Today’s Word: grasp

July 21, 2018 =========

☆  grasp   理解する


If you say that grasp something that is complicated or difficult to understand, it means that you understand it. For example, you might say, “I’ve been studying English for a while now, and I think I’m finally beginning to grasp it.” Or you might not be that confident and instead want to say, “I’ve been studying English for a while now, but I still haven’t grasped it.”

However, I advise you not to use that second sentence, no need to send a negative message to your brain! Remember when I talked about Afformations earlier in the month, you could say something like this instead, “Why can I grasp English so easily?” or if you wanted to be more specific, “Why can I grasp English grammar/vocabulary/past tense/spelling (and so on – choose one) so easily?”

What Afformation would you make using the word grasp?