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