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"understandable" in British English

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understandableadjective

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈstæn.də.bl̩/  us   /-dɚ-/
easy to ​understand: You have to put the ​facts into a ​form that's understandable to everyone.B2 You say that something, for ​example someone's ​behaviour, is understandable, if you ​feel that it is ​usual and not ​strange or ​difficult to ​understand: Their ​refusal to ​cooperate is ​perfectly/​completely understandable, ​considering the ​circumstances.

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adverb uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈstæn.də.bli/  us   /-dɚ-/
C1 He is understandably ​reluctant to ​talk about his ​medicalhistory.
(Definition of understandable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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understandableadjective

 us   /ˌʌn·dərˈstæn·də·bəl/
able to be ​understood, so that you ​know what something ​means: You’ve got to ​tell a ​story to three-year-olds in a way that’s understandable to them. If you say that something a ​person does is understandable, you ​feel that it is the way most ​people would ​behave in that ​situation: Her ​actions are understandable when you ​consider how ​badly she was ​treated.
(Definition of understandable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “understandable”
in Arabic مَفهوم…
in Korean 이해할 만한…
in Portuguese compreensível…
in Catalan comprensible…
in Japanese 理解できる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 易懂的,容易理解的, 合乎情理的, 正常的…
in Turkish anlaşılabilir…
in Russian понятный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 易懂的,容易理解的, 合乎情理的, 正常的…
in Italian comprensibile…
in Polish zrozumiały…
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