There are 2 translations of entender in English:

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verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 [explicación/libro/idioma] to understand; [actitud/motivos] to understand yo no te entiendo la letra I can't read your writing no se le entiende nada you can't understand anything she says lo has entendido todo al revés you've got(ten) it all completely wrong, you've got the wrong end of the stick (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] no hablo el alemán, pero lo entiendo I don't speak German, but I can understand it yo todavía no he entendido el chiste I still haven't got(ten) the joke y que no se vuelva a repetir ¿lo has entendido bien? and don't let it happen again, (do you) understand? o/or have you got that? ¿entiendes lo que quiero decir? do you know what I mean? esto no hay quien lo entienda I just don't understand this o/or this is impossible to understand se entiende que prefiera estar a solas it is understandable that she should want to be alone ¿tú qué entiendes por 'versátil'? what do you understand by 'versatile'? 1.2 [persona] to understand trata de entenderme try to understand me ten cuidado con ellos, tú ya me entiendes be careful with them, you know what I mean me has entendido mal you've misunderstood me su inglés no es perfecto pero se hace entender or (América Latina/Latin America) se da a entender his English isn't perfect but he makes himself understood ¡a ti no hay quien te entienda! you're impossible! te entiendo perfectamente I know exactly what you mean estoy segura de que él te entenderá I am sure that he will understand
  • 2 [formal] 2.1 (concebir, opinar) yo entiendo que deberíamos esperar un poco más in my view o/or as I see it, we should wait a little longer no es así como yo entiendo la amistad that is not how I see o/or understand friendship, that is not my idea of friendship 2.2 (interpretar, deducir) ¿debo entender que desean prescindir de mis servicios? am I to understand o/or infer that you wish to dispense with my services? me dio a entender que ya lo sabía she gave me to understand that she already knew no lo dijo claramente, pero lo dio a entender she did not say so in so many words, but she implied it

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 2 (saber) entender de algo to know about sth no entiendo nada de economía I don't know a thing about economics ¿tú entiendes de estas cosas? do you know anything about these things?
  • 3 [Derecho/Law] entender en un caso to hear a case

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (entenderse)

  • 1 1.1 (comunicarse) entenderse con algn to communicate with sb se entienden por señas they communicate (with each other) through signs, they use sign language to communicate with each other a ver si nos entendemos ¿quién le pegó a quién? let's get this straight, who hit whom? 1.2 (llevarse bien) entenderse con algn to get along o/or on with sb tú te entiendes mejor con él you get along o/or on better with him than I do creo que nos vamos a entender I think we're going to get on o/or get along fine 1.3 (arreglarse) entenderse con algn to deal with sb es mejor entenderse directamente con el jefe you are advised to deal directly with the boss allá se las entienda [familiar/colloquial] that's his/her problem entendérselas con algn to fix sth up with sb 1.4 [familiar/colloquial] (tener un lío amoroso) entenderse con algn to have an affair with sb
  • 2 (reflexivo/reflexive) ni él mismo se entiende he doesn't know what he's doing himself déjame, yo me entiendo leave me alone, I know what I'm doing

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nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • a mi/tu/su entender in my/your/his opinion, to my/your/his mind

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