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Translation of "understand" - English-Spanish dictionary

understand

verb   /ˌʌn·dəˈstænd/ ( past tense and past participle understood)
A1 to know the meaning of something that someone says entender She didn’t understand so I explained it again.
A2 to know why or how something happens or works entender We still don’t fully understand how the brain works.
B1 to know how someone feels or why they behave in a particular way entender I don’t understand James sometimes.
(Definition of understand from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

understand

verb /andəˈstӕnd/ ( past tense, past participle understood /-ˈstud/)
to see or know the meaning of (something) comprender, entender I can’t understand his absence Speak slowly to foreigners so that they’ll understand you.
to know (eg a person) thoroughly comprender, entender She understands children/dogs.
to learn or realize (something), eg from information received comprender, entender; tener entendido At first I didn’t understand how ill she was I understood that you were planning to leave today.
understandable adjective
that can be understood comprensible His anger is quite understandable.
understanding adjective
(of a person) good at knowing how other people feel; sympathetic comprensivo an understanding person Try to be more understanding!
make (oneself) understood
to make one’s meaning or intentions clear hacerse entender He tried speaking German to them, but couldn’t make himself understood.
(Definition of understand from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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