How to Use the French Word Se Rendre Compte

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The French word  se rendre compte, pronounced,  "ra(n) dr(eu) ko(n)t ," means "to realize" or "be aware."


Je ne me suis pas rendu compte qu'il allait arriver ce soir - I didn't realize that he was going to arrive this evening

Tu te rends compte de la situation ? - Are you aware of the situation?

Et il l'a fait, tu te rends compte! - And he did it, can you imagine!

Related: rendre - to give back, return