Translation of "understand" - English-Polish dictionary

understand

verb [ I, T ] uk us /ˌʌndəˈstænd/ (past tense and past participle understood)
KNOW MEANING

A1 to know the meaning of something that someone says

rozumieć
I don't understand half of what he says.
She didn't understand so I explained it again.
KNOW WHY/HOW

A2 to know why or how something happens or works

wiedzieć, rozumieć
[ + question word ] We still don't fully understand how the brain works.
KNOW FEELINGS

B1 to know how someone feels or why they behave in a particular way

rozumieć
I don't understand James sometimes.
[ + question word ] I understand why she's so angry.
I/we understand (that)... formal

used to say that you believe something is true because someone has told you it is

o ile mi/nam wiadomo, to ..., rozumiem/y, że ...
I understand that the school is due to close next year.
make yourself understood

to say something to someone in a way that they understand

porozumieć się, dogadać się
I had a little difficulty making myself understood.

(Translation of “understand” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)