How do you make yourself understood? Sometimes I overhear a conversation where someone is clearly having difficulty understanding. After you get the message that, you have not been understood simply repeating, the message is not your best option. Reasons for not being understood can be varied. For instance, dropping the endings of words in English can cause a great deal of confusion. “Fine” and “find” are only different by one letter in the final position. Clearly articulating the end of words can increase your intelligibility.