understanding
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understanding(
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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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understanding
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (comprehension)
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).
it's beyond all understandingno tiene ninguna lógica, es incomprensible
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).
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).
to come to or to reach an understandingllegar a un acuerdo
on the understanding that…a condición de que…
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (general)
a. comprensivo(a)
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understanding [ˌʌndəˈstændɪŋ]
adjective
[+person] comprensivo
I also think I am a more caring and understanding person than Gill
[+smile] de comprensión
her boss was very understanding I've always thought you were an understanding person an understanding smile
to be understanding about sth ser comprensivo (respecto a algo)
she was very understanding about it fue muy comprensiva
he was very understanding about our problems with the bank
noun
1 (faculty) entendimiento (m)
it was beyond my understanding iba más allá de mi entendimiento; the peace that passeth all understanding (Bible) la paz que sobrepasa a todo entendimiento
2 [of sth] (comprehension) comprensión (f); (awareness) conciencia (f)
we need to test children's understanding of facts hay que poner a prueba la comprensión que los niños tienen de los hechos; our understanding of these processes is still poor todavía no comprendemos muy bien estos procesos
a basic understanding of computers is essential se necesitan unos conocimientos básicos de informática
This change of policy, which reflects a growing understanding of the nature of mental disorder Jesus brings a new understanding of the nature of God When I joined the prison service I had little understanding of the world I was entering the belief that through mathematics one could come to a perfect understanding of the universe research has already made substantial advances into our understanding of the subject you have no understanding of American politics it's important to have a good understanding of children
to have a better or greater understanding of sth (comprehend better) entender or comprender mejor algo; (be more aware of) tener mayor or más conciencia de algo
this chapter will help you to have a better understanding of children who have experienced family breakdown we now have a greater understanding and appreciation of our natural environment he came away from the talks with a clearer understanding of the issue
to have little/no understanding of sth saber muy poco/nada de algo
the clergymen came from the cities, and had little understanding of the rural community
a shift in public understanding of the issues of crime and punishment un cambio de la conciencia pública con respecto a la cuestión de los crímenes y los castigos
3 (interpretation) interpretación (f)
what's your understanding of the Prime Minister's statement? ¿cómo interpreta usted la declaración del Primer Ministro?; ¿cuál es su interpretación de la declaración del Primer Ministro?; that's my understanding of the situation esa es mi interpretación de la situación; así es como veo or interpreto la situación
4 (sympathy) comprensión (f)
thank you for your kindness and understanding le agradezco su amabilidad y comprensión
he showed me great understanding after my wife died
to show no/little understanding of sth no mostrar comprensión/mostrar muy poca comprensión hacia algo
he showed no understanding of the stress she was feeling
5 (belief)
it was my understanding that ... my understanding was that ... tenía entendido que ...; según yo creía ...
my understanding was that they wanted to come home
6 (agreement) acuerdo (m)
to come to an understanding (with sb) llegar a un acuerdo (con algn)
an understanding had been reached
to have an understanding (with sb) tener un acuerdo (con algn)
we have an understanding - I don't interfere in his life, and he doesn't interfere in mine
on the understanding that a condición de que
on the understanding that he pays a condición de que pague
I signed the contract on the understanding that delivery would be this week
to reach an understanding (with sb) llegar a un acuerdo (con algn)
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