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(je n’ai) rien compris : (I didn’t) understand a thingCOMPRENDRE
« Rien compris » alone is spoken language. It’s a contraction of « je n’ai rien compris » (« I didn’t understand a thing »).
-Tu as lu Le Discours de la Méthode ? -Oui, rien compris. Did you read "Discourse on the Method"? -Yes, but I didn’t understand one thing!
comprendre : to understand
Je comprends l’espagnol et le swahili. I understand Spanish and Swahili.
comprendre in simple past : compris
J’ai compris. I understood.
Je n’ai pas compris. I didn’t understand.

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