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venir

English translation of venir

come

The French word 'venir' means 'come' in English. It is a very common verb in French and used just like its English counterpart. It can describe a person or thing coming to a place or event, and it can also refer to the act of arriving. It is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Remember, its conjugation can be irregular, so make sure to follow the correct pattern.


Example sentences using: venir

Elles viennent demain.

English translation of Elles viennent demain.

They are coming tomorrow.

This sentence uses 'venir' to denote a future action or event.

D'où venez-vous?

English translation of D'où venez-vous?

Where do you come from?

In this question, 'venir' is used to inquire about a person’s origin or residence.

Nous venons pour voir le film.

English translation of Nous venons pour voir le film.

We are coming to see the film.

This usage of 'venir' indicates the reason or purpose for the speaker's arrival or presence.

Tu dois venir chez moi.

English translation of Tu dois venir chez moi.

You have to come to my house.

This sentence uses 'venir' in the sense of moving to or arriving at a specific destination. It is a directive to the person being addressed, expressing the speaker's wish or expectation that they will arrive at the speaker's house.

Je viens de manger.

English translation of Je viens de manger.

I have just eaten.

Here 'venir de' is used to express a very recent past action, literally translating to 'coming from'. It roughly equates to the English 'have just'.

Il vient de Paris.

English translation of Il vient de Paris.

He is from Paris.

In this context, 'venir' is used to indicate a person’s origin or where they come from.

Les invités viennent à la fête.

English translation of Les invités viennent à la fête.

The guests are coming to the party.

Here, 'venir' is again used in the sense of moving to or arriving at a specific destination.

La bonne nouvelle vient de lui.

English translation of La bonne nouvelle vient de lui.

The good news comes from him.

In this sentence, 'venir' is used to specify the source from where the good news comes.

La pluie vient d'arrêter.

English translation of La pluie vient d'arrêter.

The rain has just stopped.

Again, 'venir de' is used to express an action that occurred in the very recent past.

Je viens avec vous à l’école.

English translation of Je viens avec vous à l’école.

I am coming with you to the school.

Using 'venir' in this sentence is expressing the speaker’s intention of accompanying the listener(s) to school.

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