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misunderstanding

noun uk   /ˌmɪs.ʌn.dəˈstæn.dɪŋ/  us   /-dɚ-/
B2 [C or U] an occasion when someone does not understand something correctly: There must be some misunderstanding. I never asked for these chairs to be delivered. His ridiculous comments showed a complete misunderstanding of the situation. [C] informal a disagreement, argument, or fight: often humorous "How did you get your black eye?" "Oh, I had a little misunderstanding with someone at the football match."
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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