3 ways to give your opinion in Spanish
1.) Opinion phrases
Creo que = I think that
Pienso que = I think that
En mi opinión = In my opinion
Desde mi punto de vista = From my point of view
Para mí = for me
A mi modo de ver = From my way of seeing
A mi juicio = In my judgement
Al parecer = it seems that
me da la impresión de que = it gives me the impression that
me da ganas de + infinitive = it makes me feel like…
me da ganas de bailar = it makes me feel like dancing
me hace + infinitive = it makes me …
me hace reír = it makes me laugh
me temo que = I’m afraid that
Estoy a favor de = I’m in favour of …
Estoy en contra de = I’m against …
2.) Verb + adjective
el español es divertido
la música es divertida
los postres son deliciosos
las películas son entretenidas
3.) Opinion Verb + noun / infinitive
Opinion Verb = what it says on the tin: a verb that shows an opinion e.g. I like, we love, they hate
In Spanish, they have helpfully turned some long-winded English expressions into Opinion Verbs such as ‘I think it’s cool’ and ‘I’m interested in’.
So how do Opinion Verbs work? Well, to start with they only have two forms: singular and plural (not like normal verbs).
I like it = me gusta vs. I like them = me gustan
In order to say who is ‘giving the opinion’ you simply change the bit at the front (these are called Indirect Object Pronouns). Big scary word but actually quite simple. Me, te, le, nos, os, les
Did you know?
Indirect Object Pronouns are normally used when you say ‘to me’, ‘to her’
e.g. He gives the book to her = Le da el libro
Word of warning! Odio, no soporto, no aguanto are regular verbs. This is easy to spot as they don’t have any Indirect Object Pronouns (me, te, le, nos, os, les). So to say we hate you would simply conjugate it as a normal AR verb: odiamos.