Discussing and Negotiating


Quelques phrases utiles à mettre dans vos conversations et discussions:

Giving your opinion
I think that…
I feel that…
As far as I’m concerned…

Asking for someone’s opinion
Do you think that…?
What do you think about…?
Are you sure that…?

Giving reasons
Why do you think that…?
What makes you feel that…?

Defending one’s opinions
Yes, but what I really mean is…
What I’m trying to say is..
On the contrary, I…

Agreeing/supporting
Yes, that’s right
I think so, too.
Exactly.
I completely agree with you.
I feel that he is right.
That’s a good point

Disagreeing/contradicting
I don’t agree
I don’t think so
That’s not the point/question/problem

Saying something is right or wrong
True
That’s right/wrong
Absolutely

Certainty and uncertainty
I’m sure/certain that…
Definitely
There may be…
Perhaps…
…might…
I’m not so sure that…
…could be…
It’s not very likely

Interest or indifference
I’d like to know about…
…sounds interesting
Tell me more about…
I don’t care about
I’m not bothered about…

Preferences
I’d rather (je préférerais…)
I prefer… to…

Suggestions
What about…? (+verb ‘ing’ – going, seeing, doing etc)
Why don’t we…?
Let’s do it like this.

Expressing doubts
I’m not really sure about that.
I have some doubts about it.
I see your point, but…

Expressing understanding

I see.
Do you mean that…?
O.K.
All right.

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