Arabic | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

Broadly speaking, I agree with… because…
بشكلٍ عامٍّ، أتفقُ مع... بسبب...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to agree with… because…
من السهل أن نتّفق مع... بسبب...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his/her point.
أستطيع أنْ أتفهّم وجهة نظره \ نظرها
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
I entirely agree that…
أتفق تماماً على أنّ...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
I endorse wholeheartedly the opinion that…
أُؤيِّد تأييداً مطلقاً الرأي القائل إنّ...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
أختلف عموما مع... لأنّ...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
من السهل أنْ نختلف مع... بسبب...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his point, but disagree with it entirely.
أتفهّم وجهة نظرك ولكنّي أختلفُ معها بشكل كامل.
Used when you understand someone else's point of view, but you do not agree with it at all
I strongly disagree that…
لا أتفقُ معك أبداً أنّ...
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
أعارضُ بِشِدّةٍ فكرة أنّ...
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

…and…are similar/different as regards to…
... و...هي متشابهة \ مختلفة فيما يتعلق بـ...
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
In contrast to…, …shows…
على النقيض مِن...، .... يبيّن أنّ...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…by contrast with… is/are…
على النقيض من... هو \ هم...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…is similar to… in respect of…
يُشْبِهُ... فيما يتعلّق بـ...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
…and… differ in terms of...
...و ... يختلف من حيثُ...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
The first…, by contrast, the second…
الأول...، أما الثاني، فهو على النقيض...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
One of the main similarities/differences between… and… is that…
أحد التشابهات \ الاختلافات الرئيسية بين... و... هو أنّ...
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
One difference between… and… is that…, whereas…
أحد الفروق بين... و... هو أنّ...، بينما...
Used to highlight a difference between two things, can be the start of a long list of differences

Main Body - Opinions

I would say that…
أَوَدُّ أنْ أقول إنّ...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
It seems to me that…
يبدو لي أنّ...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
In my opinion…
في رأيِي...
Used to give a personal opinion
From my point of view…
مِنْ وجهة نظري...
Used to give a personal opinion
I am of the opinion that…
أنا مِن أصحابِ الرأيِ القائلِ إنّ...
Used to give a personal opinion
I believe that there are several reasons. Firstly,… Secondly…
أعتقدُ أنه هناك عِدة أسباب. أولاً،... ثانياً...
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
It is my belief that… because…
في اِعتقادي أنّ... لأنّ...
Used to give a personal opinion that you are sure of and an explanation of said opinion

Main Body - Connecting Elements

Let us now analyze/turn to/examine…
دَعْنا الآن نحلّلُ \ نلتفتُ إلى \ نفحصُ...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
It is now clear that… . Let us turn our attention to…
يبدو جليّا الآن أنّ... دعونا نوجِّهُ اهتمامنا إلى...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Moreover, one argument against this cannot be ignored: …
علاوة على ذلك فإنّ إحدى الحجج المضادة والتي لا يمكن تجاهلها هي: ...
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
Admittedly…, but…
لا بُدَّ من الاعْتِرافِ بأنّ...، ولكن...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
It is true that…, yet the fact remains that…
صَحيحٌ أنّ...، ولكن الحقيقة تظلّ...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Granted, …, nevertheless…
صَحيحُ أنّ... ومع ذلك فإنّ...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
On the contrary, …
على العكس، ...
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
On the one hand…
من جهةٍ...
Used to introduce one side of an argument
On the other hand…
من جهةٍ أخرى...
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
In spite of…
على الرغم من...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Despite the fact that…
على الرغم من حقيقةِ أنّ...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Scientifically/Historically speaking…
عِلميًّا \ تاريخيًّا...
Used when referring to science or past events in history
Incidentally…
وبالمناسبة فإنّ...
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
Furthermore…
علاوة على ذلك...
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level