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2008.09.29(Review of 2001.07.02 edition)

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When You Don't Understand   理解できないときの表現


  • Here are some useful expressions to use when you don't understand what a person is saying:

    Would you mind saying that again?

    Would you mind speaking more slowly?

    What does (that) mean? *

    I'm sorry, but I don't understand.

    * The word “that” (in parentheses) can be replaced with the word or phrase you don't understand.
    カッコ内の that は、分からない言葉やフレーズに置き換えることができます。

When You Don't Understand


  1. (on the phone with a bad connection)
    Would you mind saying that again? I couldn't hear you very well.
  2. Would you mind speaking more slowly? My English still isn't very good.
  3. a: You're such a considerate child.
    b: What does “considerate” mean?
  4. a: ... then veer left at the five-way intersection just after you merge onto Highway 79.
    b: I'm sorry, but I don't understand. Would you mind drawing me a map?