Sort of, kind of
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Sort of, kind ofSort of and kind of express a vague nature:
I'm kind of hungry. I'm a little bit hungry.
They sort of understood the question. They understood the question to a certain extent.
Note: In spoken English, especially in American English, kind of is contracted and pronounced as 'kinda' :
I'm kinda happy. I'm sort of happy, I'm quite happy.
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