Venir – to come

Venir - to come
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French verb coming

Venir is one of the most common and useful French verbs and has irregular conjugations in most tenses and moods. Venir literally means "to come" and is required to create the recent past.

Venir = to come

Generally speaking, venir is equivalent to "to come" (the opposite of aller – "to go"):

Par exemple…

Qui vient ce soir ?   Who’s coming tonight?
Pierre vient avec moi.   Pierre is coming with me.
Il vient pour le café.   He comes for the coffee.
Je viens de Rome.   I’m from Rome.
(literally, "I come from Rome.")

Venir de = to have just

Venir de plus an infinitive creates the recent past.

Il vient de partir.   He just left.
Nous venons de manger.   We just ate.

Venir in action

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French antonym Antonym: aller  (to go)
 

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French expressions with venir
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