Danish | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

Broadly speaking, I agree with… because…
I store træk, er jeg enig i at... fordi...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to agree with… because…
Man er meget tilbøjelig til at være enig i at... fordi...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his/her point.
Jeg kan se hans/hendes pointe.
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
I entirely agree that…
Jeg er fuldstændig enig i det...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
I endorse wholeheartedly the opinion that…
Jeg støtter med liv og lyst meningen om at...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
I store træk, jeg er uenig i at... fordi...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
Man er meget tilbøjelig til at være uenig i at... fordi...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his point, but disagree with it entirely.
Jeg forstår hans pointe, men jeg er fuldstændig uenig.
Used when you understand someone else's point of view, but you do not agree with it at all
I strongly disagree that…
Jeg er stærkt uenig i at...
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
Jeg er fuldt og fast imod den ide at...
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

…and…are similar/different as regards to…
... og... er ens/forskellige med hensyn til...
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
In contrast to…, …shows…
I modsætning til..., ...viser...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…by contrast with… is/are…
...i modsætning til... er...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…is similar to… in respect of…
...er lig... i forbindelse med
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
…and… differ in terms of...
...og... er forskellige med hensyn til...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
The first…, by contrast, the second…
Den første..., i modsætning til, den anden...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
One of the main similarities/differences between… and… is that…
En af de primære ligheder/forskelligheder mellem... og.. er at...
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
One difference between… and… is that…, whereas…
En forskel mellem... og... er at..., hvorimod...
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…
Jeg ville sige at...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
It seems to me that…
For mig virker det som om at...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
In my opinion…
Efter min mening...
Used to give a personal opinion
From my point of view…
Fra mit synspunkt...
Used to give a personal opinion
I am of the opinion that…
Jeg er af den mening at...
Used to give a personal opinion
I believe that there are several reasons. Firstly,… Secondly…
Jeg mener der er adskillige grunde. For det første,... For det andet...
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
It is my belief that… because…
Det er min opfattelse at... fordi...
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…
Lad os analysere/skifte til/undersøge...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
It is now clear that… . Let us turn our attention to…
Det er nu tydeligt at... Lad os fokusere på...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Moreover, one argument against this cannot be ignored: …
Ydermere, et argument mod dette kan ikke ignoreres: ...
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
Admittedly…, but…
Indrømmet..., men...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
It is true that…, yet the fact remains that…
Er det sandt at..., men faktum er at...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Granted, …, nevertheless…
Selvom, ikke desto mindre...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
On the contrary, …
Derimod,...
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
On the one hand…
På den ene side...
Used to introduce one side of an argument
On the other hand…
På den anden side...
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
In spite of…
På trods af...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Despite the fact that…
Til trods for det faktum at...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Scientifically/Historically speaking…
Videnskabeligt/historisk set...
Used when referring to science or past events in history
Incidentally…
I øvrigt...
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
Furthermore…
Endvidere...
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level