VENIR & THE FRENCH RECENT PAST

VENIR & THE FRENCH RECENT PAST

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“VENIR” & THE RECENT PAST IN FRENCH

Conjugate VENIR & form the recent past

Learn how to conjugate VENIR in the present tense and how to use VENIR to form the recent past.

“VENIR” (to come) is a verb that is very widely used in the French language, and unfortunately its conjugation is irregular! You know what to do here, right? Memorize the stupid idiot! Here it is!

CONJUGATION OF VENIR IN THE PRESENT OF THE INDICATIVE AND THE IMPERATIVE

VENIR (Present, Indicative)                                      VENIR (Present, Imperative)

JE VIENS  (I come)                                                                         VIENS (Come!)

TU VIENS (You come)                                                                    VENONS (Let’s come! – not often used)

IL/ELLE/ON VIENT (He/She/It comes/We come)                           VENEZ (Come!)

NOUS VENONS (We come)

VOUS VENEZ (You come)

ILS VIENNENT (They come)

 

THE RECENT PAST WITH “VENIR DE”

Another important thing to know about the verb VENIR! Whenever you use the prep DE after the verb VENIR in the present tense, you end up with another tense: THE RECENT PAST.Oh la la, Hollywood Speaks French

VENIR (present) + DE + INFINITIVE = RECENT PAST

Ex. Soso vient d’arriver chez sa soeur. (Soso has just arrived at her sister’s.)

You could also find the same structure in the past. The magic formula then becomes: 

Ex. Soso venait d’arriver chez sa soeur. (Soso had just arrived at her sister’s.)

 

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