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

误解;曲解
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)