DON´T GET ME WRONG! (B1+)

WHAT DOES THIS EXPRESSION MEAN?

Don’t get me wrong.  (informal)

The sentence “Don’t get me wrong” is highly idiomatic. It would be unusual to change it. It means “Please don’t  misunderstand me  (when I say what I’m about to say).”
Don’t get me wrong, I like Carol, I just think she has some irritating habits.
WHAT DO WE SAY IN SPANISH?
WHEN WE SPEAK WE OFTEN REFORMULATE WHAT WE SAY TO AVOID MISUNDERSTANDINGS; THAT IS TO SAY, WE REPEAT WHAT WE SAID OR HEARD  IN A DIFFERENT WAY TO CHECK THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY.
WHAT OTHER EXPRESSIONS DO YOU KNOW TO REFORMULATE YOUR IDEAS?
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Posted on November 29, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Don’t get me wrong – in Spanish we say : No es eso.. no te columpies !!

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    • “columpiarse” means to make a silly mistake and is similar to “put your foot in something”.
      Do you feel that it means the same?

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  2. Paz Cerveró de Beaumont

    Don’t get me wrong- I think in Spanish means: no me malinterpretes.

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  3. I think we could say in Spanish :No te confundas- no te equivoques- te estás equivocando, aunque ceo que son menos amistosos. No es el caso de la intención de la chica de la canción aunque parece un poco rarita.
    Other expressions to reformulate our ideas:
    What I actually…
    What I really means is…
    You doesn’t get what I’m saying
    I mean to say

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  4. After I have posted my commentary I knew that I have written it in Spanish. Sorry,I send you the translation :
    …I think they are less friendly. It isn’t the intention of the girl although she is a bit odd.

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  5. Well, at least ” I mean to say” it’s OK.
    Could be too: ” I meant to say “.
    (I hope it.)
    Lamentable! (Amazing ! , it’s like a Spanish word and isn’t a false friend.)

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