a formal and polite way to express your thoughts and feelings or to give reasons for why you have done something bad
Let me make myself clear. / I want to make myself clear.
said when you want to make yourself understood
To put it another way... / Let me put it another way.
said when you want to repeat an explanation in a simpler way
Let me spell it out for you.
an informal way to explain something clearly so that it is easier to understand
What I'm trying to say is...
said as an introduction to an explanation
That's not what I meant.
said when someone has misunderstood your explanation
You've got it (all) wrong.
said when someone has failed to understand you completely or to someone who is mistaken or misinformed
You're blowing this out of proportion.
said when someone is making a situation worse or treating something, such as a problem, more important than it really is
Do you understand what I'm saying?
a direct way of asking someone if they have understood your explanation
Do you know what I'm saying?
an informal way of asking someone if they understand you
Do I make myself clear?
usually said in an angry and frustrated manner to ask if your explanation has been understood
a way of asking someone if they are paying attention to you and what you're saying
a very casual way of asking if someone has understood what you said
What are you trying to say?
said to mean that the other person is speaking in a confusing manner and is not being understood
What's your point? / What's the point?
said to ask someone to speak more directly and concisely
said to mean you are confused and do not understand what was said
I'm not sure I understand.
said if you are not sure that your understanding is correct; implies slight understanding of the explanation but a need for confirmation
an indirect way of asking someone to repeat what they said
to stop talking nonsense; a vulgar way of telling someone to keep the conversation simple and only focus on the important and relevant stuff
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