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misunderstanding

noun [C/U]  us   /mɪsˌʌn·dərˈstæn·dɪŋ/
a failure to understand, or an argument resulting from the failure of two people or two sides to understand each other: [C] The whole thing was just a misunderstanding, he said, as he had no intention of breaking into the middle of the line (= standing in the middle of a line of people instead of standing behind the last person in the line).
Translations of “misunderstanding”
in Korean 오해…
in Arabic سوء فَهم…
in Portuguese equívoco, mal-entendido…
in Catalan malentès…
in Japanese 誤解…
in Italian malinteso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誤解, 誤會, 爭執…
in Russian недоразумение, размолвка…
in Turkish yanlış anlama, anlaşmazlık, uyuşmazlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 误解, 误会, 曲解…
in Polish nieporozumienie…
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