Get ready to discover everything you have to know about the basic phrase “Tu vois ce que je veux dire”.
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It literally means:
Use it as a question when you want to be sure that there is no misunderstanding and that the other person understood clearly what you said/meant.
But you can also use it as an affirmation, if you think you don’t have to finish your sentence to make the other person understand what you have in mind.
Example 1: you are trying to explain to your mother how the internet works. But she seems confused and you want to be sure she is still following your explanations, so you ask: “Tu vois ce que je veux dire?“. (You understood what I said?)
Example 2: you are talking with a good friend about someone that you both don’t appreciate like: “Elle est tellement… tu vois ce que je veux dire…” (She is so… you know what I mean…)
If you feel that you don’t even have to say anything to be understood, you can use “Tu penses à ce que je pense ?” (Are you thinking about what I am thinking?)
You can use it with people you have a strong complicity with, typically a lover/best friend/etc.