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. Oni Damilola
    4 weeks ago

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