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    Tapies is offline Junior Member
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    make oneself understood

    Hi,

    You can speak French and you can speak to French people and understand them in French.
    So, can I say: You can make yourself understood in French. ? Is this correct?

    Couldn't be this expressed by a shorter way?
    (Couldn't be this expressed shorter way? - sounds to me better; ?)


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    P.S. Will you please point out to any mistake I have made in this message? Thank you.

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    Re: make oneself understood

    [Not a teacher]

    I see no error.

    Let me make myself understood/clear...

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    Re: make oneself understood

    Quote Originally Posted by Tapies View Post
    Couldn't be this expressed by a shorter way?
    (Couldn't be this expressed shorter way? - sounds to me better; ?)
    Couldn't this be expressed in a shorter way?
    (Couldn't we put this more simply?)

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    Re: make oneself understood

    You can also say you "get by in French" which means the same thing as se faire comprendre.

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