In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(grasp)entendimiento masculinea child's understanding is limited — el entendimiento de un niño es limitado
- he has little/no understanding of the problem — no comprende muy bien/para nada el problema
- we now have a better / greater understanding of it — ahora lo entendemos / lo comprendemos mejor
- Modern understandings of astrophysics allow three possible fates for such a collapsing star.
- My job here is to facilitate your understanding and ability.
- Our understanding of and ability to control quantum systems have never been so good.
- A-levels provided a ready platform of knowledge and understanding that undergraduates built on during their three years at university.
- We obtain thereby a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation of every field.
- In the intervening period, I invested a great deal of energy in the search for explanations and understanding.
- It seems that our people's poet had an intimate knowledge and understanding of human psychology.
- Edwards clearly relying on someone else's brief, rather than his own knowledge or understanding of the issues.
- They and others, such as the lawyers in the case, were edging forward in trying to improve their understanding and abilities in these difficult matters.
- He constantly strives to increase his abilities and his understanding of the obstacles around him.
- Some things, however, seemed destined to remain beyond my understanding.
- From their point of view, understanding the social and cultural impact is far better and far more valuable.
- It may not be until June or July of next year until a more comprehensive understanding of the problem is reached.
- Her levels of engagement, understanding and ability to follow the differentiated curriculum will have to be monitored.
- The sum is so beyond the realms of understanding that he can't grasp it.
- The compulsion that has driven the directors of these movies is beyond my understanding.
- Only someone with no real knowledge or understanding of the history of ideas could take such a fad seriously.
- She basked in the glow of it, without understanding or comprehension, as a plant receives sunlight.
- Her idea of achievement is a clean house and an empty ironing basket; the demands of my career are quite beyond her understanding.
- It is beyond any understanding how he could have been caught up in all of this.
1.2(interpretation)interpretación femininethat's not my understanding of what he meant — no es así como yo interpreto sus palabras
- your understanding of the law is not the same as mine — su interpretación de la ley es distinta de la mía
- This has been an unfortunately brief, but crucial attempt at increasing our understanding of the situation we find ourselves in.
- Perhaps, but then every individual's understanding of the world is unique.
- My understanding is that this situation can only be changed by way of a legal challenge.
- The first understandings of celestial mechanics were not dependent on vast stretches of time.
- It is my understanding that this individual is cooperating and providing information to the investigators.
- Yet for people to act responsibly, they must first have a certain level of understanding of the situation which faces them.
- The region is treated as part of the country in the memorandum, according to regional diplomats' understanding of the situation.
- The reader comes to views and opinions and understandings that the narrator does not share.
- Meanwhile, the reader's understanding of the situation remains impoverished.
- My understanding of the situation a few years ago was that there were two main groups.
- My understanding of the situation regarding the region was also influenced by his work.
- To be able to get so personal over a subject which is so controversial shows a complete lack of understanding of the situation from our point of view.
- They suffer from varying degrees of autism, which impairs an individual's understanding of everyday life.
- Our understanding of normal sensory perception is based upon observations that are reproducible.
- They had been confident enough in their understanding of the situation to ignore the caution in the manual.
- It is clear that what is acceptable to be bared in society varies according to societal or individual understanding.
- Some sessions with a family therapist would surely improve your understanding of the situation.
- That is, we filter and interpret information through our own experience and understandings.
- His understanding of the situation was that a fracas had spilled over from the field of play to where substitutes were sitting and they got involved.
- I think we have divergent understandings of multiculturalism.
1.3(sympathy)comprensión femininethese exchanges promote international understanding — estos intercambios fomentan el entendimiento / la concordia entre las naciones
- I would like to briefly preach the merits of tolerance and understanding.
- People like them would make all the difference in building bridges of tolerance and understanding, he said.
- He thanked the people of the town for their remarkable tolerance and understanding.
- They have shown no compassion, no understanding, no tolerance, and especially, no patience.
- I am incensed at the lack of tolerance and understanding that still exists in some quarters.
- You could admit your insecurities and ask for his tolerance and understanding as you try to work them out.
- Every story he tells in some way teaches tolerance and understanding.
- The support and understanding parents provide can help kids accept their most frightening emotions.
- I think it is a totally different place and quite honestly a much better place in terms of tolerance and understanding.
- Tolerance and understanding come from education.
- All I would like is a little tolerance and understanding.
- In spite of this, they constantly discuss ways to increase awareness and understanding of their problems.
- Public awareness and understanding will go a long way in making the life of such a person more meaningful and relaxed.
- What shocks you more is your growing lack of patience, of understanding, of comprehension.
- Tolerance and understanding develops between Ruth and other members of the household.
- The best tool for raising awareness and understanding is teaching.
- It would promote tolerance and understanding in the community.
- Now, as was the case back then, a little tolerance and understanding is needed.
- This training includes awareness and understanding of post traumatic stress.
- The steps towards tolerance and understanding between the communities will be slow and arduous.
2(agreement, arrangement)acuerdo masculineto come to / reach an understanding (with sb) — llegar a un acuerdo (con algn)
- to have an understanding (with sb)
- the traffickers have an understanding with the police — los traficantes tienen un arreglo con la policía
- we had an understanding that we'd share the work — habíamos convenido que compartiríamos el trabajo
- They're going to come out of this with a coherent set of guidelines and understandings.
- Will we start to see signs that understandings have been reached between the two operators?
- How do we establish mutual agreements or common understandings while respecting diversity?
- Still we manage to spend whole lifetimes together based on such understandings.
- All was talk except for what mattered most, which were unspoken understandings.
- All the laws and international understandings created as a result of two world wars will be destroyed.
- Her statement became the basis for understandings between the two countries.
- They just do not come close to telling the whole story, since informal understandings and norms are crucial in determining outcomes.
- Once these understandings are in place, then parent and child can rely on them.
- Silence, or understandings based on silence, does not commitments make.
- This agreement supersedes any prior agreements or understandings between the parties as to this subject matter.
- The challenge is to create shared - but not necessarily common - understandings.
- Some cultures still have these understandings, where the men and women know their roles in a relationship.
- Further, consent is subject to the cultural rules and understandings of that community.
- It is the complex network of friends who look out for each other and run council affairs on the basis of shared understandings.
- But it is tied into international agreements, conventions, and understandings.
3(belief)it was my understanding that I would get the job — tenía entendido / creía que me darían el trabajo
- our understanding is that the offer has been rejected — según tenemos entendido, han rechazado la oferta
- on the understanding that … — bien entendido que
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