English | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

Általában beszélve egyetértek vele, mert...
Broadly speaking, I agree with… because…
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
Hajlamos egyetértésre a ....-val/vel, mert....
One is very much inclined to agree with… because…
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
Értem, amit mond.
I can see his/her point.
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
Teljes mértékben egyetértek azzal, hogy...
I entirely agree that…
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
Teljes szívvel egyetértek azzal a véleménnyel, hogy....
I endorse wholeheartedly the opinion that…
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

Általánosan nem értek vele egyet, mert....
Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
Nem hajlandó egyetérteni, mert....
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
Értem amit mond, de nem értek vele teljes mértékben egyet.
I can see his point, but disagree with it entirely.
Used when you understand someone else's point of view, but you do not agree with it at all
Határozottan nem értek vele egyet, mert....
I strongly disagree that…
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
Határozottan ellenzem az ötletet, hogy...
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

.... és ..... hasonlóak/különbözőek abból a szempontból, hogy....
…and…are similar/different as regards to…
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
Elllentétben .....-val/vel, .....mutatja, hogy.....
In contrast to…, …shows…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
....-val/vel ellentétben, a .......
…by contrast with… is/are…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
....hasonló ....-hoz/höz abból a szempontból, hogy...
…is similar to… in respect of…
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
... és .... eltérnek abból a szempontból, hogy ...
…and… differ in terms of...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
Az első ... a másodikkal .... ellentétben
The first…, by contrast, the second…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
Az egyik legnagyobb hasonlóság/eltérés .... és .... között az, hogy ...
One of the main similarities/differences between… and… is that…
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
Eltérés ... és ... között, hogy ...., mivel ...
One difference between… and… is that…, whereas…
Used to highlight a difference between two things, can be the start of a long list of differences

Main Body - Opinions

Azt mondanám, hogy ...
I would say that…
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
Nekem úgy tűnik, hogy ...
It seems to me that…
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
Véleményem szerint ...
In my opinion…
Used to give a personal opinion
Véleményem szerint ...
From my point of view…
Used to give a personal opinion
Azon a véleményen vagyok, hogy ...
I am of the opinion that…
Used to give a personal opinion
Úgy hiszem, hogy számos érv szól mellette. Először is, .... . Másodszor ....
I believe that there are several reasons. Firstly,… Secondly…
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
Én abban hiszek, hogy ..., mivel ....
It is my belief that… because…
Used to give a personal opinion that you are sure of and an explanation of said opinion

Main Body - Connecting Elements

Most pedig elemezzük/térjünk át/vizsgáljuk meg a ....
Let us now analyze/turn to/examine…
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Most már egyértelmű, hogy ... . Tehát fordítsuk a figyelmet a ...
It is now clear that… . Let us turn our attention to…
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Ezen felül, egy ezzel szembeni érvet nem lehet figyelmen kívül hagyni: ....
Moreover, one argument against this cannot be ignored: …
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
Hozzátéve ...., de ....
Admittedly…, but…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Az igaz, hogy..., de az a tény marad, hogy ...
It is true that…, yet the fact remains that…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Adott, hogy ...., mindazonáltal ...
Granted, …, nevertheless…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Ezzel ellentétben ....
On the contrary, …
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
Másrészt viszont ....
On the one hand…
Used to introduce one side of an argument
Másrészt ...
On the other hand…
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
Ellentében a ....-val/vel, a ....
In spite of…
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Azzal a ténnyel ellentétben, hogy ...
Despite the fact that…
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Tudományosan/történelmileg ...
Scientifically/Historically speaking…
Used when referring to science or past events in history
Mellékesen....
Incidentally…
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
Továbbá ....
Furthermore…
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level