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understandable

adjective  /ˌʌn·dərˈstæn·də·bəl/ us  
able to be understood, so that you know what something means: You’ve got to tell a story to three-year-olds in a way that’s understandable to them. If you say that something a person does is understandable, you feel that it is the way most people would behave in that situation: Her actions are understandable when you consider how badly she was treated.
Translations of “understandable”
in Korean 이해할 만한…
in Arabic مَفهوم…
in Portuguese compreensível…
in Catalan comprensible…
in Japanese 理解できる…
in Italian comprensibile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 易懂的,容易理解的, 合乎情理的, 正常的…
in Russian понятный…
in Turkish anlaşılabilir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 易懂的,容易理解的, 合乎情理的, 正常的…
in Polish zrozumiały…
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