no entienda
-don't understand
Negative imperativeustedconjugation ofentender.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to comprehend)
a. to understand
Nadie entendió su explicación.Nobody understood his explanation.
2. (to be empathetic to)
a. to understand
Mi hija entiende a los perros mejor que cualquier otra persona en casa.My daughter understands dogs better than anyone else at home.
3. (to have knowledge of)
a. to understand
Como hablo español, puedo entender el portugués escrito.Since I speak Spanish, I can understand written Portuguese.
4. (to find reasonable)
a. to understand
No entiendo tu enfado, solo dije que no quería salir esta noche.I don't understand why you're annoyed. I only said that I didn't want to go out tonight.
5. (to trust)
a. to believe
Entiéndeme cuando te digo que no quise herir tus sentimientos.Believe me when I tell you I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to be of the opinion that)
a. to think
Entiendo que es mejor irnos por la mañana para evitar tráfico.I think that it's better if we leave in the morning to avoid traffic.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (to be very knowledgeable; often used with "de")
a. to know about
No entiendo nada de vinos.I know nothing about wine.
b. to understand about
Mi hermana entiende más de ingeniería que yo.My sister understands more about engineering than I do.
8. (legal; used with "en")
a. to hear
El juez Rodríguez entendió en el caso del infame asesino en serie.Judge Rodríguez heard the case of the infamous serial killer.
9. (to comprehend)
a. to understand
No entiendo. ¿Por qué se quieren mudar? Pensé que eran felices aquí.I don't understand. Why do you want to move out? I thought you were happy here.
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
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(to be homosexual)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. to be gay
Si entiendes, puedes pasar. Este es un bar solo para gays.If you're gay, you can come in. This is a gay-only bar.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
reciprocal verb
11. (to communicate well)
a. to understand each other
Mis padres se entienden mejor que cualquier otra pareja.My parents understand each other better than any other couple.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
12. (to be friends; used with "con")
a. to get along with
No me entiendo con mis padres.I don't get along with my parents.
13. (to cheat on someone; used with "con")
a. to have an affair with
Dicen que se entendía con el jardinero.They say she was having an affair with the gardener.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (comprender)
a. to understand
ahora entiendo lo que quieres decirnow I understand o know what you mean
no te entiendo, habla más despacioI don't understand you, could you speak more slowly?
no entiendo cómo puede gustarte ArturoI don't know what you see in Arturo
no entiendo nada, ¿no deberían haber llegado ya?I just can't understand it, surely they were supposed to have arrived by now
¡no hay quien te entienda!you're impossible!
¿tú qué entiendes por “amistad”?what do you understand by “friendship”?
dar a entender que…to imply (that)…
hasta que no llegue no podemos empezar, ¿entiendes?we can't start until she gets here, all right?
2. (juzgar, opinar)
a. to think
yo no lo entiendo asíI don't see it that way
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (saber)
entender de algoto know about something
entender poco/algo deto know very little/a little about
4. (ocuparse)
entender de o ento deal with
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (comprenderse; uno mismo)
a. to know what one means
6. (dos personas)
a. to understand each other
yo ya me entiendoI know what I'm doing
se entienden en inglésthey communicate with each other in English
7. (llevarse bien)
a. to get on
8. (ponerse de acuerdo)
a. to reach an agreement
9. (colloquial)
allá te las entiendas tú con la lavadorathe washing machine's your problem
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
10. (general)
a mi entender…the way I see it…
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transitive verb
1 (comprender) to understand
no he entendido la pregunta I didn't understand the question
no entiendo el francés esto no hay quien lo entienda no entendía nada de lo que pasaba allí lo entendí sin necesidad de más explicaciones no se entendió el mensaje
ahora lo entiendo todo now I understand everything; entiendo un poco de francés I (can) understand a little French
no entiendo nada de lo que dices ¿lo entiendes o no? no entendí la película yo no entiendo el cine francés
la verdad es que no entiendo el chiste I don't really get o understand the joke; lo has entendido todo al revés you've got it all wrong; no entiendo tu letra I can't read your writing
no entiendo cómo lo aguantas
no entiendo cómo has podido hacer eso I don't understand o know how you could do that; ¡a ti no hay quien te entienda! you're impossible to understand!
mis padres no me entienden entiende bien a los niños te entiendo perfectamente entiendo lo que estás pasando en este momento no siempre entiendo tu sentido del humor entiendo perfectamente tu postura nunca entenderé el sentido de tu comportamiento ¿entiendes lo que quiero decir? no la entiendo cuando habla
que no te vuelva a ver fumando ¿me has entendido? don't let me catch you smoking again, do you understand?; ¿entiendes lo que te quiero decir? do you know what I mean?; do you know what I'm trying to say?; es un poco rarito, tú ya me entiendes he's a bit odd, if you know what I mean
yo, que ni con una falda de paja ni un sari ni un chador soy mas de lo que soy, ni siquiera en carnaval, tu ya me entiendes logré entender lo que me decía
dar algo a entender to imply sth
dio a entender que no le gustaba he implied that he didn't like it
no lo dijo directamente, pero lo dio a entender
nos dieron a entender que querían marcharse they gave us to understand o led us to believe that they wanted to leave; según él me dio a entender, no está contento en su trabajo from what he said to me, he is not happy in his job; he gave me to understand that he is not happy in his job
dar a entender [que] según lo que da a entender
hacer entender algo a algn to make sb understand sth
hacerse entender to make o.s. understood
con mucho esfuerzo conseguía hacerse entender a los dos años ya se hacía entender
entender mal to misunderstand
si no he entendido mal, esto es lo que queréis decir unless I've misunderstood what you're saying, this is what you mean; no quiero que me entiendas mal don't get me wrong
Creo que lo he entendido mal.
no entendió ni una palabra he didn't understand a word of it
no entendí una palabra de lo que dijo I didn't understand a word he said; no entiendo ni una palabra de ordenadores I don't understand a thing about computers
no entender ni jota o ni patata
no entendí ni jota o ni una patata de lo que decían I didn't have a clue what they were on about; no entiendo ni jota de alemán I don't understand a single word of German
no entender (ni una) palabra de algo no entiendo ni una patata de lo que está pasando los extranjeros sonríen cuando no entienden ni jota no te entiendo
2 (opinar) to think; believe
entiendo que sería mejor decírselo I think o believe it would be better to tell him; yo entiendo que no es correcto hacerlo así I don't think o believe that that's the right way to do it
entiendo que es ilegal
3 (interpretar) to understand
¿tú qué entiendes por libertad? what do you understand by freedom?; ¿debo entender que lo niegas? am I to understand that you deny it?; me ha parecido entender que estaban en contra I understood that they were against it; as I understand it they were against it
¿debemos entender que esa ley sigue vigente?
cada uno entiende el amor a su manera everyone sees love differently; everyone understands something different by love
4 (saber manejar) to know how to use; know how to work
¿tú entiendes esta lavadora? do you know how this washing machine works?; do you know how to use this washing machine?
yo no entiendo estas máquinas
5 (oír) to hear
no se entiende nada I can't make out o hear a thing
intransitive verb
1 (comprender) to understand
¡ya entiendo! now I understand!; now I get it!; la vida es así ¿entiendes? that's life, you know
entender de algo to know about sth
yo no entiendo de política entender de carpintería
no entiendo de vinos I don't know much about wine
no entiendo nada de ordenadores
Luis sí que entiende de mujeres Luis certainly knows a thing or two about women
entiende mucho de coches no entiende nada de coches
no entender de barcos
si le preguntas cualquier cosa, él no entiende de barcos if you ask him something, he makes out he doesn't know anything about anything
yo no entiendo de barcos, que para eso no me pagan
2 (Jur) (tener competencia)
entiende en divorcios he hears divorce cases
este es el magistrado que entiende en los casos de divorcio
entender en un asunto to be in charge of an affair
3 [+perro, gato]
entiende por Moncho he answers to the name of Moncho
4 (ser homosexual) to be one of them (familiar)
¿tu hermano entiende?
pronominal verb
1 (uso reflexivo) to understand o.s.
si no te entiendes ni tú, ¿quién te va a entender? if you don't even understand yourself, then how is anyone else going to understand you?; déjame, que yo me entiendo leave me alone, I know what I mean
yo me entiendo
que ella se las entienda como pueda well that's her problem; allá tú te las entiendas con tus asuntos you go and sort out your own affairs
entendérselas con algn
van a tener que entendérselas conmigo they're going to have to deal with me
2 (uso recíproco)
nosotras nos entendemos we understand each other; nos entendimos por señas we communicated using sign language; we used sign language to communicate; a ver si nos entendemos ¿quién de los dos tiene el dinero? now let's get this straight, which of the two has got the money?; ya nos entenderemos en el precio we'll work out a price that we're both happy with; digamos, para entendernos, que ... let's say, to avoid any misunderstanding, that ...
tu madre y yo nos entendemos muy bien creo que nos vamos a entender
entenderse con algn (llevarse bien) to get on o along with sb; (tener una relación amorosa) to have an affair with sb
tú te entiendes mejor con el jefe se entiende fenomenalmente con su compañero de piso
eso no se entiende conmigo that doesn't concern me; that has nothing to do with me; entenderse con algo to know how to deal with sth
3 (uso impersonal)
se entiende que ... it is understood that ...
eso se entiende
se entiende que no quiera salir con ellos it's understandable that she doesn't want to go out with them; ¿qué se entiende por estas palabras? what is meant by these words?; ¿cómo se entiende que no nos llamaras antes? why didn't you call us first?
Cómo se entiende que Herri Batasuna monte la protesta contra los atentados cometidos en Euskadi, y asegure que forman parte de la violencia del Estado? Cómo se entiende que se pase siete años en El Periódico de Catalunya haciendo crítica televisiva y que un día cambie de tercio y pase a dirigir un programa?
4 (tratar)
en caso de duda entiéndase con el cajero in case of doubt please contact the cashier
(opinión) opinion
le pidió su entender
a mi entender in my opinion
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