A veces, lo que entendemos es muy diferente a lo que nos están diciendo.
Vamos a ver algunos ejemplos:
He says: I hear what you say.
I understand: He accepts my point of view.
He was meaning: I disagree but I don´t want to discuss it further.
He says: Quite good.
I understand: Quite good.
He was meaning: A bit disappointing.
He says: Very interesting.
I undesrstand: He´s impressed.
He was meaning: That is clearly nonsence.
He says: That´s a very brave proposal.
I understand: He thinks I have courage.
He was meaning: You´re insane.
He says: That´s not bad.
I understand: That´s good.
He was meaning: That´s poor.
He says: I only have a few minor comments.
I understand: He has found a few typos.
He was meaning: Please re-write completely.
A nice link : Voices in the dark (audio books and stories read aloud)