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2021.08.22 15:28

If you can't understand someone, don't say "What!?" as it is

too direct and can be impolite. Instead try "Pardon?" or "One more time please"
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  • lil 2021.08.22 15:31

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    Got!thx
  • 闹闹 2021.08.22 15:31

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    thanks
  • 我爱糖醋里脊 2021.08.22 15:32

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    Thanks,I have learned
  • ROVER SPARROW 2021.08.22 15:32

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    Haha,Chinese mode of thought,When We didn't realize it.We usaully said 什么(Means what)
  • Echo 2021.08.22 15:44

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    Got it 😄
  • ROVER SPARROW 2021.08.22 15:46

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    @ 毕竟我在中国长大
  • AnnJema 2021.08.22 15:48

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    Actually... it depends on the region. In Toronto, I hardly ever hear anyone say pardon or one more time please. In causal conversation, people tend to use “what?” more, or “excuse me “
  • Letícia 2021.08.22 15:51

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    Thanks!
  • IeltsMan 2021.08.22 15:56

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    Yup bro
  • Si 2021.08.22 15:57

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    @AnnJema excuse me is considered polite, "what" is fine if you're comfortable with the person but shouldn't be used for people you don't know well.
  • AnnJema 2021.08.22 15:58

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    @Si Yessssss
  • 爱斯基摩T 2021.08.22 16:15

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    I feel like “excuse me” is universal, but “pardon” is not as common in North America as it probably is in the UK. I’ve also noticed that, at least in the States, people sometimes say “say that again (please)?”. I’d have thought it was a bit too direct if not because I always hear people use it at work (especially in zoom meetings since the pandemic happened🤔)
  • 카리나 卡丽娜 2021.08.22 16:19

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