My take on explaining user stories …
A user story has the following structure:
As <role> I want to <do> because the benefit is <description>
As a car driver I want to apply for a licence plate online because it saves me a lot of time.
This communicates clearly the intent and the value of a requirement from the issuers point of view.
In general this helps the team to find a common language which should lead to fewer misunderstandings.
Or as a user story:
As a team member I want to understand my mates because then I will not have to rework past tasks due to misunderstandings.