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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"):
|Nous venons de Toulouse.||We’re from Toulouse.|
(literally, "We come from Toulouse.")
|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.|
Venir de = to have just
|Il vient de partir.||He just left.|
|Nous venons de manger.||We just ate.|
Venir in action
Antonym: aller (to go)
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