French | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

En términos generales, coincido con X porque...
D'une façon générale, je suis d'accord avec... parce que...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
Uno tiende a concordar con X ya que...
On pourrait facilement tomber d'accord avec... parce que...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
Comprendo su planteamiento...
Je comprends son point de vue.
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
Coincido totalmente en que...
Je suis entièrement d'accord que...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
Respaldo completamente la idea de que...
Je cautionne entièrement l'idée que...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

En términos generales, no concuerdo con X ya que...
D'une façon générale, je ne suis pas d'accord avec... parce que...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
Tiendo a diferir en gran medida de X debido a que...
On pourrait facilement tomber en désaccord avec... parce que...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
Entiendo su planteamiento, pero difiero completamente.
Je peux l'entendre, mais je ne suis pas d'accord avec ce point de vue.
Used when you understand someone else's point of view, but you do not agree with it at all
Difiero completamente en relación a...
Je ne suis pas du tout d'accord avec...
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
Me opongo firmemente a la idea de que...
Je suis fermement opposé à l'idée que...
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

... y... son similares/diferentes en cuanto a...
...and... sont similaires/différents au regard de...
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
En contraste con..., ... muestra...
En opposition avec..., ...montre...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
... en contraste con... es/son...
..., par contraste avec..., est/sont...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
... es similar a... en lo referente a...
...est similaire à... en ce qui concerne...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
... y... difieren en relación a...
...et... diffèrent en termes de...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
El primero/La primera..., en contraste, el segundo/la segunda...
Le premier..., a contrario, le second...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
Una de las principales similitudes/diferencias entre... y... es que...
Une des principales similarités/différences entre... et... est que...
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
Una de las diferencias entre... y... es que... mientras que...
Une différence entre...et... est que..., tandis que...
Used to highlight a difference between two things, can be the start of a long list of differences

Main Body - Opinions

Podría decir que...
Je dirais que...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
A mi parecer...
Il me semble que...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
En mi opinión...
À mon sens...
Used to give a personal opinion
Desde mi punto de vista...
Selon mon point de vue...
Used to give a personal opinion
Soy de la opinión de que...
Je suis d'opinion que...
Used to give a personal opinion
Considero que existen varias razones, en primer lugar,... en segundo lugar,...
Je crois qu'il y a plusieurs raisons. Premièrement,... Deuxièmement...
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
A mi parecer... debido a que...
Je suis persuadé intimement que... parce que...
Used to give a personal opinion that you are sure of and an explanation of said opinion

Main Body - Connecting Elements

Ahora analicemos/enfoquémonos en/revisemos...
Analysons/tournons-nous vers/examinons...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
No queda claro si... . Enfoquemos nuestra atención en...
Il est désormais clair que... . Tournons notre attention sur...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Adicionalmente, no se puede ignorar la idea de que...
De plus, on ne peut pas ignorer ce contre-argument : ...
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
Es cierto que..., pero...
De l'avis général..., mais...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Es cierto que..., pero los hechos demuestran que...
Il est vrai que..., il n'en demeure pourtant pas moins que...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Se acepta la idea de que..., sin embargo...,
Il va de soi que..., cependant...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Por el contrario,...
Au contraire, ...
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
Por una parte...
D'un coté...
Used to introduce one side of an argument
Por otra parte...
D'un autre côté...
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
A pesar de...
En dépit de...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
A pesar de que...
En dépit du fait que...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Desde el punto de vista científico / histórico...
Scientifiquement/Historiquement parlant...
Used when referring to science or past events in history
Cabe acotar...
À propos de...
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
Además,...
En outre...
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level