Say more. Not less.

“Do you speak Spanish?” “More or less”. You will hear people say that, and it means “I’m OK with Spanish” or “I can speak a little bit but I’m not confident”. “Did you enjoy your trip?” “More or less. Well, was it more or less?

You will hear English speakers use these type of expressions to describe something they like or dislike, but I think it’s very hard to understand what people mean.

Imagine if you asked me “do you like your assistant?” and I said, “more or less?” What would that acutally tell you?

I think my assistant would be offended.

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