I underetood your mean mitakenly

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Hello all,
If I want tell someone that I understood your mean mistakenly, How do I say?
which one is correct?
1. I understood your mean mistakenly.
2. I understood you mistakenly.
3. I misunderstood your mean.
4. I misunderstood you.
 

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I misunderstood you/your meaning.

Note: the 'you' above is not followed by 'meaning'.
 
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I misunderstood what you meant.
 

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I consider 'your mean' ungrammatical.
 

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'You' does not work in that sentence.
In my post #2, I meant 'I misunderstood you' and 'I misunderstood your meaning' but not 'I misunderstood you meaning'.
 

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'Your' should be followed by 'meaning', a noun, rather than 'mean', a verb.
 

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'Your' should be followed by 'meaning', a noun, rather than 'mean', a verb.
I am confuse, are "I understood your meaning" and "I understood you" correct?
 

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The word "mean" can be a noun, but that has a completely different meaning. It can also be an adjective, by the way!

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