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Polish translation of “understand”

understand

verb [I, T]
 
 
/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.Understanding and comprehending
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.Understanding and comprehending
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.Understanding and comprehendingEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
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.Believing
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.Understanding and comprehending
(Definition of understand from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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