It was a beautiful day here in Tokyo.
The rainy season is approaching, so we hope everyone enjoys this weather as much as possible.
Our phrase for today is get the gist.
This means that you understand the central or main theme of an argument, speech, talk, etc.
I know you aren't an engineer, but do you get the gist of what I am saying?
I haven't spoken German for many years, but I think I got the gist of what was said.