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get it

get it

Date: Apr 14 2011

Themes: Music

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“Some people got it. Some people didn’t. The majority of people didn’t.”

- Rapper Ne-Yo on his album Libra Scale. (bet dot com)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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understand

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

When you take a risk and try something new, some people might not appreciate or understand it. But that’s their problem. They probably just don’t get it.

For an artist to stay fresh, he has to take risks. Ne-Yo tried something new with his album Libra Scale. The album is based on a movie script that Ne-Yo wrote. It tells a story about the choice between love and money, fame, and power. Ne-Yo says the album was inspired by comic books, science fiction, and Japanese animation.

Ne-Yo liked doing something different with Libra Scale, but he thinks some people didn’t get it. In fact, he says only a few people got what he was trying to do. The majority of people didn’t get it.

When you get something, you understand it. When someone asks, “Get my drift?” they mean, “Do you understand what I’m saying?” If someone gets you, he understands you and feels sympathetic toward you. It’s important for everyone to feel like other people get them. Even famous rappers like Ne-Yo want to be understood.

Who gets you the best? Have you ever taken a risk that other people didn’t get?

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Oh, now I get it. In English, the subject comes before the verb.”

“Don’t you get it? He’s just doesn’t like you.”

“I don’t get it. Why would Dale move to Alaska?”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

kris2liss understand
by kris2liss
understand
by Bitten by an Arab bug
Ali Imran it means that some people understood it or liked it.
by Ali Imran
Understand something or somebody.
by Vina Novalina
cubi1604 It means "understand; get the idea of something"
by cubi1604
kiri10 some people understand it.
by kiri10

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Psym

Psym

China

My other half gets me the best, that’s why we complete each other.

03:48 AM Jan 03 2016 |

chueng

Indonesia

it's mean we  express our feeling by saying "i get it" on something that we understan…

11:47 PM Apr 18 2011 |

trailo_hathanh

Viet Nam

Yes, sometime I fell my friend did not get me at all. It is the hard time to do not get your friend of your life. 

But if you or your friend of your life get it a lot are also problems.

09:44 PM Apr 17 2011 |

anahid goddess

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

What ???!!!    :D   Yes I had it but a few people got it      :(

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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05:26 PM Apr 16 2011 |

Klodija

Klodija

Ukraine

I get it)

08:21 AM Apr 16 2011 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

UNDERSTOOD!Cool

12:55 PM Apr 14 2011 |

koxa

koxa

Ukraine

It's my casual phrase that I borrowed from a movie)

12:37 PM Apr 14 2011 |

barbeque

barbeque

Hungary

I gets you now :)

12:22 PM Apr 14 2011 |

Leela2211

Leela2211

Russian Federation

Enjoy this music I really love it!!!!

11:16 AM Apr 14 2011 |

moses_santos

Brazil

Very useful!

11:06 AM Apr 14 2011 |

mavialem.com

Afghanistan

understanddddddddddddddd

www.mavialem.com

10:51 AM Apr 14 2011 |

angelo17841

Italy

ok! now i get it !!! 

in a first time i thought  that ''get it'' would  be referred only to an object  !! 

09:13 AM Apr 14 2011 |

thinkerbell

Philippines

to understand

10:14 PM Apr 13 2011 |

dragon66

China

Sure, understand; get the idea of something. And get good laptop battery on laptopbattery.jp 

08:19 PM Apr 13 2011 |

Whitney S

Whitney S

Colombia

As long as it is Ne-yo the one who talks to me, I always get it… Lol!

08:04 PM Apr 13 2011 |

Mianda

American Samoa

handsome boy! [url=http://customcollegeessays.com/research-papers.php]college paper[/url] I never see beauty like this! 

07:57 PM Apr 13 2011 |

alnoby

alnoby

Egypt

if you understand somebody you get him as you get something

05:25 PM Apr 13 2011 |

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