Why does the first person conjugation of comprends have an s when none of the other verbs do?! I like Duolingo a lot, but at some point it would be nice to learn a rule or two instead of just constantly feeling like an idiot for being quizzed on things I've never learned.
Comprendre is an irregular verb and so are the other verbs ending in prendre (prendre, comprendre, apprendre...). These are conjugated by removing the -endre and adding the following:
it is common for verbs that end in -re such as vendre (je vends) or attendre (j'attends)
I remember this verb because comprend sounds a lot like comprehend which means to grasp or to understand.
Because there is no "do" and I am pretty sure "I understand" is proper English
I said "Je comprende" and I was told I just had a typo. No, I definitely had this wrong.
google translate has a good voice dicction and forvo it's a site where native lenguaje speakers pronounce the words, you should check them.
I know this has nothing to do with this lesson, but could "Oui" be used like "Yes! We won!" In celebration? Or is there an other word for it?
Here is a site with the conjugation of the word comprend http://www.vertalen.nu/vervoeging?vervoeg=comprendtaal=fr It is a dutch site but I hope it helps
think of it as a conjugate of the english word "comprehend" which could also mean understand.