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  1. vectra's Avatar
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    #1

    She understands me with first words.

    Hello,

    This is a line from a student's retelling:'She understands me with first words.'
    I see what the student wanted to say, but this way it is wrong.
    A word-for-word Russian translation would be - She understands me with half a word.
    I think the simplest way of saying this would be:'We understand each other without words.'
    But what about these expressions - 'she is quick on the uptake', 'she catches what I am about to say at once'?

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: She understands me with first words.

    Quote Originally Posted by vectra View Post
    She is quick on the uptake.
    That's general; it's not about her ability to understand you quickly.

    Quote Originally Posted by vectra View Post
    She catches gets what I am about to saying at once.
    I think this fits your context better.

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    Re: She understands me with first words.

    "She understands me straight away."
    Naturally, if she understands me without words, that's an entirely different meaning.

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