2 Definition of VenirIn order to understand the expression “Venir de”, you must understand the meaning of the verb venir.Venir = to come
3 Present Tense Je viens Tu viens Il/Elle/On vient Nous venons Vous venezIls/Elles viennent
4 When do you use Venir de? The expression Venir de has two uses. #1. Talking about a place of origin.#2. Talking about what you have just done.
5 Use #1 The first use of venir de is when speaking of someone’s origin. Ex.Fabio vient d’Italie.(Fabio comes from Italy)Guillaume vient de France.(Guillaume comes from France)Nous venons des États-Unis.(We come from the United States)
6 Use #2The second use of venir de is to explain actions that were just completedFor this use, venir de is always followed by a verb in the infinitive formvenir de + infinitiveEx:Je viens de regarder un film.(I’ve just watched a movie.)Nous venons de jouer au foot.(We have just played soccer.)
7 Now you try!! Il ____ d’Algérie. Tu ____ du manger? He comes from Algeria.Je _____ d’aller à la plage.I just went to the beach.Nous _______ de voir un éléphant!We just saw an elephant!vientTu ____ du manger?You just ate?Elles ______ de la Côte d’Ivoire.They come from the Ivory Coast.viensviensviennentvenons
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