Translation of explicar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- to explain ¿nos puedes explicar en qué consiste el juego? can you explain to us o/or show us how to play the game? ¿nos vas a explicar por qué llegaste tan tarde? are you going to explain why o/or give us an explanation as to why you were so late? no sé explicarlo I don't know how to express o/or explain it
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (explicarse)
- 1.1 (comprender, concebir) to understand no me explico cómo pudo suceder una cosa así I don't understand o/or I can't make out how something like this could have happened no me lo explico, si estaba aquí hace un momento I can't understand it o/or [familiar/colloquial] I just don't get it, she was here a moment ago 1.2 (hacerse comprender) se explica muy bien he expresses himself very well espero haberme explicado con toda claridad I hope I have made myself quite clear no sé lo que quieres decir, explícate I don't know what you're trying to say, explain what you mean ¿me explico? is that clear? o/or do you understand what I mean? no sabe explicarse he isn't very good at expressing himself o putting his ideas across o explaining things se explicó diciendo que él creía que caducaba mañana he explained it (away) by saying that he thought it expired tomorrow
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