I explained something in English, for example about the history of my hometown, without any preparation. I’m not sure if they understood what I said or not.
In order to make sure, which sentence should I use? I think that “Do you understand it?” sounds very rude, because the problem is my English. How about “Did I make myself understood?” Does it make sense? Could you tell me the polite sentences I can use in these situations?
You might try:
Did that make sense?
Did I say that correctly?
Both of these statements put the focus on the correctness of your speech, rather than any implication of the listener’s inability to understand.
Your initial example of Did I make myself understood? is perfectly acceptable English and means what you want to say, but sounds a bit more formal. You’re probably better off with one of the first two sentences, but you’d be understood if you said that.
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