Venir Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

venir conjugation in the present tense

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

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

In this lesson you will also learn how the verbs in this group are conjugated by using venir as an example.

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 venir conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.

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

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.

The verb venir means “to come”.

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

Each of them will be mentioned, however for the second, third, and fourth use case seperate lessons will be made as well as they deserve a more in-depth explanation.

  1. Venir can be used to indicate that someone will move from one place to another.

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 place 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.

Similar Verbs to Venir

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 sentence chapter.

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 we want to pronounce a venir conjugation in the present tense in French.

  1. The je, tu, and il/elle/on form all have the same pronunciation. The s, and t are not pronounced.

Je viens

Tu viens

Il vient

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation.

  1. In the ils/elles form one does not pronounce the ent.

Ils viennent

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

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.

Anki File for Venir Conjugation in the Present Tense

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can better remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1, you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

You can also choose to just get the Anki File for French A1 Verbs. This only has the verbs for French A1.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or if you don’t know what Anki is, then please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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