Aprender inglés: lista de conectores conversacionales

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Apologizing

  • Don’t be upset, but . . .
  • It was a slip of the tongue.
  • I said it by mistake.
  • I am sorry that . . .

(Dis)agreeing

  • One hundred percent.
  • Without question.
  • Exactly right.
  • Most certainly.
  • Without doubt.
  • In no way . . .
  • That isn’t true at all.
  • That is an exaggeration.
  • I really can’t believe that.
  • In principle that is true, but . . .
  • Admittedly that is true, but . . .
  • That’s one way to say it.
  • Only up to a certain point.
  • Certainly. Why not?
  • I agree.

Closing

  • That is all there is to say.
  • That is all for now.
  • To sum up . . .
  • And there is the problem.
  • I hope it is only a matter of time.
  • That remains to be seen.

Filler

  • Understandably.
  • Frankly speaking . . .
  • Between you and me . . .
  • Anyway . . .
  • Well then . . .
  • Well, as a matter of fact . . .
  • How can I put it?
  • I must say that . . .
  • First . . .
  • Second . . .
  • I would like you to know that . . .
  • I am afraid that . . .
  • Now and then it seems to me that . . .
  • After all . . .
  • As far as I am concerned . . .
  • More and more . . .
  • Actually . . .
  • All joking aside . . .
  • Now seriously . . .

Elaborating

  • To be more precise . . .
  • And what’s more . . .
  • Since I am already talking about it . . .
  • I would like to emphasize that . . .
  • Should I explain in greater detail?
  • Allow me to say it another way.
  • That is to say . . .
  • Nevertheless . . .
  • Even though . . .
  • That sounds like . . .
  • And that is why . . .

Opening

  • Thank you very much.
  • That is a good question.
  • That is such a difficult question.
  • Once upon a time, long ago . . .

Passing

  • Can you tell me please . . . ?
  • Would you be interested in us talking about something else?
  • And what do you think?

Qualifying

  • To tell you the truth . . .
  • I presume that . . .
  • I hope that . . .
  • In my opinion . . .
  • If that is true . . .
  • I don’t know exactly.
  • I would like to think that . . .
  • The way I see it is that . . .
  • As you may know . . .
  • I don’t have a big interest in that.
  • If I understand correctly . . .
  • As you already know . . .
  • That isn’t such a big problem.
  • That is a matter of opinion.
  • As far as I know . . .
  • I have the impression that . . .
  • It is usually true that . . .
  • You never know, but . . .
  • I haven’t thought about it before, but . . .
  • If I am not mistaken . . .
  • I am not certain whether . . .
  • Like every other man/woman . . .
  • I have my own opinion on it, but . . .
  • I am not an expert, but . . .

Quoting

  • She said something like . . .
  • My wife/husband pointed out that . . .
  • Recently, I heard that . . .
  • My better half said . . .

Switching

  • Now it occurs to me that . . .
  • By the way . . .
  • I have an interesting story about it.
  • And besides that . . .
  • Oh, I nearly forgot . . .
  • And one more thing . . .
  • On the other hand . . .