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I don’t know why this kind of questions haven’t been asked. Sometime when we have a interview with employees, they could say words or jagons we are unfamailiar with or we don’t know meanings. Imagine I hear everything they said but a single word. I could come up with this situation like:

Interviewer : Can you explain how JAXB related to RESTful web API?
Me : a question [situation where I don’t hear the word JAXB and don’t know how to spell and speak JAXB]
Interviewer : I mean JAXB. J. A. X. B. Java Architecture for XML Binding.

Interviewer : Can you mention what tools are required to test your web API?
Me : a question [situation where I don’t hear the word test.]

something like “Could you repeat that again?” could make them speak the sentence again. I want them to repeat and spell the word slowy instead of the sentence in case of the jargon. I want them to repeat again in case of the plain word. But I don’t know how to speak or spell word in case of jargon. How can I ask them to repeat and spell words again?

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One strategy might be to repeat the question back, and substitute the word what for the word(s) that you didn't catch.

Interviewer: Can you explain how JAXB is related to RESTful web API?

Me: Excuse me, I didn't catch the whole question. Can I explain how what is related to RESTful web API?

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  • This should work. It has a slight chance of making the interviewer think you don't know what JAXB is, as opposed to simply not having heard the word. – Zubin Mukerjee Sep 26 '18 at 6:30

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