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"He did not understand you."

Translation:Il ne t'a pas compris.

January 20, 2013



In the sentence, the translation given was "Il ne t'a pas comprise." I was wondering if this is in the passe compose, why the use of compris(e), as opposed to compris ?


Without any context, we have to assume that the person "he" is talking to is a woman.

The agreement of the past participate with verb "avoir" is very tricky: it agrees with the direct object IF AND ONLY the object is placed before the verb.

"Il n'a pas compris ses paroles" -> "compris" is invariable because object "paroles" is after the verb.

"Les paroles qu'il n'a pas comprises" -> "comprises" agrees with object "paroles" (feminine plural) because it is placed before the verb.

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