Bedeutung von “understand” — Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I, T ] us uk /ˌʌndəˈstænd/ past tense and past participle understood

A1 to know the meaning of something that someone says:

I don't understand half of what he says.
She didn't understand so I explained it again.
I understand written French but I don't speak it very well.

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A2 to know why or how something happens or works:

[ + question word ] We still don't fully understand how the brain works.

B1 to know how someone feels or why they behave in a particular way:

I don't understand James sometimes.
[ + question word ] I understand why she's so angry.
I/we understand (that)... formal

used to say that you believe something is true because someone has told you it is:

I understand that the school is due to close next year.
make yourself understood

to say something to someone in a way that they understand:

I had a little difficulty making myself understood.

(Definition von “understand” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)