Translation of explicar in English:

explicar

vt

explicarse v pron

  • 1.1 (comprender, concebir) to understand no me explico cómo pudo suceder una cosa así I don't understand o 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 [colloquial/familiar] 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 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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