How to overcome comprehension issues?

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Do you avoid interactions in French because you are afraid of not understanding or not being understood?

Do you struggle with the idea of answering a phone call in French?


I want to show you a simple way to learn how to overcome comprehension issues in French and react serenely.


How to overcome “comprehension issues” in French?


I advise you to brainstorm vocabulary so that you can :

1 – explain the situation

2 – ask for help.


Let’s take some examples.


Situation 1 –

You are talking to someone and the person often repeats the same word that you don’t know.


1- Explain

“désolée, je ne comprends pas le mot «blabla »”

2- Ask for help

« qu’est-ce que ça veut dire ? »


Situation 2

You just asked a question but you didn’t understand the answer you were given.


1- Explain
“désolée je n’ai pas compris votre réponse”

2- Ask for help
“vous pouvez répéter s’il vous plait ” ?


Troubleshoot the 5 most frequent comprehension issues!

➖ Make a list of the 5 most frequent communication situations OR the communication issues you are most afraid of.

➖ For each situation, look for the vocabulary you need to clearly explain the problem (step 1) and ask for help (step 2).


Here are some translation tools that might be useful :

👉Reverso context 




With more vocabulary, you will be able to face these delicate moments with more serenity.


Share in the comments the phrases you have found to help you overcome these situations!


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