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"Understanding" is a noun which is often translated as "el entendimiento", and "sympathetic" is an adjective which is often translated as "comprensivo". Learn more about the difference between "understanding" and "sympathetic" below.
understanding(
uhn
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duhr
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stahn
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dihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (knowledge)
a. el entendimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Teachers should have a strong understanding of the subjects they teach.Los maestros deberían tener un entendimiento profundo de las materias que enseñan.
b. el conocimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
At nine years old, she has quite the understanding of particle physics.A los nueve años, ella tiene un buen conocimiento de la física de partículas.
2. (sympathy)
a. la comprensión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We will be closed for the holidays. Thank you for your understanding.Estaremos cerrados durante los días feriados. Gracias por su comprensión.
3. (agreement)
a. el acuerdo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We have reached an understanding regarding the divorce.Hemos llegado a un acuerdo sobre el divorcio.
4. (analysis)
a. la interpretación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The judge's understanding of the evidence is not the same as the jury's.La interpretación del juez de la evidencia no es igual que la del jurado.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (sympathetic)
a. comprensivo
Thank you for being so understanding.Gracias por ser tan comprensivo.
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sympathetic(
sihm
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puh
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theh
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dihk
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (empathic)
a. comprensivo
You should be more sympathetic with the kid and not punish him so much.Deberías ser más comprensivo con el niño y no castigarlo tanto.
b. compasivo
He was always very sympathetic, but now he's starting to lose his patience.Siempre fue muy compasivo, pero ahora está empezando a perder la paciencia.
c. bien dispuesto (audience)
We have a sympathetic audience tonight; they're asking for an encore.Tenemos un público bien dispuesto esta noche. Están pidiendo una repetición.
2. (physiology)
a. simpático
A disorder in his sympathetic nervous system was causing Henry's headaches and high blood pressure.Un trastorno en su sistema nervioso simpático le estaba causando los dolores de cabeza y la presión alta a Henry.
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