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Se Rendre Compte (To Realize) Meaning, Conjugation, Examples

The French pronominal verb se rendre compte means to realize. In the table below the video you’ll see the conjugation in the present tense.

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present tense conjugation

  • je me rends compte – I realize
  • tu te rends compte – you realize (singular, familiar)
  • il, elle se rend compte – He/she/one realizes
  • nous nous rendons compte – We realize
  • vous vous rendez compte – You realize (plural, formal)
  • ils, elles se rendent compte – They realize

example sentences

Here are some example sentences. You must conjugate the past tense with être as this is a reflexive verb.

  • Est-ce que tu te rends compte que tu n’as plus d’argent?
    Do you realize that you’re out of money?
  • Je me rends compte que nous sommes presque là.
    I realize we are almost there.
  • Je me suis rendu compte que j’étais en retard.
    She realized she was late.
  • Maintenent tu te rends compte que les verbes français ne sont pas faciles.
    Now you realize that French verbs are not easy.
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