Translation of "understand" - English-Turkish dictionary

understand

verb [ I, T ] uk us /ˌʌndəˈstænd/ (past tense and past participle understood)
KNOW MEANING

A1 to know the meaning of something that someone says

anlamak, kavramak
I don't understand half of what he says.
She didn't understand so I explained it again.
KNOW WHY/HOW

A2 to know why or how something happens or works

anlamak, anlam vermek
[ + question word ] We still don't fully understand how the brain works.
KNOW FEELINGS

B1 to know how someone feels or why they behave in a particular way

anlamak, anlayış göstermek
I don't understand James sometimes.
[ + question word ] I understand why she's so angry.
I/we understand (that)... formal

used to say that you believe something is true because someone has told you it is

Anlıyorum ki...', 'Anlıyoruz ki...'
I understand that the school is due to close next year.
make yourself understood

to say something to someone in a way that they understand

meramını anlatmak
I had a little difficulty making myself understood.

(Translation of “understand” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)