Mini Lesson – I don’t understand!

Short French lesson on the verb comprendre (to understand) and expressions like I don’t understand anything, Do you understand?, I totally understand.


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Comprendre

to understand


Je comprends


Tu comprends


Il/Elle comprend


Nous comprenons


Vous comprenez


Ils/Elles comprennent


Elle comprend bien.

She has a good understanding.


Je ne comprends pas.

I don’t understand.


Je comprends pas.

I don’t understand.


Est-ce que tu comprends?

Do you understand?


Non! Je ne comprends pas!

No! I don’t understand!


Non! Je ne comprends rien!

No! I don’t understand (nothing) anything!


rien

nothing


C’est rien!

It’s nothing!


Je ne comprends rien!

I don’t understand nothing! (anything)


Tu comprends?

Do you understand?


Non! Je comprends rien! (short version – everyday conversations)

No! I don’t understand anything!


Moi non plus!

Me neither!


moi

me


C’est moi!

It’s me!


C’est pas moi!

It’s not me!


Est-ce que vous comprenez?

Do you understand? (formal or talking to a group)


Oui! Je comprends bien!

Yes! I totally understand!


Tu comprends la situation?

You understand the situation?


Oui! Je comprends très bien!

Yes I understand very well! Yes I totally understand!


Tu me comprends?

You understand (me)? You feel me? You understand where I’m coming from?


Vous me comprenez?

You understand where I’m coming from? (formal)


Tu me comprends?

You understand where I’m coming from? (casual)


Je ne vous comprends pas.

I don’t (can’t) understand you. (formal)


Je ne te comprends pas.

I don’t understand you. (casual)



 

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  1. Gyorgy Kandra
    7 months ago

    Merci beaucoup JeFrench.
    I love this method, especially the detailed expanations of grammar and pronunciation.
    These lessons give support and motivation for the Weekly lessons. Please continue.


  2. Pauline Lee
    7 months ago

    My only second lesson….I’m truly understanding the dialogue, pronunciation and grammar! Merci..


  3. wilmer sanchez
    11 months ago

    gracias je french


  4. Arpin
    11 months ago

    Thank you very much!!! The lessons you offer are really worth studying…. Thank you for helping to improve my French,,, I am looking forward to speaking French well enough as soon as possible ,,,


  5. Joses
    11 months ago

    Wow… This is really great. Oui! Je comprends bien!!! C’est moi joses sayin merci beaucoup..


  6. Romina
    11 months ago

    Merci beaucoup ,thank you so much these mini lessons help me so much.i love it


  7. Moin Shaikh
    11 months ago

    merci beaucoup!


  8. Lisa Nash
    11 months ago

    Very good – I like that you are leaving us time to repeat the words/sentences and at times you are asking us to repeat. That’s helpful. Thanks!


  9. shoora
    11 months ago

    thank you so much


  10. ital
    11 months ago

    i love this …thanks im learning something new every week