Translation of "misunderstand" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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misunderstandverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌmɪs.ʌn.dəˈstænd/ us /ˌmɪs.ʌn.dɚˈstænd/ misunderstood, misunderstood

B2 to think you have understood someone or something when you have not

If you think that these transport problems can be solved by building more roads, you completely misunderstand the nature of the problem. 如果你认为这些交通问题可以通过修更多的路来解决,你就完全曲解了问题的本质。
I told him I'd meet him here, but perhaps he misunderstood and went straight to the restaurant. 我告诉他我在这儿等他,但可能他理解错了,直接去了小酒馆。

(Translation of “misunderstand” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)