Russian | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

Broadly speaking, I agree with… because…
Согласие
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to agree with… because…
Кто-либо склонен согласиться с..., потому что...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his/her point.
Я понимаю его/ее точку зрения.
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
I entirely agree that…
Я полностью согласен, что...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
I endorse wholeheartedly the opinion that…
Я всецело поддерживаю мнение, что...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
В ообще говоря, я не согласен с ..., потому что...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
Кто-либо склонен не соглашаться с.., потому что...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his point, but disagree with it entirely.
Я понимаю эту точку зрения, но несогласен с ней
Used when you understand someone else's point of view, but you do not agree with it at all
I strongly disagree that…
Я совершенно не соголасен с...
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
Я совершенно не разделяю идею, что...
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

…and…are similar/different as regards to…
и... подобны/различаются, если обратить внимание на...
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
In contrast to…, …shows…
И наоборот, ... показывает...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…by contrast with… is/are…
В отличие от...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…is similar to… in respect of…
... похоже на ..., если принять во внимание...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
…and… differ in terms of...
... и ... различаются в понимании ...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
The first…, by contrast, the second…
Первое...., второе, напротив, ...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
One of the main similarities/differences between… and… is that…
Одно из сходств/различий между ... и ... то, что...
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
One difference between… and… is that…, whereas…
Одно из различий между ... и ..., однако...
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…
Я бы предположил, что...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
It seems to me that…
Мне кажется, что...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
In my opinion…
Я считаю, что...
Used to give a personal opinion
From my point of view…
По моему мнению...
Used to give a personal opinion
I am of the opinion that…
Я придерживаюсь мнения, что...
Used to give a personal opinion
I believe that there are several reasons. Firstly,… Secondly…
Я думаю, что существуют различные причины этого. Во-первых..., во-вторых...
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
It is my belief that… because…
Я полагаю, что...
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…
А теперь давайте проанализируем/вернемся к.../рассмотрим...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
It is now clear that… . Let us turn our attention to…
Неясно,что... Я прошу вас обратить внимание на...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Moreover, one argument against this cannot be ignored: …
Нельзя не заметить, что ...
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
Admittedly…, but…
Согласен.., но...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
It is true that…, yet the fact remains that…
Действительно..., и все же ... остается фактом
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Granted, …, nevertheless…
Согласен,... , и тем неменее
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
On the contrary, …
Напротив,...
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
On the one hand…
С одной стороны
Used to introduce one side of an argument
On the other hand…
С другой стороны...
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
In spite of…
Несмотря на
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Despite the fact that…
Хотя...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Scientifically/Historically speaking…
Говоря научным языком...
Used when referring to science or past events in history
Incidentally…
Между прочим...
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
Furthermore…
Более того...
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level