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Prendre, Apprendre, Comprendre…

Prendre, apprendre, comprendre, surprendre, entreprendre, reprendre.

Family of Verbs
Prendre is part of a family verbs easy to remember, they have the same conjugation.

1. Prendre

Meaning: To take (mainly)

Conjugation of the verb Prendre in French (present tense / passé composé)

Présent Passé Composé
Je prends J´ai pris
Tu prends Tu as pris
Il, elle prend Il, elle a pris
Nous prenons Nous avons pris
Vous prenez Vous avez pris
Ils, elles prennent Ils, elles ont pris

2. Apprendre

Meaning: To learn
Présent Passé Composé
J´apprends J´ai appris
Tu apprends Tu as appris
Il, elle apprend Il, elle a appris
Nous apprenons Nous avons appris
Vous apprenez Vous avez appris
Ils, elles apprennent Ils, elles ont appris

3. Comprendre

Meaning: To understand

I am sure now that you can guess the conjugation.

Présent Passé Composé
Je comprends J´ai compris
Tu comprends Tu as compris
Il, elle comprend Il, elle a compris
Nous comprenons Nous avons compris
Vous comprenez Vous avez compris
Ils, elles comprennent Ils, elles ont compris

4. Entreprendre

Meaning: to undertake, to set about

J’ai entrepris d’apprendre le français: I undertook French studies

5. Reprendre

Meaning: to take again, to take back, to resume

Reprends du gâteau si tu veux: Take some cake again if you want.
Reprends to crayon: Take your pencil back
Je reprends lundi: I start work again on Monday

6. Surprendre

Meaning: to catch someone doing something, to surprise

On l’a surpris en train de voler: He was caught stealing
Alors là, tu me surprends ! Well, you surprise me!

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