emma asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 3 weeks ago

What’s the difference between these two phrases ?

“ what are you trying to say vs “what do you mean “

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  • Donna
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago

    What are you trying to say means what are you actually saying while what do you mean is part is something and they know what it is.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Trying to say is hinting.

    Meaning is the intent behind what you are saying.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Basically the same meaning. 

    Trying to get clarification. 

    What are you trying to say might mean you are speaking indirectly and they want you to be more straightforward. But in other sense it's the same thing as"What do you mean"

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