Italian | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

Broadly speaking, I agree with… because…
Parlando in termini generali, mi trovo in accordo con la tesi sostenuta da... dato che...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to agree with… because…
Si è inclini ad appoggiare la tesi sostenuta da... in quanto...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his/her point.
Si può comprendere il punto di vista di...
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
I entirely agree that…
Sono pienamenre d'accordo sul fatto che...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
I endorse wholeheartedly the opinion that…
Sostengo l'idea secondo la quale...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
Parlando in termini generali, mi trovo in disaccordo con la tesi sostenuta da... dato che...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
Si è inclini a confutare la tesi sostenuta da... in quanto...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his point, but disagree with it entirely.
Nonostante le numerose riserve, si può comprendere il punto di vista di...
Used when you understand someone else's point of view, but you do not agree with it at all
I strongly disagree that…
Sono pienamenre in disaccordo sul fatto che...
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
Mi oppongo fermamente alla tesi secondo la quale...
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

…and…are similar/different as regards to…
... e ... si assomigliano/differiscono in riferimento a...
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
In contrast to…, …shows…
A differenza di..., ... mostra...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…by contrast with… is/are…
In contrasto con..., .... è...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…is similar to… in respect of…
... è simile a ... in quanto entrambi...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
…and… differ in terms of...
... e... differiscono in termini di...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
The first…, by contrast, the second…
Il primo, a differenza del secondo termine di paragone...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
One of the main similarities/differences between… and… is that…
Una delle similitudini/differenze più evidenti fra ... e ... si riscontra...
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
One difference between… and… is that…, whereas…
Fra le altre, una delle differenze fra ... e ... è che...
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…
Si potrebbe dunque affermare che...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
It seems to me that…
Si potrebbe considerare valida l'ipotesi secondo la quale...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
In my opinion…
Secondo il mio punto di vista...
Used to give a personal opinion
From my point of view…
Da una prospettiva prettamente personale...
Used to give a personal opinion
I am of the opinion that…
Sono dell'idea che...
Used to give a personal opinion
I believe that there are several reasons. Firstly,… Secondly…
Ci sono numerose ragioni che inducono a ritenere ciò. Fra esse...
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
It is my belief that… because…
Ritengo di poter affermare con certezza che... in quanto...
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…
Spostando l'attenzione verso...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
It is now clear that… . Let us turn our attention to…
Avendo confermato questo punto, è possibile ora concentrarsi su...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Moreover, one argument against this cannot be ignored: …
È, inoltre, necessario prendere in considerazione una fondamentale argomentazione contro...
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
Admittedly…, but…
Pur ammettendo che..., non bisogna dimenticarsi che...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
It is true that…, yet the fact remains that…
Pur essendo vero che..., rimane aperta la domanda se sia...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Granted, …, nevertheless…
Posto che..., non bisogna dimenticarsi che...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
On the contrary, …
Al contrario...
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
On the one hand…
Da un lato...
Used to introduce one side of an argument
On the other hand…
Dall'altro...
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
In spite of…
A dispetto di...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Despite the fact that…
Nonostante si ritenga che...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Scientifically/Historically speaking…
Scientificamente/Storicamente...
Used when referring to science or past events in history
Incidentally…
A tal proposito...
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
Furthermore…
Inoltre...
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level