Are You Not Able To Describe Something?

BT- Reading post for section VII

Is there a word for: “I don’t know how to describe this because I don’t have the right words. How exactly should I explain this?” That would be helpful. Have you ever not been able to describe something? Not able to find the right word? You aren’t alone. I usually have that problem when I’m trying to describe something and the words just don’t come out right.

The interesting thing is that in America, with English, our language and our “drama” usually grow at about the same time, then reach a decline, (for the most part,) after we leave high school. Because of this, it’s hard to know wether we need more specific words to describe things because as we grow our brain is able to handle more complex feelings, or if it’s that when we grow we learn more vocabulary so we are able to describe things in more specific ways.

Improving vocabulary is something we should always aim to do because it ensures that we’ll be able to describe things that happened, (share events,) and share feelings/emotions clearly. While talking to my mom, who has a MA in “Early Childhood Development,” I confirmed that young children need more words to describe what they’re feeling, and when they don’t have the words, they scream and yell. That’s obviously the best way to communicate. Right? Well…not so much: once you have the words to describe something, you can take a breath. You can breathe and know that someone else knows what your feeling. Knowing what you are feeling is soooo helpful; not just to you, but to other people as well. It’s okay to not know what you’re feeling, and I don’t mean petty indecisiveness, I mean real, honest confusion.

Words That Might Be What You’re Feeling Right Now

Thanks for reading! 🙂 Please check out some of my other posts to get good reading suggestions. Feel free to comment below!

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