Site Feedback

Resolved questions
If teacher explain something to you and you don't understand that thing.. can i use this sentence

'I am not getting anything'
'I don't understand anything'
'I don't get anything'
Can i use these both sentences...Is that correct?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.



    Sort by:


    Best Answer - Chosen by Voting
    These are all correct. They make sense. I would say "I'm not getting it." Or "I don't get it." or "this is not making sense to me." I had a university professor who would often ask "get the idea?" So you could say "I don't get the idea" or "I'm having trouble grasping this concept/idea." If you want them to explain differently you may ask "Could you please, explain this another way?" or "Is there another way of looking at this?" You could also ask "Could you please repeat that, I had trouble getting it the first time?"

    The better way to ask is, " I am sorry, I cannot understand what you say, can you please explain in detail?"


    The best phrase to use would be,

    "I'm sorry, but I didn't understand." Then ask her/him to explain it again.

    This is your teacher, remember. Using colloquial speech may be a little too blunt, or even rude.

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

    Submit your answer

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.