Expressions for Agreeing and Disagreeing

Masing-masing kita pasti punya pendapat dan ide berliannya masing-masing, ya. Alasannya karena setiap orang mempunyai pemikirannya tersendiri, baik itu sama atau berbeda dengan orang lain. Oleh karena dari itu, saat kita mempunyai ide atau pendapat, kita perlu mendiskusikan dengan yang lain. Apakah mereka setuju atau tidak dengan pendapat kita. Nah, dalam bahasa Inggris, hal ini disebut dengan “agreement” untuk persetujuan dan “disagreement” untuk ketidaksetujuan, atau kita bisa menyebutnya dengan expressions for agreeing and disagreeing.

Agar kamu bisa lebih memahami bagaimana cara mengungkapkan expressions for agreeing and disagreeing dengan jelas, artikel ini bakal kasih beberapa contoh singkatnya. So, langsung aja yuk disimak!

Expressing Agreement

  • I know
  • Great idea.
  • Fine with me.
  • That’s right!
  • Me too!
  • Yes, I agree!
  • I totally agree!
  • I couldn’t agree more!
  • I see exactly what you mean!
  • You’re right. That’s a good point.
  • I agree with you 100 percent.
  • That’s so true.
  • That’s for sure.
  • (slang) Tell me about it!
  • You’re absolutely right.
  • Absolutely.
  • Definitely.
  • I agree with you entirely.
  • You can say that again.
  • That’s exactly how I feel.
  • Exactly.
  • I also think so.
  • I’m afraid I agree with James.
  • I have to side with Dad on this one.
  • No doubt about it.
  • (agree with negative statement) Me neither.
  • (weak) I suppose so./I guess so.
  • You have a point there.
  • I was just going to say that.
  • I certainly agree with you
  • I fully support the idea
  • You can say that again
  • You’re telling me!

For example:

Do you think learning English is very important? (Apakah menurut Anda belajar bahasa Inggris itu sangat penting?)

Absolutely!

Do you believe that honesty is the best policy? (Apakah Anda percaya bahwa kejujuran adalah kebijakan terbaik?)

Definitely!

Will you buy this dress if you have extra cash? (Apakah Anda akan membeli gaun ini jika Anda memiliki uang lebih?)

Of course!

The sky is cloudy. I think we better bring umbrellas to avoid getting wet if the rain falls. Langit berawan. (Saya pikir lebih baik kita membawa payung agar tidak basah jika hujan turun.)

I also think so.

She better study hard if she wants to pass the test. (Dia lebih baik belajar dengan giat jika dia ingin lulus ujian.)

I also think so.

He’s been sick for two days now. I don’t think he’ll make it today. (Sudah dua hari ini dia sakit. Saya tidak berpikir dia akan berhasil hari ini.)

I agree with you entirely.

To be happy and positive always, we must focus on things we can control and not on what we can’t. (Untuk selalu bahagia dan positif, kita harus fokus pada hal-hal yang dapat kita kendalikan dan bukan pada apa yang tidak bisa kita kendalikan.)

You can say that again!

Going to the gym always keeps me energized and alive all the time. (Pergi ke gym selalu membuat saya berenergi dan hidup sepanjang waktu.)

That’s so true! It makes me energized and alive too!

I prefer sleeping to going to the club one weekend. (Saya lebih suka tidur daripada pergi ke klub saat akhir pekan.)

That’s so true! Sleeping is way better than going to the club one weekend.

It was freezing yesterday! (Dingin sekali kemarin!)

I was just going to say that!

They all admire Beyonce’s dancing talent. (Mereka semua mengagumi bakat menari Beyonce.)

I was just going to say that!

I think learning classes online even once a day is better than not doing anything at all. (Saya pikir belajar kelas online bahkan sekali sehari lebih baik daripada tidak melakukan apa-apa.)

You have a point there!

You look fatter than before. I think you should start dieting and do exercise daily. Anda terlihat lebih gemuk dari sebelumnya. (Saya pikir Anda harus mulai berdiet dan berolahraga setiap hari.)

You have a point there. I look like a pig and I’m getting worried about my size now.

The COVID-19 pandemic is really affecting businesses globally. (Pandemi COVID-19 benar-benar mempengaruhi bisnis secara global.)

Tell me about it!

I wish I could find a job that pays a higher salary and start my dream business. (Saya berharap saya dapat menemukan pekerjaan dengan gaji yang lebih tinggi dan memulai bisnis impian saya.)

Tell me about it!

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Expressing Disagreement

  • I don’t agree!
  • Absolutely not!
  • That’s not right!
  • I’m not sure about that.
  • I don’t think so.
  • (strong) No way.
  • I’m afraid I disagree.
  • (strong) I totally disagree.
  • I beg to differ.
  • (strong) I’d say the exact opposite.
  • Not necessarily.
  • That’s not always true.
  • That’s not entirely true.
  • That’s not always the case.
  • No, I’m not so sure about that.
  • As a matter of fact, I don’t think that’s correct.
  • You can’t be serious!

For example:

Lady Gaga is the best performer of all time. (Lady Gaga adalah penampil terbaik sepanjang masa.)

I beg to differ. While Lady Gaga is a brilliant performer, Madonna and Michael Jackson are also fantastic. Just saying.

English is a more difficult language than Chinese. (Bahasa Inggris adalah bahasa yang lebih sulit daripada bahasa Cina.)

I beg to differ. English is difficult but I guess Chinese is the most difficult of all the languages.

My friend can finish 5 kilograms of meat in just one meal! (Teman saya bisa menghabiskan 5 kilogram daging hanya dalam sekali makan!)

No way!

I bought this jewelry for only $20. Saya membeli perhiasan ini hanya dengan $20.                                                               

No way!

We should retrench some staff since we don’t need such a workforce this time. (Kami harus mengurangi beberapa staf karena kami tidak membutuhkan tenaga kerja seperti itu saat ini.)

To be honest, I don’t agree with that. I think we better keep them and let them do other necessary staff for us to get things done efficiently.

Cats are more adorable pets than dogs. (Kucing adalah hewan peliharaan yang lebih menggemaskan daripada anjing.)

To be honest, I don’t agree with that. I know cats are cute but dogs are cuter and more respectful pets than cats.

Drinking tea every morning is the best way to stay healthy. (Minum teh setiap pagi adalah cara terbaik untuk tetap sehat.)

That’s not entirely true. You must also do exercise and have a healthy breakfast.

Celebrities and other rich people are the happiest people. (Selebriti dan orang kaya lainnya adalah orang yang paling bahagia.)

That’s not always true. In fact, they have the darkest and hardest lives of normal people.

Oke, sekian dulu pembahasan kita pada kesempatan kali ini ya. Semoga artikel diatas bermanfaat untuk semua dan nantikan artikel-artikel bermanfaat lainnya dari Homie English ya…

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#1. Other ways to say “Yes, I agree!”

#2. Other ways to say “Exactly.”

#3. Other ways to say “Absolutely.”

#4. Other ways to say “I don't think so.”

#5. Other ways to say “Absolutely not!”

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References:

https://www.englishclub.com/speaking/agreeing-disagreeing-expressions.htm
https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/exams/speaking-exams/agreeing-disagreeing
https://qqeng.net/Learning/agreeing-and-disagreeing-in-english-useful-expressions-you-must-learn/
https://www.ruangguru.com/blog/cara-mengungkapkan-agreement-dan-disagreement

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