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misunderstand

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌmɪsʌndəˈstænd/ ( past tense and past participle misunderstood)
B2 to not understand someone or something correctly: He misunderstood the question completely.Misunderstanding
be misunderstood If someone is misunderstood, other people do not understand that they have good qualities.Misunderstanding
Translations of “misunderstand”
in Korean 오해하다…
in Arabic يُسيء الفَهم…
in French mal comprendre…
in Turkish yanlış/ters anlamak…
in Italian capire male…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誤解, 誤會…
in Russian неправильно понять…
in Polish źle rozumieć, nie rozumieć…
in Spanish entender mal, interpretar mal…
in Portuguese interpretar mal, equivocar-se…
in German mißverstehen…
in Catalan entendre malament…
in Japanese 誤解する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 误解, 曲解…
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