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"Das Verständnis"

February 24, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PtitSeb

"Agreement" is considered false -- Should it be accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Menschenkind

No, rather not. Here's a neat list what agreement can mean: http://www.dict.cc/?s=agreement Of course, that's depending on the context. Did you mix up Verständnis and Verständigung maybe?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PtitSeb

Thanks! I thought "agreement" and "understanding" were similar (for instance here: http://thesaurus.com/browse/understanding?s=t , "understanding" is defined as an "informal agreement")


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Menschenkind

Ah, I see. In German an informal agreement between two people is usually 'eine Abmachung', unless the jurisprudence is involved, in that case you usually hear 'Vereinbarung', 'Absprache' or 'Übereinkunft'. Verständnis can either be an empathic understanding or comprehension in a wider sense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kpelle27

"An understanding" can mean an informal agreement, but "understanding" itself is more like sympathy or comprehension.

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