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19 / 10 / 2005

UNDERSTANDING: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today's word is: understanding It means: to show that you understand or care about someone else's problems. It is a synonym for sympathetic. The translation for understanding is comprensivo. This word is sometimes incorrectly translated into English as comprehensive. However, comprehensive means to include everything. For example a comprehensive study of the job market. Example 1 When I lost my mother's antique vase, I thought she would be angry. However, she was very understanding and told me not to worry about it. Example 2 The receptionist explained that the product imperfections were the fault of the manufacturer. But the client was not at all understanding and demanded an immediate refund from her. If you are an English student, you will be more familiar with the verb form to understand: Example 3 I don't understand why Catherine wants to be a psychologist. She's not a very understanding kind of person. If you have any questions about this word, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have a good day!


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