Spanish Immersion Program

How to Express an Opinion in Spanish

Did you enjoy your food? What do you think about electric cars? What’s your take on this deal? It’s hard to have a whole conversation where someone doesn’t ask what you think. With that in mind, we put together a few tips to help you share your opinions in Spanish.

How to pose Questions and Answers in Spanish

To make questions and answers in Spanish, you will need a handful of verbs.

The most popular 4 expressions we use to ask a question are:

  • ¿Qué opinas de…?, what is your opinion about…?
  • ¿Qué crees de…?, what do you believe…?
  • ¿Qué piensas de…?, what do you think about…?
  • ¿Qué te parece…?, what do you think…?

To which you can reply with one of the following expressions:

  • En mi opinion…., in my opinion
  • Opino que…, I think that
  • Creo que…, I believe that
  • Pienso que…, I think that
  • Me parece que…, I think that

How to express likes & dislikes in Spanish

If you only want to express likes and dislikes in a straightforward way, there are other expressions that you can use. Here are a few of most useful ones:

  • Me gusta/ no me gusta, I like/ I don’t like
  • Prefiero, I prefer
  • Me encanta, I love
  • Odio, I hate
  • Detesto, I hate

How to express agreeing/ disagreeing

Someone took the words out of your mouth? Then you only need to agree with them using one of the following expressions:

  • De acuerdo, I agree
  • Estoy de acuerdo, I agree
  • Vale, okay/fine

To disagree with someone, use this expression:

  • No estoy de acuerdo, I disagree
  • De ninguna manera, no way

Verb tenses to express your opinion in Spanish

For most of these expressions, you can use the present tense to explain your opinion. However, sometimes you will need to use the conditional, the past conditional and many other tenses. Some of these you will only learn in more advanced levels like B2, but that should not stop you from voicing your opinion. You can very easily explain if you agree or disagree with a certain point of view or ask someone’s opinion with these basic expressions! Don’t be afraid of speaking out loud.