U is for understand

I understand. — Empathy, part 2: an effective active-listening phrase when you don’t really want to listen to somebody (“too much information”), but don’t want to sound rude. Laughs c/o sitcom Two and a Half Men, 1st season, 7th episode.

I put together tips and a language exercise on active listening here.

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

2 thoughts on “U is for understand”

  1. So funny! and I love the “too much information” expression! I find it very funny too. I think I’m going to look for two and a half men on a DVD! Thanks!

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