be understanding

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be understanding(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be sympathetic)
a. comprender
One important factor in DNA research will be understanding the evolution of humans.Un factor importante en la investigación del ADN será comprender la evolución de los humanos.
b. entender
If you want to make new friends, you need to be understanding of other people's feelings and be nicer to them.Si quieres hacer amigos nuevos, debes entender los sentimientos de las otras personas y ser más amable con ellos.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative)
a. sé comprensivo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
Please, be understanding. This isn't easy for anyone.Por favor, sé comprensivo. Esto no es fácil para nadie.
b. sea comprensivo
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
What should I do when I get to the site? - Be kind. Be understanding. People will appreciate it.¿Qué debo hacer cuando llegue al sitio? - Sea amable. Sea comprensivo. La gente se lo agradecerá.
c. entiende
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
Be understanding, she is sick. She is not skipping class because she wants to.Entiende que está enferma. No está faltando a clase porque quiere.
d. entienda
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Be understanding of what I'm saying. I don't know how else to explain it.Entienda lo que le estoy diciendo. No sé de qué otra forma explicarlo.
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