Various Uses of “See”
In English, “see” doesn’t just mean actually seeing something or watching something. There are other meanings of the word “see” which people often use in daily conversations. I will give examples of some of them.
1. “Oh, I see”This means that you understand something.
A: I can’t come on Mondays because I have work.
B: Oh, I see. [I understand now]
2. “You see, …”
This is the same as an interjection “well.”
A: Why can’t you come on Mondays?
B: You see, I have work on Mondays. [Well, I have work on Mondays]
3. “Can I see it/this?”
This is a question you can use to ask to hold/to touch something.
A: This flashlight is broken, I can’t fix it.
B: Can I see it? [asking to hold the flashlight]
A: Yeah, here! [giving the flashlight to B] Can you fix it?
4. “to see each other”
This is a phrase which means “to date each other other.” There are many phrases for dating, but this one is a nice, more formal (polite) version.
A: How long have you been seeing each other? [How long have you been dating?]
B: We’ve been together for three months.
These are the ones that come to my mind right now, but there probably are more. If I remember/find them, I will add them later.