I want to encourage the person to re-tell something with their own words or reflect on certain topic. The closest I can come up with is "Comment comprenez-vous cette information?".

  • without context, it's difficult to tell ;) I have tens of ways to say that
    – Arthur
    Nov 29, 2015 at 0:58

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If you want to ask a person to explain something in their own words, you could use the verb paraphraser (just as you could use the verb to paraphrase in English).

  • Paraphrasez cela.
  • Paraphrasez la phrase.
  • ...

You could also use reformuler:

Reformulez avec vos propre mots.


You can say "Pouvez-vous reformuler la problématique?". This expression is often used in the directives to write essays, directives given in French classes by the professors to the students..

  • Please, you have to write "problématique". Nov 28, 2015 at 17:03
  • @HorsSujet - I replaced "le problème" by "la problématique", but I forget to change the accent :(.
    – Graffito
    Nov 28, 2015 at 17:54

I would say:

Comment voyez-vous ceci ?

  • Not sure in which country, but not in France
    – Kalzem
    Dec 2, 2015 at 9:11

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