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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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