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Conjugaison: The Verb Comprendre (To Understand) Posted by on May 4, 2011

“Je vous ai compris” (“I understood you”) is a famous political statement made in l’histoire de France. Its inherent semantic ambiguïté managed to buy some time for its inventor, le Général de Gaulle, in dealing with la guerre d’Algérie (the Algerian War), but somehow didn’t do much good, half a century later, to ex-presidents Ben Ali and Mubarak—A…

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