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    I am given to understand (Sheldon)

    In 'The Big Bang Theory' Sheldon very often uses this phrase: I am given to understand that....

    Can some one explain to me the meaning of it?

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    Мне дают понять, что...
    Я так думаю.

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    The following mean roughly the same thing:

    It's been made clear to me...
    The facts that I have taken part of, indicate that.....
    People have said to me..



    It's an unusual and a bit old-fashioned expression. Personally I don't think I have ever said or written that.
    It would be interesting to hear if anyone else uses this expression!

    Good question though!

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