That being said....communication with a toddler can be very difficult. They come to you chattering nonsense, repeating it over and over waiting for you to do what they ask. All the while you stand there, dumbfounded, as you try to figure out what on earth the rascal is telling you. Sometimes, the little one will just give up and move on, because it wasn't that important to them, anyhow. But when it is very important, they will continue. You use cues from your surroundings. "Do you want the hippo?" Or you ask them, "Can you show me? Show me what you are talking about." Eventually, with enough work on your part, you can usually figure out what the little munchkin is getting at.
Either way, hopefully, we will eventually figure out what the big guy is getting at. I'm listening really close, today.