English | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

În linii mari sunt de acord cu...deoarece...
Broadly speaking, I agree with… because…
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
Cineva este de acord cu...deoarece...
One is very much inclined to agree with… because…
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
Înţeleg punctul său de vedere.
I can see his/her point.
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
Sunt în totalitate de acord că...
I entirely agree that…
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
Îmbraţisez cu căldură ideea conform căreia...
I endorse wholeheartedly the opinion that…
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

În linii mari dezaprob cele afirmate de...deoarece...
Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
Tendinţa generală este de a nu fi de acord cu...deoarece...
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
Înţeleg punctul său de vedere însă îl dezaprob în totalitate.
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
Dezaprob total afirmaţia conform căreia...
I strongly disagree that…
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
Mă opun total ideii conform căreia...
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

...şi...prezintă similarităţi/diferenţe în ceea ce priveşte...
…and…are similar/different as regards to…
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
Spre deosebire de...,...se dovedeşte că...
In contrast to…, …shows…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
...în opoziţie cu...este/sunt...
…by contrast with… is/are…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
...este similar cu...în ceea ce priveşte...
…is similar to… in respect of…
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
...şi...diferă în ceea ce priveşte...
…and… differ in terms of...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
Primul/prima..., spre deosebire de acesta/aceasta, cel de-al doilea/cea de-a doua...
The first…, by contrast, the second…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
Una dintre principalele similarităţi/diferenţe între...şi...este că...
One of the main similarities/differences between… and… is that…
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
Una dintre diferenţele între...şi...este că..., spre deosebire de...
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

Aş putea spune că...
I would say that…
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
Impresia mea este că...
It seems to me that…
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
După părerea mea,...
In my opinion…
Used to give a personal opinion
Din punctul meu de vedere...
From my point of view…
Used to give a personal opinion
Sunt de părere că...
I am of the opinion that…
Used to give a personal opinion
Consider că există motive diverse. În primul rând..., în cel de-al doilea rând...
I believe that there are several reasons. Firstly,… Secondly…
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
Convingerea mea este că... deoarece...
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

Să analizăm acum/ne întoarcem la/examinăm...
Let us now analyze/turn to/examine…
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Am clarificat faptul că... . Acum să ne întreptăm atenţia asupra...
It is now clear that… . Let us turn our attention to…
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Mai mult decât atât, un argument împotriva acestui lucru nu poate fi ignorat:...
Moreover, one argument against this cannot be ignored: …
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
Admitem faptul că..., dar...
Admittedly…, but…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Este adevărat că..., dar cu toate acestea problema rămâne faptul că...
It is true that…, yet the fact remains that…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Se admite faptul că..., însă...
Granted, …, nevertheless…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Din contră,...
On the contrary, …
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
Pe de o parte...
On the one hand…
Used to introduce one side of an argument
Pe de altă parte...
On the other hand…
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
Contrar...
In spite of…
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
În ciuda faptului că...
Despite the fact that…
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Din punct de vedere ştiinţific/istoric...
Scientifically/Historically speaking…
Used when referring to science or past events in history
Întâmplător...
Incidentally…
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
Mai mult decât atât...
Furthermore…
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level