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un·der·stand·a·ble

 (ŭn′dər-stăn′də-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being understood: an understandable sentence.
2. Expected or accepted under the circumstances: Their anger is understandable, given what happened.

un′der·stand′a·bil′i·ty n.
un′der·stand′a·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.understandably - in an intelligible mannerunderstandably - in an intelligible manner; "the foreigner spoke to us quite intelligibly"
Translations

understandably

[ˌʌndəˈstændəblɪ] ADV
1. (= intelligibly) [speak, explain] → de manera clara or comprensible
2. (= naturally) understandably, he was very upsettenía un disgusto muy grande, y era comprensible
he's understandably reluctant to talk about the affairse muestra reacio a hablar del asunto, y es comprensible

understandably

[ˌʌndərˈstændəbli] advon le comprend
The duke is understandably proud of her → Le duc est, on le comprend, fier d'elle.

understandably

adv
(= intelligibly)verständlich
(= reasonably, naturally)verständlicherweise, begreiflicherweise

understandably

[ˌʌndəˈstændəblɪ] advcomprensibilmente
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