Casual Conversational English (Phrases and Sentences in Different Scenarios – Top 600+ Terms)/
Clarifications and Explanations

Clarifications and Explanations

Total: 20 words

Let me explain.

phrase

a formal and polite way to express your thoughts and feelings or to give reasons for why you have done something bad

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Let me make myself clear. / I want to make myself clear.

phrase

said when you want to make yourself understood

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To put it another way... / Let me put it another way.

phrase

said when you want to repeat an explanation in a simpler way

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Let me spell it out for you.

phrase

an informal way to explain something clearly so that it is easier to understand

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What I'm trying to say is...

phrase

said as an introduction to an explanation

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That's not what I meant.

phrase

said when someone has misunderstood your explanation

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You've got it (all) wrong.

phrase

said when someone has failed to understand you completely or to someone who is mistaken or misinformed

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You're blowing this out of proportion.

phrase

said when someone is making a situation worse or treating something, such as a problem, more important than it really is

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Do you understand what I'm saying?

phrase

a direct way of asking someone if they have understood your explanation

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Do you know what I'm saying?

phrase

an informal way of asking someone if they understand you

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Do I make myself clear?

phrase

usually said in an angry and frustrated manner to ask if your explanation has been understood

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Do you hear me?

phrase

a way of asking someone if they are paying attention to you and what you're saying

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Got it?

phrase

a very casual way of asking if someone has understood what you said

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What are you trying to say?

phrase

said to mean that the other person is speaking in a confusing manner and is not being understood

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What's your point? / What's the point?

phrase

said to ask someone to speak more directly and concisely

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I don't follow.

phrase

said to mean you are confused and do not understand what was said

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I'm not sure I understand.

phrase

said if you are not sure that your understanding is correct; implies slight understanding of the explanation but a need for confirmation

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I beg your pardon?

phrase

an indirect way of asking someone to repeat what they said

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Cut the crap.

phrase

to stop talking nonsense; a vulgar way of telling someone to keep the conversation simple and only focus on the important and relevant stuff

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Cut to the chase.

idiom

to skip to the most important part of what someone is talking about as to not waste time; another vulgar way of telling someone to get to the point

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