Key Word – Mean

Practically speaking

  1. I don’t mean to sound rude. (it’s not my intention)
  2. I mean, … it’s just that … (I’m actually saying)
  3. You mean I’m not smart enough? (in other words)
  4. It just seems a bit mean … (a little ungenerous)
  5. You haven’t told us what these figures actually mean. (signify)

In-Company English Lessons with Native British Teachers