Chinese | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

Broadly speaking, I agree with… because…
一般来说,我同意...,因为...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to agree with… because…
人们较倾向于同意...,因为...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his/her point.
我能理解他/她的观点。
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
I entirely agree that…
我完全同意...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
I endorse wholeheartedly the opinion that…
我完全赞同...的观点。
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
总的来说,我不同意...,因为...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
人们较倾向于不同意...,因为...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his point, but disagree with it entirely.
我明白他的意思,但是完全不同意。
Used when you understand someone else's point of view, but you do not agree with it at all
I strongly disagree that…
我强烈不同意...
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
我坚决反对...的观点
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

…and…are similar/different as regards to…
就...方面,...和...相似/不同
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
In contrast to…, …shows…
和...比,...表明...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…by contrast with… is/are…
对比...,...是...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…is similar to… in respect of…
在...方面,...和...是相似的
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
…and… differ in terms of...
在...方面,...和...不同
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
The first…, by contrast, the second…
第一...,与此对比,第二...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
One of the main similarities/differences between… and… is that…
...和...间一个主要的相同点/不同点是...
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
One difference between… and… is that…, whereas…
...和...的一个不同点是...,而...
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…
我想说的是...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
It seems to me that…
对我来说,它像是...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
In my opinion…
在我看来...
Used to give a personal opinion
From my point of view…
我认为...
Used to give a personal opinion
I am of the opinion that…
我的观点是...
Used to give a personal opinion
I believe that there are several reasons. Firstly,… Secondly…
我相信这是有多方面原因的。首先...,其次...
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
It is my belief that… because…
我相信...,因为...
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…
现在让我们分析/转到/研究...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
It is now clear that… . Let us turn our attention to…
...清楚了,让我们把注意力转到...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Moreover, one argument against this cannot be ignored: …
另外,一个反对该观点的论点...是不容忽视的
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
Admittedly…, but…
诚然...,但是...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
It is true that…, yet the fact remains that…
...是对的,但是事实上...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Granted, …, nevertheless…
诚然...,但是...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
On the contrary, …
相反...
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
On the one hand…
一方面...
Used to introduce one side of an argument
On the other hand…
另一方面...
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
In spite of…
尽管...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Despite the fact that…
尽管...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Scientifically/Historically speaking…
从科学/历史角度讲...
Used when referring to science or past events in history
Incidentally…
附带说一句...
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
Furthermore…
此外...
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level