In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1comprensibleshe's annoyed — that's understandable — está molesta — es comprensible / no es para menos
- it is understandable that — (+ subj) es comprensible / es normal que
- it's understandable that he should feel like that — es comprensible / es normal que se sienta así
- These sentiments might be understandable, but again they're hardly rational.
- She gave me completely understandable reasons for her words, her actions and her choices.
- Some delay in assessing complex claims and establishing facts is understandable.
- They hate her for understandable reasons: she has all but destroyed their cause.
- They did not choose to exercise that option, for understandable reasons.
- Business customers are always slow in upgrading, for obvious and understandable reasons.
- Still, regardless of whether it's understandable or normal, the tension's still there.
- It was, of course, an innocent mistake, perhaps understandable at the end of what has been a giddying week.
- When you take these things into account it's understandable where we are.
- This reaction was entirely predictable and understandable, albeit a bit extreme.
- It was an understandable mistake when the request was made by phone.
- This is understandable but in the long term it is a serious mistake.
- She is able to explain the more arcane bits of theology in a very clear and understandable way.
- He has his reasons and they are understandable.
- It is understandable that businesses want to provide best value and have a cost-effective system.
- So why did it seem so understandable and even, dare I say it, innocent, in his telling?
- Many directors and actors in this country have made the same understandable mistake.
- His reasons for leaving were understandable.
- Such a reaction was perhaps understandable in the heat of the moment.
- The pride she feels in what she is doing, while understandable, is borderline smug.
- It is quite understandable then that he is able to get home a great deal earlier than expected.
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