50 French Expressions for Disagreement and Agreement


September 12, 2014

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Level: Intermediate

Reading time: 3 minutes

French people love to argue or debate so having these little words and expressions can come in handy.

These french connectors will help you:

– Gain time to elaborate your next sentence or idea.

– Make the conversation without any empty silence.

– Avoid the syndrome “Did you understand me?” since you will react faster.

– Sound more sophisticated.

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To express agreement

One hundred percentà cent pour cent
Without questionsans aucun doute / sans nul doute / Incontestablement
Exactly / Exactly rightexactement !
Most certainlytrès certainement
Without a doubtsans doute
In no caseen aucun cas
That isn't true at allce n'est pas du tout vrai
That is an exaggerationc'est exagéré
In principle that is true, but ...c'est vrai en principe, mais
Admittedly that is true, but ...admettons que ce soit vrai, mais...
That's one way to say itc'est une des façons de le dire
Only up to a certain pointseulement jusqu'à un certain point
Certainly, why not?certainement, pourquoi pas ?
We agreed that ...nous avons convenu que...
I absolutely agree …je suis totalement d'accord...
It is up to you whether ...ça dépend de toi si...
I completely agree with you, but …je suis complètement d'accord avec toi, mais...
That would be a good ideaça serait une bonne idée
That’s an interesting thoughtc'est une idée intéressante
I fully agree with youje suis complètement d'accord avec toi
Yes, I simply must agreeoui, je dois bien le reconnaître
I am glad to hear itje suis heureux de l'entendre
I am of the same opinionje suis du même avis

To express disagreement

Sorry, but I can’t agree with thatdésolé(e) mais je ne peux pas être d'accord avec ça
I am of a different opinion, because …j'ai un avis différent, car... / je suis d'un autre avis car
I understand your point butje comprends ce que tu veux dire mais
I can’t agree at allje ne peux pas être d'accord du tout
I can agree, provided that …je peux être d'accord, pourvu que...
We’ll do it only on the condition that …on le fera à condition que...
The only provision is that ...la seule condition est que...
I agree under the condition that ...je suis d'accord à condition que...
I would agree provided that ...je serais d'accord si...
I agree with that, provided that ...je suis d'accord avec ça, pourvu que...
I can agree to that with the provision that ...je peux être d'accord avec ça à condition que...
Provided that ...pourvu que...
I don’t like to complain, but ...je n'aime pas me plaindre mais...
Unfortunately, I am not at all satisfied with ...Malheureusement, je ne suis pas du tout satisfait de...
I am of the same opinion as youje suis du même avis que toi
I am against itje suis contre
Under no circumstancesen aucune circonstance
On no accounten aucun cas
Perhaps there is something in thatpeut-être y a-t-il quelque chose dans ça
Don't be upset, but …ne t'énerve pas mais
It was a slip of the tonguec'était un lapsus
I said it that way by mistakeje n'aurais pas dû le dire de cette manière
I am sorry but …je suis désolé(e) mais...
I am afraid to say that …Je dois malheureusement dire que
I am afraid that …j'ai peur que...
I hope you won’t be offended if ...j'espère que tu ne le prendras pas mal si...
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Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Instagram

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