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French Phrase of the Day

je ne comprends pas



Definitions

French > English
je ne comprends pas
     1. Phrase. I don't understand.
Analysis
je
     1. pron. I
ne
     1. part. (literary) not (used alone to negate a verb; now chiefly with the verbs pouvoir, savoir, cesser and oser)
     2. part. not, no (used before a verb, with a subsequent element following; see Usage Notes, below)
     3. part. Used in a subordinate clause before a subjunctive verb (especially when the main verb expresses doubt or fear), to provide extra overtones of doubt or uncertainty (but not negating its verb); the so-c
     4. part. In comparative clauses usually translated with the positive sense of the subsequent negative
           apprendre le français est plus facile qu'on ne pense - learning French is easier than you think
comprends
     1. v. first-person singular present indicative of comprendre
           Je ne comprends pas.
             I don't know.
     2. v. second-person singular present indicative of comprendre
     3. v. second-person singular imperative of comprendre
     comprendre
          1. v. to understand
                Est-ce que vous avez bien compris ?
                  Did you understand?
          2. v. to include
pas
     1. n-m. step, pace, footstep
     2. n-m. (geography) strait (e.g., Pas de Calais, "Strait of Dover")
     3. adv. (ne ... pas) not
           Je ne sais pas. - I don't know
     4. adv. (colloquial, spoken) not

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