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Definition of Venir In order to understand the expressionVenir de, you must understand the meaning of the verb venir. Venir = to come
Present Tense Jeviens Tu viens Il/Elle/On vient Nous venons Vous venez Ils/Elles viennent
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.
Use #1 The first use of venir de is when speaking of someones origin. Ex. Fabio vient dItalie. (Fabio comes from Italy) Guillaume vient de France. (Guillaume comes from France) Nous venons des États-Unis. (We come from the United States)
Use #2 The second use of venir de is to explain actions that were just completed For this use, venir de is always followed by a verb in the infinitive form venir de + infinitive Ex: Je viens de regarder un film. (Ive just watched a movie.) Nous venons de jouer au foot. (We have just played soccer.)
Now you try!! Il ____ dAlgérie. He comes from Algeria. Je _____ daller à la plage. I just went to the beach. Nous _______ de voir un éléphant! We just saw an elephant! Tu ____ du manger? You just ate? Elles ______ de la Côte dIvoire. They come from the Ivory Coast. vientviens viennent venons