Definition of 'misunderstanding'
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Lord of land l GIVE lots of written detail to avoid misunderstandings by any would-be renters. The Sun (2016)Both parties are committed to resolving disagreements or misunderstandings before they fester. Christianity Today (2000)This will help to avoid any misunderstandings. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are worries that cultural misunderstandings can lead to lost sales. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The whole thing has been a big misunderstanding. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Much less room for cultural misunderstanding in the domestic sphere. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some bankers claim the whole thing is a big misunderstanding. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Maybe this was all a big misunderstanding. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Here are the two big misunderstandings. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Make sure in future that you ask or explain and you'll avoid misunderstandings. The Sun (2006)We will listen carefully, bridge misunderstanding and seek common ground. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In this way, misunderstandings could be avoided. The Politics of Redress - crime, punishment and penal abolition (1989)In fact, this is the most common misunderstanding and the one that causes the most panic. The Sun (2007) Avoid misunderstandings by being honest. The Sun (2010)He is not able to discuss his case, but his defence team argues that he was jailed because of a simple cultural misunderstanding. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's all a cultural misunderstanding, they say. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Cultural misunderstandings do happen. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: misunderstanding /ˌmɪsʌndəˈstændɪŋ/ NOUN
A misunderstanding is a failure to understand something such as a situation or a person's remarks.
It is a simple misunderstanding.
- American English: misunderstanding
- Arabic: سُوءَ الْفَهْمِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: mal-entendido
- Chinese: 误会
- Croatian: nesporazum
- Czech: nedorozumění
- Danish: misforståelse
- Dutch: misverstand
- European Spanish: malentendido
- Finnish: väärinkäsitys
- French: malentendu
- German: Missverständnis
- Greek: παρεξήγηση
- Italian: malinteso
- Japanese: 誤解
- Korean: 오해
- Norwegian: misforståelse
- Polish: nieporozumienie
- European Portuguese: mal-entendido
- Romanian: neînțelegere
- Russian: недоразумение
- Spanish: malentendido
- Swedish: missförstånd
- Thai: การเข้าใจผิด
- Turkish: yanlış anlama
- Ukrainian: неправильне розуміння
- Vietnamese: sự hiểu lầm
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