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What just happened? You can explain what happened in the recent past with the construction venir de + infinitive, the French equivalent of "to have just done."
|Je viens de terminer ce puzzle.||I just finished this puzzle.|
|Martin vient de se réveiller.||Martin just woke up.|
|Nous venons d’arriver.||We just arrived.|
Venir de can also be used in the imperfect to say "had just done" something, when something else happened.
|Je venais de terminer ce puzzle quand….||I’d just finished this puzzle when….|
|Martin venait de se réveiller quand….||Martin had just woken up when…|
|Nous venions d’arriver quand….||We’d just arrived when….|
French past tenses
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