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Old July 24, 2009, 10:16 AM
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Comprender vs entender

I am little bit confused about the words 'comprender and aprender' .
Both words are same in meaning but are their use in a sentence is same ? if it is 'no' then where should I put comprender and where should I put entender? please help.
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"Comprender" and "entender" (both meaning to understand) are perfectly exchangeable for me.

"Aprender" is to learn.
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I am little bit confused about the words 'comprender and aprender' .
Both words are same in meaning but are their use in a sentence is same ? if it is 'no' then where should I put comprender and where should I put entender? please help.
Look, I've understood that are used during a sentence when you're trying to learn something, I mean.

If you want use them, therefore, you've use them of the following way.

Comprendo lo que me estas diciendo.

But the different in English, is that the words are exchange between themselves.

I don't understand the you're telling me.


Now in this another instance.

I want to learn Spanish.

Quiero aprender Español.


I hope you can understand me.
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Both "entender" and "comprender" are synonymous in most occasions, though "entender" has more meanings than "comprender.

However, there is a very slight difference between them. That difference is more psychological or philosophical than merely semantic. When you use "comprender" in some circumstances, you share a part from you with your speaker. For instance, I could say:

Te entiendo pero no te comprendo: I understand your words, but I don't share your opinion.

I hope you'll understand me, though maybe my thoughts no son comprendidos
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Both "entender" and "comprender" are synonymous in most occasions, though "entender" has more meanings than "comprender.

However, there is a very slight difference between them. That difference is more psychological or philosophical than merely semantic. When you use "comprender" in some circumstances, you share a part from you with your speaker. For instance, I could say:

Te entiendo pero no te comprendo: I understand your words, but I don't share your opinion.

I hope you'll understand me, though maybe my thoughts no son comprendidos
Yes, I can understand you, in fact, you speak to a way very interesting, because you're very diplomatic, I like your way to express the things.
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Would it be correct to say that "comprender" would be like "comprehend" in English? Whereas "entender" would be more like "understand" in English? I feel like they are synonymous and interchangeable to a point, but "comprehend" has a deeper feel to it than "understand".

Ex:
I understand what you are saying.
She truly comprehends the gravity of her situation.

Does this subtlety exist with these two words in Spanish?
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Would it be correct to say that "comprender" would be like "comprehend" in English? Whereas "entender" would be more like "understand" in English? I feel like they are synonymous and interchangeable to a point, but "comprehend" has a deeper feel to it than "understand".

Ex:
I understand what you are saying.
She truly comprehends the gravity of her situation.

Does this subtlety exist with these two words in Spanish?

Yes Ma'am.

Can you comprehend my point of view in translating?
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Yes Ma'am.

Can you comprehend my point of view in translating?
Sí, señor ... but I want to move toward using Spanish definitions of Spanish words......
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Sí, señor ... but I want to move toward using Spanish definitions of Spanish words......
Of course, but how do you do that if you do not know the words in English and do not translate?

What was first the chicken or the egg?

Assuming you are not 5 years old and do not read or write...
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