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'Do you understand?' in many languages

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How to ask people if they understand you in many different languages.

Key to abbreviations: vinf = very informal, inf = informal, frm = formal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person), m = said by males, f = said by females

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Language Do you understand?
Afrikaans Verstaan jy?
Albanian (Tosk) A e kupton?
A më kuptoni?
Më kuptoni?
Amharic ገባሀ? (Gäbah?) >m
ገባሸ? (Gäbaš?) >f
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
m (hal tafhamu?) هل تفهمُ؟
f (hal tafhamina?) هل تفهمين؟
Assamese আপুনি বুজি পায়নে?
(apuni buzi payne?) - frm
তুমি বুজি পোৱানে?
(tumi buzi pûwane?) - inf
তই বুজি পাৱনে?
(Toi buzi paone?) - vinf
Basque Ulertzen duzu?
Bavarian Hosd mi? (inf)
Bengali আপনি কি বোঝেন? (apni ki bojhen?) - frm
তুমি কি বোঝো? (tumi ki bojho?) inf
তুই কি বুঝিস? (tui ki bujhish?) - vinf
Bikol Nasasabutan mo?
Breton Kompren a rez? (inf)
Kompren a ret? (frm)
Bulgarian Разбираш ли? (Razbiraš li?) inf
Разбирате ли? (Razbirate li?) frm
Burmese နားလည်သလား။
(nà-leh-dhala?)
Catalan Entens?
Central Dusun Karati ko po nangku dii? (sg)
Karati ko? (inf/sg)
Karati kou po nangku dii? (pl)
Chabacano de Zamboanga Ta entende, tu?
Chinese
(Cantonese)
你明唔明呀? (néih mìhngm̀hmìhng a)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
你聽得懂嗎? [你听得懂吗?]
(Nǐ tīngdédǒng ma?)
你明白嗎? [你明白吗?]
(Nǐ míngbai ma?)
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
你聽有無? (lí thiaⁿ-ū-bô?)
Choctaw Chi anukfo̱kka ho̱? (sg)
Hʋchi anukfo̱kka ho̱? (pl)
Chuukese Ka wewe?
Coastal Kadazan Kalati ko po naku dii? (sg)
Kalati ko? (inf/sg)
Kalati kou po naku dii? (pl)
Cornish A wodhesta konvedhes? (sg)
A wodhowgh hwi konvedhes? (pl)
Creek Kērretskv? (sg)
Kērratskv? (pl)
Croatian Razumiješ? (inf)
Razumijete? (frm)
Czech Rozumíš? (inf)
Rozumíte? (frm)
Danish Forstår du?
Dutch Begrijpt u? (frm)
Begrijp je? (inf)
Efik Anwaña fi?
Estonian Kas sa saad aru?
Filipino Naiintindihán mo?
Finnish Ymmärrätkö?
French Comprends tu? (sg)
T'as-tu compris? (sg)
Tu as compris? (sg)
As-tu compris? (sg)
Comprenez vous? (frm/pl)
German Verstehst du? (sg)
Verstehen Sie? (frm/pl)
Gujarati તમે શમજોછો? (Tamē śamajōchō?)
Haitian Creole Ou konprann?
Eske ou konprann?
Hausa Kana jin harshen?
Ka gane? (>m)
Kin gane? (>f)
Hindi क्या आप समझे? (Kyā āp samajhe?)
Hungarian Érted?
Érti?
Értitek?
Értik?
Indonesian Apakah saudara mengerti?
Irish (Gaelic) An dtuigeann tú? (sg)
An dtuigeann sibh? (pl)
Italian Capisci? (sg)
Capisce? (frm/pl)
Japanese わかりますか (wakarimasu ka?) - frm
Kannada ನಿಮಗೆ ಆರ್ಥವಾತ್ತ? (nimage ārthavāgatta?)
Kashmiri त्वहि छा फिकिरि तरान?
(Tvahi chaa phikiri taraan?)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Tu têdigihijî?
Latin Intellegisne? (neutral expectation)
Intellegistisne? (pl)
Intellegis nonne? (positive expectation)
Intellegistis nonne? (pl)
Intellegis num? (negative expectation)
Intellegistis num? (pl)
Scisne?
Scistisne?
Scis nonne?
Scistis nonne?
Scis num?
Scistis num?
Luxembourgish Verstitt dir? (frm)
Verstees du? (inf)
Malagasy Azonao ve?
Malay Adakah saudara faham?
Maltese Fhimt?
Fhimtni?
Norwegian Forstår du?
Pashto (ta poheegee?) ته پوهيږې؟
Portuguese Percebe?
Punjabi ਕੀਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਸਮੱਝ ਲੱਗਿਆ? / کیہ تہانوں سمجھ لگیا؟
(kituhanoon samijh lagia?)
Quechua ¿Intindinkichu?
¿Hapinkichu?
Romansh Chapeschas ti?
Russian Ты понимаешь?
(Ty ponimayesh’?) - inf
Вы понимаете?
(Vy ponimayete?) - frm/pl
Scottish Gaelic A bheil thu a' tuigsinn? (inf)
A bheil sibh a' tuigsinn? (frm/pl)
Shona Munonzvisisa here?
Sinhala තේරෙනවා ද (tērenavā da?)
Slovak Rozumieš? (sg)
Rozumiete? (pl)
Somali Miyaad fahantay?
Spanish ¿Entiendes? (sg)
¿Entiendéis? (pl)
¿Entiende usted? (frm)
¿Comprende? (frm)
¿Comprendes? (inf)
Swahili Unaelewa?
Swedish Förstår du?
Fattaru? (colloquial)
Tagalog Nauunawaan mo?
Thai เข้าใจไหม? (khâo jai mái)
Tibetan ཧ་གོ་སོང་ངས་། (ha-ko song ngay)
Turkish Anladın mı? (sg/inf)
Anlıyor musun? (sg/inf)
Anladınız mı? (sg/frm)
Anlıyor musunuz? (sg/frm)
Anladınız mı? (pl/ inf & frm)
Anlıyor musunuz? (pl / inf & frm)
Tuvaluan Koe e malamalama? (sg)
Koulua e malamalama? (du)
Koutou e malamalama? (pl)
Urdu کیا تم سمجھ رہے ہو؟
(Kyá tum samajh rahe ho?) - inf/sg/m
کیا تم سمجھ رہی ہو؟
(Kyá tum samajh rahí ho?) - inf/sg/f
کیا آپ سمجھ رہے ہیں؟
(Kyá áp samajh rahe haiñ?) - frm/pl/m
کیا آپ سمجھ رہی ہیں؟
(Kyá áp samajh rahí haiñ?) - frm/pl/f
سمجھے؟
(Samjhe?) - inf/m
سمجھی؟
(Samjhí?) - inf/f
Vietnamese Ông có hiểu không?
Welsh Wyt ti'n deall? (inf)
Dach chi'n deall? (frm/pl)
Wolof Dégg nga?
Xhosa Uyaqonda?
Yoruba Ṣé ó yé ọ?
Zulu Uyezwa?
Auxiliary and constructed languages
Esperanto Ĉu vi komprenas?
Klingon bIyaj'a'? (sg)
Suyaj'a'? (pl)
Laala Haha da?
Talossan ¿Cumprencás’t? (inf)
¿Cumprenchetz voi? (frm/pl)
Toki Pona sina sona ala sona?

Translations by Iac Marscheir, Igor Kusin, Layne Ainsworth, Sampo Syreeni, Тодор Николов, Krishna May, Diodan Maliferr, Marc Pasquin, Nikola Áron Bölöni, Brad Wilson, Jean-Paul Potet, Sommardan Stenborg, Karl Ian Basilla Basallote, Fredrik Adevåg, Sagir Ahmed Msa, Abu Saleh Mohammad Sultan, Коки Сонце, Steve Hewitt, Lùthais MacGriogair, Jason Bullett, Moh'd Shakeb Baig, Dan Baisden, Mehmet

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Translations of 'Do you understand?' in many languages
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