I don't get it.

"I don't get it" is a way of saying "I don't understand." You say this when you don't understand something like:

  • a joke
  • an explanation
  • why a character in a movie acted in a certain way

You probably wouldn't say "I don't get it" if you don't understand things like:

  • what someone said (meaning the words, not the content)
  • an entire subject, such as Physics
  • something that's never been explained to you, and that you haven't even tried to understand

"I don't get it" is more casual than "I don't understand."

This phrase appears in these lessons: