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    Smile don't speak round about ?

    Hello~ Could you help me what will be the most natural way to say in this conversations?
    If possible would you let me know the expression that you usually use?
    I wish to know the most natural way.


    A: I don't like the way he is saying. He never speak strightaway, all the time speaks round about. (or speaks in circle)

    B: Neither, so sometime, I can't get the point what he is talking about.
    Makes me confused.


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    Re: don't speak round about ?

    Here is one possible alternative:

    A: I don't like the way he speaks. Nothing he says is ever straightforward. His ideas seem to go round in circles.

    We don't normally say that someone "speaks in circles". You could describe ideas as going round in circles (never going anywhere or reaching an understandable conculsion or point).

    B: Me neither. Sometimes I miss the point of what he is saying. He often confuses me.


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    Re: don't speak round about ?

    I do'nt like the way he speaks. He never says it straight. He talks in circles.

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    Exclamation Re: don't speak round about ?

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Could you help me what will be the most natural way to say in this conversations?
    If possible would you let me know the expression that you usually use?
    I wish to know the most natural way.


    A: I don't like the way he talks (is saying). He never speaks straight-forwrd (speak strightaway), all the time he likes to talk the round about way. (speaks round about. (or speaks in circle)

    B: (Neither, so sometime,) Very often I can't get to the point what he is talking about. The more I try to understand makes me confused.
    Delete words in brackets.

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