Meaning of 似懂非懂

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dǒng fēi dǒng
to not really understand; to half-understand
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Antonyms: 了如指掌
Example Sentences
The child not fully understand nod.
When I just went to school, mother often said to me: "you must study hard. " At that time, I nodded but I didn't really understand.
I thought he didn't catch it, although he seemed to have understood, but he said that he had understood completely.
I find him able to convince the listener of his point of view. When addressing a gathering of junior students, he is able to simplify his expression to ensure that he is unequivocal.
Pressed us to her with the serious way she read, to shove us away at just the moment, like dimwits , we seemed about to understand.