Venir Conjugation in the Present Tense [+9 Examples & Quiz]

venir conjugation in the present tense

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In this French grammar lesson, you will learn about venir conjugation in the present tense.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how venir is conjugated in French
  • how venir is used in French
  • how venir has derivative verbs
  • how venir is pronounced in French
  • how venir is used in sentences in French
  • how you can quiz yourself on venir conjugation in the present tense
  • how to practice with flashcards on venir conjugation in the present tense
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this fits in French A1.

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about venir conjugation in the present tense.

Table of Contents

Venir Conjugation in the Present Tense Table

jeviens
tuviens
il/elle/onvient
nousvenons
vousvenez
ils/ellesviennent

Usage of Venir

This section on venir conjugation in the present tense will show you how venir is used in French.

Venir means “to come” and falls in the second group of -ir verb conjugations.

This verb is used very often in French and there are 4 use cases for it.

The first one is the most important one for you to know in this lesson.

The remaining ones are just here so you can see how they are used.

These remaining ones have dedicated lessons which you will encounter as you proceed in French A1.

  1. Venir can be used to indicate that someone will move from one place to another. This is also how “to come” is used in English.

Tom veut-il venir ?

Does Tom want to come?

Il est sûr de venir.

He’s sure to come.

  1. Venir can be used to indicate which city someone is from. The preposition de will be placed after venir.

Je viens de Paris.

I am from Paris.

  1. Venir can be used to indicate which region/state/province/country someone is from. For the masculine ones de/d’ must be used after venir. For the feminine ones du/d’ must be placed after venir. For the plural ones, des must be placed after venir.

Je viens du Royaume-Uni.

I am from the United Kingdom.

Elle vient des États-Unis.

She is from the United States.

Ils viennent de Lombardie.

They are from Lombardy.

  1. Venir can be used to indicate that something has just happened. This is called the passé recent. It’s formed by venir de + infinitive.

Nous venons de terminer le petit-déjeuner.

We just finished breakfast.

Vous venez de faire une grosse erreur.

You just made a big mistake.

Derivatives of Venir: -enir Verbs

appartenirto belong
convenirto agree / to suit
contenirto contain
devenirto become
obtenir to obtain
parvenir to manage / to achieve
retenirto retain / to hold back
revenir to come back
soutenir to support
tenirto hold/ to keep

As you can see this group of -enir verbs has important verbs that you should be aware of.

All of these verbs are conjugated in the same way.

You can see some them in action in the example sentences chapter.

The -enir verbs fall in the second group of the -ir verbs.

Pronunciation of Venir

In this section on venir conjugation in the present tense we will focus on pronunciation.

There are 2 important rules to take into account when you want to pronounce a venir conjugation in the present tense in French.

  1. The je, tu, and il/elle/on verb forms all have the same pronunciation. The -s andt endings are not pronounced. In this case, it is just the “vien” part that gets pronounced.

Je viens

Tu viens

Il vient

All these verbs have the same exact pronunciation.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

  1. In the ils/elles verb form, you don’t pronounce the -ent ending. In this case, it is just the “vienn” part that gets pronounced.

Ils viennent

The last letter that is pronounced is the “n“.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

Example Sentences with Venir Conjugation in the Present Tense

The final section of this lesson on venir conjugation in the present tense is about seeing it in action, so you can improve your understanding on venir conjugation in the present tense through example sentences.

Here are some example sentences that show how venir is used French.

Je viens de Paris.

I am from Paris.

Je viens du Royaume-Uni.

I am from the United Kingdom.

Qu’est-ce que tu tiens?

What are you holding?

Tom veut-il venir?

Does Tom want to come?

Il est sûr de venir.

He’s sure to come.

Elle vient des États-Unis.

She is from the United States.

Nous venons de terminer le petit-déjeuner.

We just finished breakfast.

Vous venez de faire une grosse erreur.

You just made a big mistake.

Ils viennent de Lombardie.

They are from Lombardy.

Quiz Yourself on Venir Conjugation in the Present Tense

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Conjugate: VenirJe du Royaume-Uni. [I am from the United Kingdom.]
Conjugate: VenirElle des États-Unis. [She is from the United States.]
Conjugate: VenirNous de terminer le petit-déjeuner. [We just finished breakfast.]
Conjugate: VenirVous de faire une grosse erreur. [You just made a big mistake.]
Conjugate: VenirIls de Lombardie. [They are from Lombardy.]

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