Oops! Lo siento. Perdon por favor. I did not notice that I typed in English when I should have typed what I hear in Spanish. I am at fault and not dear Duolingo. I guess I am doing better than I thought when the two languages are getting so mixed up in my brain that I cannot remember the difference between the one that is supposed to go in and the one that is supposed to come out. Thanks every one who reads my posts for putting up with me! I had better fix my focus and study better.
Comprehend means to "understand fully" or the "ability to understand". And understand means to "get the meaning of" or "know throughly".
It makes sense that there are different spanish words just like there is different english words to mean/say understand ( like comprehend and apprehension ). Words are so many things, but one thing they are is tools. The reason there is different words for NEARLY the same meaning is to help us when we are talking, writing, or converstaing with someone.
*Definitions come from the Webster's Dictionary
When you present a "type what you hear" question that is accompanied by a cartoon drawing, i cannot see what I type, working on my Samsung Galaxy J7 Crown monile phone, to double check my work before hitting the Check button. (My answer is displayed after the Check is complete.) When similar questions do not contain a cartoon drawing I can see what I type and edit my mistakes before pressing Check. It is VERY frustrating to try to answer these questions.
Here's what you can fix: Instead of "yo quiero comprende español," it should be "yo quiero comprender español." Explanation: "yo quiero comprende español" translates to "I want he understands Spanish." If you're saying "quiero," you never conjugate the verb after it, because you're trying to say "I want to ___."
Instead of "ayudar yo ser comprendo," write "ayudame comprender." "Ayudar yo ser comprendo" means "To help I am I understand."
In general, just remember this: If you're trying to say something like "I want ----" or "I need ----," you've already conjugated the verbs for "want" or "need," so you don't conjugate your other infinitive verbs, because you want it to say "I want to eat" ("Quiero comer), not "I want I eat" ("Yo quiero como").
Try searching around on the following websites for more help on these topics and more:
That one is a dictionary, translator, and so much more. It's translations can get a bit wonky, so use caution. However, it's definitions are extremely detailed and use example sentences. For a bonus, on the page of any verb definition, you can click on the conjugation tab to see every tense and mood. AND you can click on the names of the tenses and modes to go to a page that explains what the tense/mood means and how it is used. AND if you hover beside a conjugations, you can click on a sound icon that appears to hear it spoken.
It also has lessons on all kinds of other things.
ThoughtCo Spanish https://www.thoughtco.com/spanish-4133085
So the site mapping on this one really sucks since Thoughtco took it over from About, but the information is still solid even if it takes a bit of finding. Honestly, I generally find it easier to google whatever topic I want to study with the word "thoughtco" added. They cover pronunciation, conjugations, regional differences, and more.