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misunderstand

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌmɪs.ʌn.dəˈstænd/  us   /-dɚ-/ (misunderstood, misunderstood)
B2 to think you have understood someone or something when you have not: If you think that these transport problems can be solved by building more roads, you completely misunderstand the nature of the problem. I told him I'd meet him here, but perhaps he misunderstood and went straight to the bar.be misunderstood C2 If someone is misunderstood, other people do not understand that they have good qualities: In her teens she felt frustrated and misunderstood.
Translations of “misunderstand”
in Arabic يُسيء الفَهم…
in Korean 오해하다…
in Malaysian salah faham…
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 Vietnamese hiểu sai…
in Spanish entender mal, interpretar mal…
in Portuguese interpretar mal, equivocar-se…
in Thai เข้าใจผิด…
in German mißverstehen…
in Catalan entendre malament…
in Japanese 誤解する…
in Indonesian salah mengerti, salah paham…
in Chinese (Simplified) 误解, 曲解…
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