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misunderstanding

noun
 
/mɪsˌʌn·dərˈstæn·dɪŋ/
a situation in which someone does not understand something correctly: I think there’s been a misunderstanding. I never asked for these chairs to be delivered.
Translations of “misunderstanding”
in Korean 오해…
in Arabic سوء فَهم…
in Portuguese equívoco, mal-entendido…
in Catalan malentès…
in Japanese 誤解…
in Italian malinteso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誤解, 誤會, 爭執…
in Russian недоразумение, размолвка…
in Turkish yanlış anlama, anlaşmazlık, uyuşmazlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 误解, 误会, 曲解…
in Polish nieporozumienie…
(Definition of misunderstanding from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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