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explain

verb [I/T]  us   /ɪkˈspleɪn/
to make something clear or easy to understand by describing or giving information about it: [I] If there’s anything you don’t understand, I’ll be happy to explain. [T] The teacher explained the procedure to the students. [+ question word] Bill explained how the program works. To explain is also to give a reason for doing something: [+ question word] He couldn’t explain why he did it.
Translations of “explain”
in Arabic يُفَسِّر, يَشْرَح…
in Korean 설명하다…
in Malaysian jelas, menjelaskan…
in French expliquer…
in Turkish izah etmek, açıklamak, anlatmak…
in Italian spiegare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 解釋, 說明, 闡明…
in Russian объяснять…
in Polish wyjaśniać, tłumaczyć…
in Vietnamese giải thích…
in Spanish explicar…
in Portuguese explicar…
in Thai อธิบาย, ชี้แจง…
in German erklären, erläutern…
in Catalan explicar…
in Japanese 説明する…
in Indonesian menjelaskan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解释, 说明, 阐明…
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