As title said, I'm confused by the meaning of "that said". I tried to google it, but I failed find a clear and convincing definition.

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    This can be answered by using a dictionary. That said Oct 16, 2013 at 14:13
  • Hi there! Thx for the question!
    – kitty
    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:52

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The phrase 'that said' is often used at the beginning of a sentence as an informal 'however'. Like 'however', it indicates that the sentence it starts presents the opposite view to that of the previous sentence.


"that said" = "having said that" has the easy meaning - after you/someone said or stated something. It is usually used when you want to add something to what was mentioned before (and you usually agree with what was said).

This phone is expensive. That said, [I want to say that] the quality is really good.

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