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Oleg Zheleznov
Using "I see" Can I use "I see" in meaning as "I understand you"?
Apr 19, 2018 12:02 PM
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Yes, you can.

Maybe more like 'I understand it'.

April 19, 2018
No, I think Pasha is closer to getting it right. I’m a native English speaker, and I say and hear „I see“ all the time and it can mean „I understand“ but frequently doesn’t. So, you need to learn the nuances of the word. It’s far more nuanced that a simple „I understand.“ In addition to meaning „I understand“ in just the „I comprehend“ sense it means „Oh wow. I didn’t know that!“ If someone just said his friend won one  million dollars at the lotto you might say, „I see. That’s fantastic. Lucky him.“ You see, it’s not just that banal „I understood your words“ concept. 
April 27, 2018
Interestig question. I am learning English and when I talk to people who also learn this language and I answer "I see" in meaning as "I understand". They often ask "what you see there?", not in meaning as "what you understad?".  
April 19, 2018

These are some common things you'll hear when talking to someone in English. They're pretty much interchangeable, and they all mean "I understood."

"I see."

"Got it."

"Gotcha." 

My friends always type "i c" instead of "I see" when texting (on Whatsapp).

April 27, 2018
Maybe I wrong but I think it is more relavant  to " I see your point of view" and is not relevant to " I understand quantum  mechanics".
April 19, 2018
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Oleg Zheleznov
Language Skills
English, French, Russian
Learning Language
English