Spanish Transitional Words and Phrases

Spanish Transitional Words and Phrases


This lesson covers some Spanish transitional words and phrases. There are enough here that you might want to bookmark the page to refer back yo it several times until you remember most of these. Now, since we have had a few lessons, we continue the page introduction in Spanish...

Finalmente y ahora que ya puedes formular ideas en español, entonces estás listo para algunas Frases de Transición (Transition Phrases). Frases de Transición son aquellas frases que te ayudan a enlazar una idea con otra. A continuación te presento algunas :


Frases de Transición para agregar:

(Transitional Phrases to add an idea)


aparte de = besides

además = moreover; additionally

asimismo = also

de todas formas = in any case; anyhow

de todas maneras = in any case; anyhow

de todos modos = in any case; anyhow

de cualquier manera = in any case; anyhow

sobre todo = above all

también = also



Frases de Transición para comparar:

(Transitional Phrases to compare an idea with another)


así como = similarly

con relación a = in relation to

de la misma forma/manera = in the same way

del mismo modo = in the same way

en cuanto a = as for

sin duda = without a doubt

en relación con/a = in relation to

tal como = just like


Frases de Transición para contrastar:

(Transitional Phrases to contrast an idea)


a diferencia de = in contrast to

a pesar de (que) = in spite of; despite(the fact that)

al contrario = on the contrary

aunque = although; even though

con todo = nevertheless; still

en cambio = on the other hand

en contraste con = in contrast to

en lugar de = instead of

en vez de = instead of

no obstante = nevertheless; however

por el contrario = on the contrary

por un lado... por otro lado = on the one hand . . . on the other hand

por una/otra parte = on the one/other hand

sin embargo = nevertheless; however


Frases de Transición para ejemplificar:

(Transitional Phrases to make examples)


claro que = of course

en efecto = indeed; in fact

en realidad = indeed; in fact

en resumen = in short

es decir = that is to say

por ejemplo = for example

por lo general = in general

por supuesto = of course

por último = lastly


Frases de Transición para expresar resultado:

(Transitional Phrases to express conclusions)


en consecuencia = consequently

por consiguiente = consequently

por eso = therefore

por lo tanto = therefore

por lo visto = apparently

resulta que . . . = it turns out that . . .

ya que = since; because of


Frases de Transición relacionadas con el tiempo:

(Transitional Phrases related to time)


ahora = now

al mismo tiempo = at the same time

al principio = in the beginning

desde entonces = since then

después = afterwards; later

durante = during

entonces = then

finalmente = finally

luego = later; then

mientras = while


That covers the Spanish transitional words and phrases that you're most likely to need.

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