Translation: from english

explain

  • 1 explain

    1. transitive verb, also abs.
    erklären; erläutern [Grund, Motiv, Gedanken]; darlegen [Absicht, Beweggrund]

    how do you explain that? — wie erklären Sie sich (Dat.) das?

    2. reflexive verb
    1) often abs. (justify one's conduct)

    please explain [yourself] — bitte erklären Sie mir das

    he refused to explainer wollte mir keine Erklärung dafür geben

    2) (make one's meaning clear)

    please explain yourself — bitte erklären Sie das [näher]

    Phrasal Verbs:
    - academic2.ru/86823/explain_away">explain away
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    [ik'splein]
    1) (to make (something) clear or easy to understand: Can you explain the railway timetable to me?; Did she explain why she was late?) erklären, erläutern
    2) (to give, or be, a reason for: I cannot explain his failure; That explains his silence.) erklären
    - explanation
    - explanatory
    - explain away
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    ex·plain
    [ɪkˈspleɪn, ekˈ-]
    I. vt
    1. (make understandable)
    to \explain sth [to sb] [jdm] etw erklären; reason, motive [jdm] etw erläutern
    our guide \explained where the cathedral was unser Führer erklärte uns den Weg zur Kathedrale
    to \explain sth etw erklären; secret etw aufklären
    no one has been able to \explain the accident niemand hat bisher eine Erklärung für den Unfall
    please could you \explain why you're so late? könntest du mir bitte erklären, warum du so spät kommst?
    to \explain that... erklären, dass...
    to \explain oneself sich akk [deutlich] ausdrücken
    please \explain yourself more clearly bitte drücken Sie sich etwas genauer aus
    to \explain oneself sich akk rechtfertigen
    you'd better \explain yourself du solltest mir das erklären
    II. vi eine Erklärung geben
    I just can't \explain ich kann es mir einfach nicht erklären
    let me \explain lassen Sie es mich erklären
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    [Ik'spleɪn]
    1. vt
    erklären (to sb jdm); motives, situation, thoughts erläutern, erklären; mystery aufklären

    it's all right, I can explain everything — schon gut, ich kann das alles erklären

    that is easy to explain, that is easily explained — das lässt sich leicht erklären

    he wanted to see me but wouldn't explain why —

    2. vr
    (= justify) sich rechtfertigen

    he'd better explain himself —

    I think you'd better start explaining yourselfwas hast du zu deiner Entschuldigung zu sagen?

    explain yourself! — was soll das?, kannst du das erklären?

    3. vi
    es erklären

    I think you've got some explaining to do — ich glaube, Sie müssen da einiges erklären

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    explain [ıkˈspleın] v/t
    1. erklären, erläutern, klarlegen:
    explain sth to sb auch jemandem etwas auseinandersetzen oder klarmachen oder verständlich machen;
    a) eine einleuchtende Erklärung für etwas finden,
    b) sich aus etwas herausreden
    2. erklären, begründen, rechtfertigen:
    I cannot explain it to myself ich kann es mir selbst nicht erklären;
    explain o.s.
    a) sich erklären,
    b) sich rechtfertigen
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    1. transitive verb, also abs.
    erklären; erläutern [Grund, Motiv, Gedanken]; darlegen [Absicht, Beweggrund]
    2. reflexive verb
    1) often abs. (justify one's conduct)

    please explain [yourself] — bitte erklären Sie mir das

    please explain yourself — bitte erklären Sie das [näher]

    Phrasal Verbs:
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    v.
    auseinander setzen ausdr.
    auseinandersetzen (alt.Rechtschreibung) v.
    begründen (eine Behauptung) v.
    darlegen v.
    erklären v.
    erläutern v.
    verdeutlichen v.

    English-german dictionary > explain

  • 2 explain

    ik'splein
    1) (to make (something) clear or easy to understand: Can you explain the railway timetable to me?; Did she explain why she was late?) explicar
    2) (to give, or be, a reason for: I cannot explain his failure; That explains his silence.) explicar
    - explanatory
    - explain away

    explain vb explicar
    tr[ɪk'spleɪn]
    1 (gen) explicar; (clarify) aclarar
    could you explain this word to me? ¿me puedes explicar esta palabra?
    1 explicar(se)
    \
    SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
    to explain oneself (clarify) explicarse 2 (justify) justificarse
    explain [ɪk'spleɪn, ɛk-] vt
    : explicar
    v.
    aclarar v.
    concretar v.
    denotar v.
    deslindar v.
    despejar v.
    esclarecer v.
    explanar v.
    explicar v.
    exponer v.
    ilustrar v.
    ɪk'spleɪn
    1.
    transitive verb explicar*

    to explain something TO somebody — explicarle* algo a alguien


    2.
    v refl

    to explain oneself — explicarse*


    3.
    vi

    will you explain? — ¿me lo explicas?

    Phrasal Verbs:
    [ɪks'pleɪn]
    1.
    VT (=make clear) [+ meaning, problem] explicar; [+ plan] explicar, exponer; [+ mystery] explicar, aclarar; (=account for) [+ conduct] explicar, justificar

    that explains it — eso lo explica, con eso queda todo aclarado

    to explain o.s. — (clearly) explicarse; (morally) justificarse, defenderse

    kindly explain yourself! — ¡explíquese Vd!

    2.
    VI

    will you call him and explain? — ¿le llamas tú y se lo explicas?

    I tried to explain, but... — intenté explicárselo, pero...

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    [ɪk'spleɪn]
    1.
    transitive verb explicar*

    to explain something TO somebody — explicarle* algo a alguien


    2.
    v refl

    to explain oneself — explicarse*


    3.
    vi

    will you explain? — ¿me lo explicas?

    Phrasal Verbs:

    English-spanish dictionary > explain

  • 3 explain

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    [English Word] cause to explain
    [Swahili Word] -onya
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Word] ona V
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -aini
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -alika
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Related Words] mwaliko, mwalishi
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -amba
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Class] intransitive
    [Related Words] ambia, kigambo, mgambo
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -aridhia
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Word] Arabic
    [Swahili Example] kwanza akiisoma mwenyewe ile barua, imwelee, kisha aiaridhie [Sul]
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -chungua
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Word] chunga v
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -dhahirisha
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Word] dhahiri adj
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -dhihirisha
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Word] dhahiri adj
    [Swahili Definition] kufanya jambo liwe wazi; lijulikane [Masomo 303]
    [English Example] Father explains the truth.
    [Swahili Example] Babu adhihirisha ukweli [Masomo 303]
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -eleleza
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Word] -elea
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -eleza
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Word] -elea
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -elezea
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Word] -elea
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -fafanisha
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -fafanua
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -fafanusha
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Word] fafanua v
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -falanua
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -fasiri
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -hadithi
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -koga
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -komanza
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -onyesha
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Class] causative
    [Derived Word] ona V
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -pambazua
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -tabiri
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -tafsiri
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -tambulisha
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -tasua
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain
    [Swahili Word] -wasifu
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] explain something (to someone)
    [Swahili Word] -elekeza
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Word] -elea
    [Swahili Definition] kumwonyesha mtu jambo la kufanya au mahali pa kwenda [Masomo, 102]
    [English Example] A voter who is unable to read may ask the Station Supervisor to explain things to him/her [Masomo, 102]
    [Swahili Example] Mpiga kura asiyeweza kusoma anaweza kumwomba Msimamizi wa Kituo amwelekeze
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    [English Word] permit to explain
    [Swahili Word] -onya
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Word] ona V
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    English-Swahili dictionary > explain

  • 4 explain

    explain ex∙plain verb 1. explain sth (to sb) to tell sb about sth in a way that makes it easy to understand • 解释;说明;阐明: ▪ [VN]
    »First, Iˈll explain the rules of the game.
    首先我要说明一下游戏规则。
    »It was difficult to explain the problem to beginners.
    对初学者解释这个问题很难。
    ▪ [V]
    »ˈLet me explain!ˈ he added helpfully.
    "让我来说明一下!"他乐于帮忙地补充道。
    ▪ [V that]
    »I explained that an ambulance would be coming soon.
    我解释说救护车很快就到。
    ▪ [V wh-]
    »He explained who each person in the photo was.
    他对照片里的人一一作了介绍。
    »Can you explain how the email system works?
    你能说明一下电子邮件系统的工作原理吗?
    »She explained to them what to do in an emergency.
    她向他们说明了紧急情况下应采取的行动。
    ▪ [V speech]
    »ˈIt works like this,ˈ she explained.
    "它是这样工作的。"她解释道。
    ▪ [also VN that] 2. explain sth (to sb) to give a reason, or be a reason, for sth • 说明(…的)原因;解释(…的)理由: ▪ [V]
    »She tried to explain but he wouldnˈt listen.
    她试图说明一下原因,可他根本不听。
    ▪ [V that]
    »Alex explained that his car had broken down.
    亚历克斯解释说他的汽车出了毛病。
    ▪ [V wh-]
    »Well, that doesnˈt explain why you didnˈt phone.
    嗳,那不是你不打电话的理由。
    ▪ [VN]
    »scientific findings that help explain the origins of the universe
    »The government now has to explain its decision to the public.
    政府现在必须向公众解释决策的理由。
    »(informal) Oh well then, that explains it (= I understand now why sth happened).
    噢,原来是这么回事。
    【HELP】You cannot say ˈexplain me, him, her, etc.ˈ: Can you explain the situation to me? Can you explain me the situation? ◊ Iˈll explain to you why I like it. ◊ Iˈll explain you why I like it. • 不能说 explain me、him、her 等。可以说 Can you explain the situation to me? 不作 Can you explain me the situation? 可以说 Iˈll explain to you why I like it. 不作 Iˈll explain you why I like it. 【IDIOMS】 exˈplain yourself 1. to give sb reasons for your behaviour, especially when they are angry or upset because of it • 为自己的行为作说明(或解释):
    »I really donˈt see why I should have to explain myself to you.
    我真不明白我为什么非要向你解释我的行为不可。
    2. to say what you mean in a clear way • 把自己的意思解释清楚:
    »Could you explain yourself a little more—I didnˈt understand.
    请把你的意思说得更清楚一点——我还不明白。
    【PHR V】 exˌplain sth∽aˈway • to give reasons why sth is not your fault or why sth is not important • 为…作辩解 【word family】 explain v. explanation n. explanatory adj. explicable adj. ( ≠ inexplicable)
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    [iks'plein]
    v. 解釋, 說明

    English-Chinese dictionary > explain

  • 5 explain

    1. I
    when you are wrong, never explain если ты не прав, не пытайся оправдываться
    2. III
    explain smth.
    1) explain the lesson (my meaning, the meaning of these words, this phenomenon, a situation, etc.) объяснить урок и т.д.; explain one's idea (an obscure point, a statement, a passage in a book, etc.) разъяснить /пояснить/ свою мысль и т.д.
    2) explain smb.'s behaviour (smb.'s absence, one's conduct, matters. etc.) объяснять причины чьего-л. поведения и т.д. /чье-л. поведение и т.д./
    3. IV
    explain smth. in some manner
    1) explain smth. carefully (exactly, adequately, briefly, fully, completely, volubly, etc.) подробно и т.д. объяснять что-л.; how can you explain such a silly remark? чем /как/ вы можете объяснить такое глупое замечание?
    2) explain smth. apologetically (lamely, haltingly, elaborately, etc.) оправдывать /объяснять/ что-л. извиняющимся тоном и т.д.; explain smth. disarmingly обезоружить [кого-л.] своим объяснением
    4. XI
    be explained in some manner this is easily explaind это легко объяснить; be explained by smth. this action may be explained by the circumstances этот поступок объясняется обстоятельствами
    5. XVIII
    explain oneself explain yourself объясните, что вы имеете в виду; why did you do it? E. yourself почему вы так поступили? Объясните, что заставило вас так поступить?
    6. XXI1
    explain smth. to smb. explain a rule (a passage, this problem, a method, a matter, etc.) to smb. объяснять правило и т.д. кому-л.; the teacher explained long division to the class учитель объяснил классу деление столбиком; explain smth. by (in, to) smth. he explained it by analogy он объяснил это при помощи аналогии; how can I explain it in words? не знаю, как это выразить словами?; he explained it to my satisfaction его объяснение меня удовлетворило
    7. XXV
    explain how... (what..., where..., that..., etc.) explain how to do it (where to begin, how the machine works, what this means, how the results were obtained, that results were obtained by electricity, whether this is possible, why one is late, etc.) объяснять, как это сделать и т.д.; explain that he had been delayed by the weather (that he had to leave at once, etc.) говорить в свое оправдание /оправдываться тем/, что он опоздал из-за погоды и т.д.
    8. XXVII2
    explain to smb. how... (where..., that..., etc.) explain to smb. how to get there (what to say, where to find him, that he is expected, etc.) объяснять кому-л., как туда добраться и т.д.

    English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases > explain

  • 6 explain

    [ɪksˈpleɪn]
    explain давать объяснения explain объяснять; толковать (значение) explain объяснять explain объясняться explain оправдывать, объяснять (поведение); to explain oneself объясниться; представить объяснения (в свое оправдание) explain оправдываться explain разъяснять explain толковать, разъяснять explain толковать explain away оправдываться explain in detail подробно объяснять explain оправдывать, объяснять (поведение); to explain oneself объясниться; представить объяснения (в свое оправдание)

    English-Russian short dictionary > explain

  • 7 explain

    ex·plain [ɪkʼspleɪn, ekʼ-] vt
    to \explain sth [to sb] [jdm] etw erklären; reason, motive [jdm] etw erläutern;
    our guide \explained where the cathedral was unser Führer erklärte uns den Weg zur Kathedrale
    to \explain sth etw erklären; secret etw aufklären;
    no one has been able to \explain the accident niemand hat bisher eine Erklärung für den Unfall;
    please could you \explain why you're so late? könntest du mir bitte erklären, warum du so spät kommst?;
    to \explain that... erklären, dass...
    to \explain oneself sich akk [deutlich] ausdrücken;
    please \explain yourself more clearly bitte drücken Sie sich etwas genauer aus
    4) ( justify)
    to \explain oneself sich akk rechtfertigen;
    you'd better \explain yourself du solltest mir das erklären vi eine Erklärung geben;
    I just can't \explain ich kann es mir einfach nicht erklären;
    let me \explain lassen Sie es mich erklären

    English-German students dictionary > explain

  • 8 explain

    [ɪk'spleɪn] 1.

    I can't explain — non posso spiegare, non so spiegarlo

    that explains it!questo spiega o chiarisce tutto!

    2.
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    [ik'splein]
    1) (to make (something) clear or easy to understand: Can you explain the railway timetable to me?; Did she explain why she was late?) spiegare
    2) (to give, or be, a reason for: I cannot explain his failure; That explains his silence.) spiegare
    - explanatory
    - explain away
    * * *
    [ɪk'spleɪn] 1.

    I can't explain — non posso spiegare, non so spiegarlo

    that explains it!questo spiega o chiarisce tutto!

    2.

    English-Italian dictionary > explain

  • 9 explain

    explain [ɪk'spleɪn]
    (a) (clarify) expliquer;
    he explained to us how the machine worked il nous a expliqué comment la machine marchait;
    to explain sth in full expliquer qch en détail;
    she explained that she was a tourist in the city elle a expliqué qu'elle était dans la ville en touriste;
    that is easily explained, that is easy to explain c'est facile à expliquer, cela s'explique facilement;
    that explains everything voilà qui explique tout
    (b) (account for) expliquer;
    she's got a cold, which explains or will explain why she's off work today elle a un rhume, ce qui explique pourquoi elle ne travaille pas aujourd'hui;
    to explain oneself s'expliquer;
    I think you'd better explain yourself je crois que tu ferais mieux de t'expliquer
    (clarify) expliquer;
    I don't understand, you'll need to explain je ne comprends pas, il va falloir que tu m'expliques;
    you've got a bit of or a little or some explaining to do il va falloir que tu t'expliques
    (justify, excuse) justifier;
    explain that away if you can! essayez donc de justifier cela!;
    how did he manage to explain away the broken vase? quelle raison a-t-il trouvée pour expliquer que le vase soit cassé?

    Un panorama unique de l'anglais et du français > explain

  • 10 explain

    [ik'splein]
    1) (to make (something) clear or easy to understand: Can you explain the railway timetable to me?; Did she explain why she was late?) forklare
    2) (to give, or be, a reason for: I cannot explain his failure; That explains his silence.) forklare; begrunde
    - explanatory
    - explain away
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    [ik'splein]
    1) (to make (something) clear or easy to understand: Can you explain the railway timetable to me?; Did she explain why she was late?) forklare
    2) (to give, or be, a reason for: I cannot explain his failure; That explains his silence.) forklare; begrunde
    - explanatory
    - explain away

    English-Danish dictionary > explain

  • 11 explain

    {iks'plein}
    v обяснявам, разяснявам
    тълкувам, пояснявам (to someone някому)
    to EXPLAIN away давам задоволително обяснение/оправдание
    to EXPLAIN oneself обяснявам какво искам да кажа, обяснявам поведението/мотивите си
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    {iks'plein} v обяснявам, разяснявам; тълкувам, пояснявам (to
    * * *
    уяснявам; тълкувам; разяснявам; обяснявам; пояснявам; изяснявам;
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    1. to explain away давам задоволително обяснение/оправдание 2. to explain oneself обяснявам какво искам да кажа, обяснявам поведението/мотивите си 3. v обяснявам, разяснявам 4. тълкувам, пояснявам (to someone някому)
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    explain[iks´plein] v обяснявам, разяснявам; тълкувам; пояснявам; let me \explain нека да обясня; that \explains matters това обяснява всичко; to \explain away обяснявам, давам задоволително обяснение (оправдание); to \explain o.s. оправдавам се, обяснявам се.

    English-Bulgarian dictionary > explain

  • 12 explain

    v объяснять: to explain smth to smb — объяснять что-либо кому-либо; to explain (to smb) that/why/how… — объяснить (кому-либо), что/почему/как …. (1). Глагол to explain может иметь два дополнения — прямое и предложное косвенное: explain smth to smb, но подлежащим пассивной конструкции может быть только прямое дополнение:

    The rule was explained to me — Мне объяснили это правило.

    Эта же особенность пассивных форм относится к ряду других глаголов, у которых могут быть два дополнения. К таким глаголам относятся глаголы to describe, to dictate, to declare, to deliver, to mention, to prove, to present, to point out, to repeat, to recommend. (2). Косвенное дополнение при глаголе to explain, независимо от того, стоит ли оно перед или после прямого дополнения, всегда употребляется с предлогом to:

    Can you explain this rule to meВы можете мне объяснить это правило?

    Ср. Explain to me how to get there — Объясните мне, как туда добраться.

    (3). See describe, v (1).

    English-Russian word troubles > explain

  • 13 explain

    [ɪk'spleɪn]
    v
    - explain smth to smb
    - explain that..., why..., how..
    USAGE:
    (1.) Глагол to explain может иметь два дополнения - прямое и предложное косвенное - explain smth to smb, но подлежащим пассивной конструкции может быть только прямое дополнение: the rule was explained to me мне объяснили это правило. Эта же особенность пассивных форм относится к ряду других глаголов, у которых могут быть два дополнения. К таким глаголам относятся глаголы to describe, to dictate, to declare, to deliver, to mention, to prove, to present, to point out, to repeat, to recommend. (2.) Косвенное дополнение при глаголе to explain, независимо от того, стоит ли оно перед прямым дополнением или после него, всегда употребляется с предлогом to: can you explain this rule to me вы можете мне объяснить это правило? ср. explain to me how to get there объясните мне, как туда добраться. (3.) See describe, v; USAGE (1.).

    English-Russian combinatory dictionary > explain

  • 14 explain

    A vtr ( all contexts) expliquer (that que ; to à) ; ‘it's like this,’ he explained ‘c'est ainsi,’ a-t-il expliqué ; can you explain? peux-tu m'/lui etc expliquer? ; I can't explain je ne peux pas l'expliquer ; that explains it! ça explique tout!
    B v refl to explain oneself s'expliquer.
    explain away [sth], explain [sth] away trouver des justifications à [problem, change].

    Big English-French dictionary > explain

  • 15 explain

    ɪksˈpleɪn гл.
    1) объяснять;
    раскрывать, разъяснять;
    изъяснять, толковать (значение) (to) to explain satisfactorily ≈ толково объяснять to explain by giving an example ≈ объяснять на примере She explained the problem to me. ≈ Она объяснила мне суть проблемы. He explained to us that the examination would take place later. ≈ Он объяснил нам, что экзамен состоится позже. Syn: clarify, unfold
    2) давать объяснения, объяснять (причину, поведение) He explained why he was late. ≈ Он объяснил, почему опоздал. Syn: accountexplain away объяснять - to * the meaning of a word объяснить значение слова - * this problem to me объясните мне эту задачу - * to me what this means объясните мне, что это значит оправдываться, давать объяснения - he was unable to * his conduct он не смог объяснить своего поведения - he *ed that he had been delayed by the rain он объяснил, что задержался из-за дождя - when he has done wrong he never *s когда он поступает неправильно, он никогда не оправдывается толковать, разъяснять - to * smb.'s viewpoint изложить /разъяснить, развить/ чью-л. точку зрения объясняться;
    объяснять свое поведение, свои мотивы и т. п. explain давать объяснения ~ объяснять;
    толковать (значение) ~ объяснять ~ объясняться ~ оправдывать, объяснять ( поведение) ;
    to explain oneself объясниться;
    представить объяснения (в свое оправдание) ~ оправдываться ~ разъяснять ~ толковать, разъяснять ~ толковать ~ away оправдываться ~ in detail подробно объяснять ~ оправдывать, объяснять (поведение) ;
    to explain oneself объясниться;
    представить объяснения (в свое оправдание)

    Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь > explain

  • 16 explain

    [ik'splein]
    1) (to make (something) clear or easy to understand: Can you explain the railway timetable to me?; Did she explain why she was late?) explicar
    2) (to give, or be, a reason for: I cannot explain his failure; That explains his silence.) explicar
    - explanatory
    - explain away
    * * *
    ex.plain
    [ikspl'ein] vt+vi 1 explicar, esclarecer, elucidar, ilustrar. can you explain your conduct? / você pode justificar a sua conduta? 2 interpretar. 3 motivar, fundamentar. to explain away dar satisfação (geralmente sobre atitudes ou ações erradas).

    English-Portuguese dictionary > explain

  • 17 explain

    English-French dictionary > explain

  • 18 explain

    [ıkʹspleın] v
    1. объяснять

    explain to me what this means - объясните мне, что это значит

    2. оправдываться, давать объяснения

    he was unable to explain his conduct - он не смог объяснить своего поведения

    he explained that he had been delayed by the rain - он объяснил, что задержался из-за дождя

    when he has done wrong he never explains - когда он поступает неправильно, он никогда не оправдывается

    3. толковать, разъяснять

    to explain smb.'s viewpoint - изложить /разъяснить, развить/ чью-л. точку зрения

    4. refl
    1) объясняться
    2) объяснять своё поведение, свои мотивы и т. п.

    НБАРС > explain

  • 19 explain

    [ik'splein]
    1) (to make (something) clear or easy to understand: Can you explain the railway timetable to me?; Did she explain why she was late?) pojasniti
    2) (to give, or be, a reason for: I cannot explain his failure; That explains his silence.) razložiti
    - explanatory
    - explain away
    * * *
    [ikspléin]
    transitive verb & intransitive verb
    razložiti, pojasniti, (raz)tolmačiti, navesti razloge
    to explain o.s.opravičiti se

    English-Slovenian dictionary > explain

  • 20 explain

    [ɪks'pleɪn]
    vt
    wyjaśniać (wyjaśnić perf), tłumaczyć (wytłumaczyć perf)
    Phrasal Verbs:
    * * *
    [ik'splein]
    1) (to make (something) clear or easy to understand: Can you explain the railway timetable to me?; Did she explain why she was late?) wyjaśniać
    2) (to give, or be, a reason for: I cannot explain his failure; That explains his silence.) wytłumaczyć
    - explanatory
    - explain away

    English-Polish dictionary > explain

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