That makes no sense||Eso no tiene sentido|
|I’m don’t completely agree||No estoy del todo de acuerdo|
|You’re wrong||Estás equivocado/a|
|That’s not a good point||Ese no es un buen punto|
|That’s wrong||Eso está mal|
|Not really||La verdad, no|
|You still haven’t considered…||Aún no has considerado…|
Yo Opino… How to Express Your Opinion in Spanish
There’s a song about expressing opinions in Spanish from a popular puppet show from Chile called 31 Minutos. It’s a great song to learn some vocabulary, so I recommend checking it out! Opinions go beyond agreement and disagreement. Our opinions can be confident, doubtful, pessimistic, joyful, etc.
Now that you know how to build upon what others say and have the tools to agree and disagree in Spanish, it’s time to learn how to put your own ideas forth! Let’s look at different ways to express your opinion in Spanish:
|My opinion is…||Yo opino que…|
|I believe that…||Creo que…|
|I think that…||Pienso que…|
|I feel like…||Siento que…|
|Have you ever thought about…||Alguna vez has pensado en…|
|I’ve come to the conclusion that…||He llegado a la conclusión que…|
|The position I take in regard to that is…||La posición que yo tomo respecto a eso es…|
|I’m of the opinion that…||Soy de la opinión de…|
|I want to express my opinion||Quiero expresar mi opinión|
|This is my opinion||Esta es mi opinión|
|Would you like my opinion?||¿Te gustaría mi opinión?|
|Have you ever considered…||Has considerado…|
|I’m sure that…||Estoy seguro/a…|
|I’ve had my doubts regarding…||He tenido dudas acerca de…|
|That is…||Eso es…|
|That’s my opinion||Eso opino|
Tell Me What You Think!
There is joy in finding someone you agree with and room for growth in disagreement. Knowing these words is essential for any Spanish learner! If you want to practice and communicate with a native Spanish speaker, try out a free class here at Homeschool Spanish Academy today!
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