Turkish | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

Broadly speaking, I agree with… because…
Genelde ... görüşüne katılırım çünkü ...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to agree with… because…
Biri ... konusuna katılmaya meyillidir çünkü ...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his/her point.
Demek istediğini anlıyorum.
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
I entirely agree that…
...'a tamamen katılıyorum.
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
I endorse wholeheartedly the opinion that…
... konusu hakkındaki görüşlere tüm kalbimle katılıyorum.
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
Genel olarak ...'ne katılmıyorum çünkü ...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
Kişi ...'a katılmamaya daha çok meyillidir çünkü ...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his point, but disagree with it entirely.
Onun demek istediğini anlıyorum ancak o görüşe kesinlikle katılmıyorum.
Used when you understand someone else's point of view, but you do not agree with it at all
I strongly disagree that…
... görüşüne kesinlikle katılmıyorum.
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
... fikrine kendimden emin olarak karşı çıkıyorum.
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

…and…are similar/different as regards to…
... için benzerlikler/farklılıklar ... ve ...
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
In contrast to…, …shows…
...'a karşılık ... gösterir ki ...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…by contrast with… is/are…
...'a karşın ...'daki ...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…is similar to… in respect of…
... bakımından ..., ...'a benzerlik gösterir.
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
…and… differ in terms of...
... ve ..., ... bakımından farklılık gösterir.
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
The first…, by contrast, the second…
Birinci ..., ikinci ...'dan farklı olarak ...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
One of the main similarities/differences between… and… is that…
... ve ... arasındaki en önemli benzerliklerden/farklardan biri de ...
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
One difference between… and… is that…, whereas…
... rağmen, ... ve ... arasındaki bir fark da ...
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…
Demek istediğim ...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
It seems to me that…
Bana öyle görünüyor ki ...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
In my opinion…
Bence ...
Used to give a personal opinion
From my point of view…
Benim bakış açıma göre ...
Used to give a personal opinion
I am of the opinion that…
... görüşündeyim.
Used to give a personal opinion
I believe that there are several reasons. Firstly,… Secondly…
Birçok sebep olduğuna inanıyorum. Bunlardan birincisi ..., ikinci olarak ...
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
It is my belief that… because…
İnancıma göre ... çünkü ...
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…
Biraz da ...'u analiz edelim/denetleyelim/araştıralım.
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
It is now clear that… . Let us turn our attention to…
... olduğu aşikardır. Şimdi de dikkatimizi ...'a verelim biraz.
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Moreover, one argument against this cannot be ignored: …
Daha fazlası, şu argümanı kimse hafife alamaz ki: ...
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
Admittedly…, but…
Kabul etmeliyim ki ..., ama ...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
It is true that…, yet the fact remains that…
... doğru ancak ... gerçeği hala korunuyor.
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Granted, …, nevertheless…
...'u kabul etmeliyim, yine de ...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
On the contrary, …
Ancak buna karşıt olarak ...
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
On the one hand…
Bir açıdan baktığımızda ...
Used to introduce one side of an argument
On the other hand…
Diğer açıdan baktığımızda ...
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
In spite of…
... olmasına rağmen
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Despite the fact that…
... gibi bir gerçeğe rağmen
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Scientifically/Historically speaking…
Bilimsel/tarihsel olarak konuşursak ...
Used when referring to science or past events in history
Incidentally…
Antiparantez ...
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
Furthermore…
Buna ilaveten ...
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level