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understand
British English: /ʌndəˈstand/
American English: /ˌəndərˈstænd/

Translation of understand in Italian:

transitive verb pass., p.pass. -stood

  • 1 (intellectually)
    (question, language, concept)
    is that understood?
    è chiaro?
    I just don't understand it
    non lo capisco proprio
    to understand that …
    capire che …
    to understand how, why
    capire come, perché
    I can't understand why to make oneself understood
  • 2 (emotionally)
    (person, feelings)
    I don't understand you
    non ti capisco
    to understand somebody doing
    capire che qualcuno faccia
    I can understand her being upset
    posso capire che sia sconvolta
  • 3 (interpret)
    (person, statement)
    do I understand you correctly?
    (ti) ho capito bene?
    what do you understand by this?
    che cosa capisci da questo?
    as I understand it
    se ho capito bene
    I understood him to say o as saying that…
    ho capito che avesse detto che…
    I think we understand each other
    penso che ci capiamo
  • 4 (believe) See examples:to understand that …
    credere o capire che …
    I understood (that) I was to wait
    ho capito di dover aspettare
    it is, was understood that …
    è, era sottinteso che …
    he was given to understand that …
    gli hanno dato a intendere che …
    you won I understand
    mi sembra di aver capito che hai vinto
    “he's dead” - “so I understand”
    “è morto” - “mi sembra di sì”
  • 5 (accept mutually) See examples:to be understood
    essere inteso
    I thought that was understood
    pensavo che fosse chiaro
    it must be understood that …
    sia inteso che …
  • 6 (Linguistics) (imply) See examples:to be understood
    (subject)
    essere sottinteso

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. -stood

  • 1 (comprehend)
    about di
    no slip-ups, (do you) understand?
    niente errori, capito?

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