Lesson 94

OTHER WAYS TO SAY – ‘I don’t understand.’


When you have difficulties about understanding – it is usual, and you shouldn’t be afraid of that. It is a common experience for native speakers, too.

People don’t always express their ideas clearly. It’s not always about your English level.


  • I’m sorry. I don’t get it.
  • I didn’t quite catch that.
  • Sorry, I don’t follow, would you mind rephrasing the question?
  • Pardon?
  • I’m sorry. I missed that.
  • Sorry, could you repeat that?


So, if you need some clarification for what you just heard, you can use phrases like:


  • So just to confirm I understood…
  • If I understand correctly, you saying that…
  • Could you please be more specific?
  • Sorry, what did you mean by that?

*‘What do you mean?’ is quite a direct question so it will sound impolite.


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