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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan, from Latin comprendere, late form of comprehendere, present active infinitive of comprehendō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

comprendre (first-person singular present comprenc, past participle comprès)

  1. to include
  2. to incorporate, to contain
  3. to comprehend, to understand, to grasp

ConjugationEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (comprehend, understand, grasp): entendre

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ReferencesEdit

  • 1998, Joan Baptista Xuriguera, Els Verbs Catalans Conjugats, 35th edition, Editorial Claret, →ISBN, page 24:

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin comprehendere, present active infinitive of comprehendō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.pʁɑ̃dʁ/
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VerbEdit

comprendre

  1. to understand
    Est-ce que vous avez bien compris ?
    Did you understand?
  2. to include

ConjugationEdit

This verb is conjugated on the model of prendre. That means it is quite irregular, with the following patterns:

  • In the infinitive, in the singular forms of the present indicative, and in the future and the conditional, it is conjugated like rendre, perdre, etc. (sometimes called the regular -re verbs).
  • In the plural forms of the present indicative and imperative, in the imperfect indicative, in the present subjunctive, and in the present participle, it is conjugated like appeler or jeter, using the stem comprenn- before mute ‘e’ and the stem compren- elsewhere.
  • In the past participle, and in the past historic and the imperfect subjunctive, its conjugation resembles that of mettre.

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