In everyday English, the expression you see is sometimes used at the beginning of a statement. It does not have a rigidly specific meaning.
Generally, it means, “I want you to be aware of this,” or “I want you to understand this.” “Here is something you should know.”
See BLOG 1 example: You see, there is a problem.
Using you see at the beginning of a statement has a slightly different meaning than using you see at the end of a statement.
At the end of a statement, when we say, “You see?” we are asking, “Do you understand what I am saying?”
Other ways of asking, “Do you understand what I am saying?”:
- See what I mean?
- Do you see what I mean?
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