You use it in different situations to indicate several emotions or responses :
- It is the word everyone uses when someone just told you something and you literally can't come up with anything else to respond with. So you just say " I see " , sort of filling the gap of not responding at all :)
- When you hear something really nasty or something you just could have gone without hearing you commonly use the words
"I see" . So here you say that instead of being rude .
- A conversational response which indicates a level of understanding without necessarily indicating agreement with the statement. It essentially means "I acknowledge and understand what you are saying". ( Lupin's explanation )
- Also used when you have no idea what the other person has just said but definitely do NOT want them to clarify.
" We were at the MFS yesterday and Alex was there "
" I see " ( responding when you don't know what MFS is or who Alex is )
-The new Lol. Used when the user is too lazy, bored, lazy to give a proper reply to whatever you just said.It is used in real life and on instant messengers and games and more.