Je viens de + [city] = I'm from + [city]

To talk about where you are from in French, you will use the verb venir (to come).

Look at these questions:

Informal/singular questions:

D'où viens-tu?
Where do you come from?

Tu viens d'où?
Where are you from?

Formal/plural questions:

D'où venez-vous ?
Where are you from?

Vous venez d'où ?
Where are you from?

Note that: 

D'où is the contraction of de + où (from + where)
- De becomes d' because it's followed by a vowel (où).


Now look at these answers:

Je viens de Londres.
I am from London.

Je viens de Paris.
I am from Paris.

Je viens de Hong Kong.
I am from Hong Kong.

To say which city you are from in French, you will use the following expression:

Je viens de + [city]


ATTENTION:

If the city name begins with a vowelde becomes  d' :

Je viens d'Édimbourg.
I am from Edinburgh.

Je m'appelle Caroline et je viens d'Avignon.
My name is Caroline and I am from Avignon.

Je viens d'Omaha.
I come from Omaha.


See more complex cases in Using 'à' (to/in) and 'de' (from/of) with cities (prepositions) 

See also the more advanced lesson on how to conjugate all six forms of venir in Le Présent:
Conjugate venir, tenir and derivatives in Le Présent (present tense) 

Learn more about these related French grammar topics

Examples and resources

D'où viens-tu?
Where do you come from?


Je viens d'Omaha.
I come from Omaha.


Je viens de Madrid.
I am from Madrid.


Je viens de Hong Kong.
I am from Hong Kong.


Je viens de Paris.
I am from Paris.


Je m'appelle Caroline et je viens d'Avignon.
My name is Caroline and I am from Avignon.


Vous venez d'où ?
Where are you from?


Je viens de Londres.
I am from London.


D'où venez-vous ?
Where are you from?


Je viens d'Édimbourg.
I am from Edinburgh.


Tu viens d'où?
Where are you from?


Q&A Forum 87 questions, 140 answers

Je viens de Milwaukee, Wisconsin, É.-U.

Je viens de Milwaukee, Wisconsin, É.-U.

Asked 1 week ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

Bienvenue, Jeremy. Milwaukee est une belle ville.

Je viens de Milwaukee, Wisconsin, É.-U.

Je viens de Milwaukee, Wisconsin, É.-U.

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de L'Inde ou d'Inde?

I have seen some tutorials using 'Je viens de L'Inde' while some tutorials use 'Je viens d'Inde' to say 'I am from India'.

I feel both are grammatically correct (In my limited knowledge).

Which phrase is should I use?

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Prudvinath,

Aurélie answered this question to Aditya in the following -

https://french.kwiziq.com/questions/view/je-viens-de-l-inde

Hope this helps!

de L'Inde ou d'Inde?

I have seen some tutorials using 'Je viens de L'Inde' while some tutorials use 'Je viens d'Inde' to say 'I am from India'.

I feel both are grammatically correct (In my limited knowledge).

Which phrase is should I use?

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Venir de + négatif

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Jean,

Here is are a couple of examples with venir de in the negative -

Il ne vient pas de Paris, il vient de Rouen He doesn't come from Paris he comes from Rouen

Il ne vient pas d'arriver il vient de partir = He hasn't just arrived he has just left

I hope these help!

What is your question?

Venir de + négatif

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How does one say "I come from Le Havre?"

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Genie,

It is:

'Je viens du Havre'

because -

de+le = du

How does one say "I come from Le Havre?"

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Je viens d’Inde!

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Bienvenue Dyuthi!

Je viens d’Inde!

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What do you say when you want to say I'm from (country)?

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Hana,

Take a look at the following lesson which will answer your question -

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/say-where-you-come-from-with-venir-de-d-du-des-country-state-region

 

 Je m'apelle Marie et je viens de Cameroon

What do you say when you want to say I'm from (country)?

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Je m'apelle Hana et je vien de Nouvelle-Zélande!

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Bonjour Hana, bienvenue sur Kwiziq!

Je m'apelle Hana et je vien de Nouvelle-Zélande!

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Je veins de Crickhowell, en Pays de Galle.

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Bienvenue sur Kwiziq Stephen!

Pardon! Au Pays de Galles.

Je veins de Crickhowell, en Pays de Galle.

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Je viens d'Arménie

Asked 4 months ago

je viens de Nigerian

Je viens d'Arménie

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PatA0

Je m’appelle Pat et je viens d’Australie. D’où venez-vous ?

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super star

Moi, je viens de Versailles en France, mais j'habite Warwick dans le Warwickshire....

Je mapelle Valerie et je vien à Zimbabwe

je viens de Port harcourt

Quelle Ville dans Zimbabwe?

je m' appelle Vivian et je viens Nigerian

EfeA0

Je viens de Nigeria

Je m’appelle Pat et je viens d’Australie. D’où venez-vous ?

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Je m'appelle Kayla et je viens d'Etats Unis

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Bienvenue Kayla!

Je m'appelle Kayla et je viens d'Etats Unis

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MelA0

Je m’appelle Mel je viens d’istanbul

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Très intéressant Mel ....

Je m’appelle Mel je viens d’istanbul

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Je m appelle Shahd , Je viens de Caire

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Shahd, 

Just a small correction -

'Je viens du Caire' as it is,  Le Caire and 

de + le = du 

Hope this helps!

AurélieKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Bonjour Shahd !

Just to complete Cécile's answer, here's a link to our related lesson:

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/how-to-use-a-to-in-and-de-from-of-with-cities-prepositions

Bonne journée !

Je m appelle Shahd , Je viens de Caire

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Je viens de Seul.

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super star

Hi Young Cue, 

Do you mean Séoul?

Je viens de Seul.

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Je viens de Charlotte

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super star

Moi, je viens de Versailles, en France, c'est où Charlotte?

Je viens de Charlotte

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Is this correct Je m'appelle Marshaline et je viens de Jamaïque

Asked 5 months ago
SteveB2Correct answer

Selon moi, oui !

Is this correct Je m'appelle Marshaline et je viens de Jamaïque

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venez-vous de Londres?

Asked 6 months ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

Hi Susan, your reply is almost correct. You only forgot "ne" and the "s" in the end of "viens" to mark it as first person singular:

Non, je ne viens pas de Londres. Je viens de Philadelphia.

no je vien pas de Londres.  Je vien de Philadelphia

Non, je ne viens pas de Londres, je viens a Banjul

venez-vous de Londres?

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Je viens de Philippines

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Jho,

 It would be -

des Philippines....

Je viens de Philippines

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How to say im from algeria like this: je viens d'algerie ????

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Yes Haloui ,  ‘Je viens d’ Algérie’ is correct 

Merci 

How to say im from algeria like this: je viens d'algerie ????

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pourquoi il n'est pas: Je viens d'Hong Kong?

Je viens d'Omaha.

mais

Je viens de Hong Kong.

pourquoi il n'est pas

Je viens d'Hong Kong?

Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Atul,

  • You do not say,

d’Hong Kong 

because it has what is called in French a H aspirate which means you indicate its presence by not doing what you have been taught to do when there’s a clash of vowel and consonant, called an elision...

You have to say 

de Hong Kong, de Hollande ....

Hope this helps!

 

 

 

Oui, merci beaucoup Cécile!

pourquoi il n'est pas: Je viens d'Hong Kong?

Je viens d'Omaha.

mais

Je viens de Hong Kong.

pourquoi il n'est pas

Je viens d'Hong Kong?

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Je viens de Winnipeg.

Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Kevin. 

Yes that is correct for I come from Winnipeg...

Je viens de Winnipeg.

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what about i saying i came from somewhere..example i came from town......

Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super star

HI Yolanda,

You would say -

Je viens de la ville, 

Je viens du centre ville

The context would make meaning clear.

Hope this helps!

what about i saying i came from somewhere..example i came from town......

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What about saying you come from a country? does the same rules apply? IE "Je viens de France"

Asked 8 months ago

Yes.

Can I say ' Je viens d'Inde? 

What about saying you come from a country? does the same rules apply? IE "Je viens de France"

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je viens d'ottawa :)

Asked 8 months ago
Salutations à Ottawa :)

je viens d'ottawa :)

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Corrigez-moi . S'il vous plaît

J'habite à Alexandrie en Egypte.
Asked 8 months ago
ChrisC1Correct answer
Correct.
Obrigado pela resposta Prof. Bom dia.

Corrigez-moi . S'il vous plaît

J'habite à Alexandrie en Egypte.

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Je vien d'Adelaide

Asked 8 months ago

Je viens d'Adelaide. -- I come from Adelaide.

What was your question again?

When we say J'habite we use 'en' (I live in...) and coming from we use de or d'?

In the case of habiter the preposition depends on whether you refer to a country, a province or a city.

J'habite en Australie.
J'habite dans le Yorkshire.
J'habite à Paris.

But in the case of venir, it is always de: Je viens d'Adelaide.

And then there is the gender of the country. Most countries are feminine and use "en" with habiter. But some are masculine and require à: J'habite aux États Unis.

Here are two related lessons: Using en with feminine countries and au(x) with masculine countries to say in or to (prepositions)

En, dans = In, to with regions, states, counties (prepositions)

merci beacoup!

Je vien d'Adelaide

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NigelA2

I found the audio of "je viens d'Omaha" very difficult to understand and recognise "Omaha"

Asked 8 months ago
TomC1

Hi Nigel,

The audio sounds ok to my ear.

Perhaps you were expecting to hear the "h" sounded in the French version of Omaha?

"H" is always silent in French.

Hope this helps,

Tom

AurélieKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Nigel !

I've now replaced the sound file with a clearer one, but as Tom pointed out, the two "a" sounds are very thinly distinct in French because of the non-pronunciation of the "h". It's more like a long [a] sound :)

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

NigelA2

Aurelie,

many thanks for that.  Yes, now I hear it as I expected that it would be said.  I relistened to the original recording several times before my post, and several times again after Tom's reply, and every time I found it really hard to recognise the recording as its text, despite knowing exactly what I was listening for.

I was not originally expecting to hear the h sounded, just some separation of the different elements of the word, which I can now hear.

Merci a vous!

Nigel asked:View original

I found the audio of "je viens d'Omaha" very difficult to understand and recognise "Omaha"

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d'ou viens-tu

Asked 9 months ago
Je viens de Nairobi
Je viens d'Iringa
Je viens de Marolles en Hurepoix

d'ou viens-tu

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I don' understand the (d) D' ou what does the (d) mean in a sentence

Asked 10 months ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

It means "from". 

Où -- where, d'où -- from where. 

I don' understand the (d) D' ou what does the (d) mean in a sentence

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So if you're speaking of a german city starting with H, does the "de" contract to "d' " or not? Je viens de/d' Hambourg.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Tilen,

I would say, 'de Hambourg' just to make sure that the city is clearly recognised...

So if you're speaking of a german city starting with H, does the "de" contract to "d' " or not? Je viens de/d' Hambourg.

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Je viens de Kansas City. Does Kansas City have a French pronunciation or do I say it the way I would in English?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer
Yes I think so Melissa, that should be recognisable for the majority of French people, you might have to explain where exactly it is though....
Merci, Cecile.

Je viens de Kansas City. Does Kansas City have a French pronunciation or do I say it the way I would in English?

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vous venez d'ou?

Asked 1 year ago
Did you have a question?

vous venez d'ou?

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Comment conjuguez-vous avec il, elle, ils, elles et nous>

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

Hi Georgia,

here is the conjugation of "Je viens de Vienne."

Je viens de Vienne.
Tu viens de Vienne.
Il/elle/on vient de Vienne.

Nous venons de Vienne.
Vous venez de Vienne.
Ils/elles viennent de Vienne.

I hope that's helpful to you.  -- Chris (not a native speaker).

AurélieKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Bonjour Georgia !

Here is the link to our lesson on the full conjugation of venir in Le Présent:

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-venir-tenir-and-derivatives-in-le-present-present-tense

Bonne journée !

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Comment conjuguez-vous avec il, elle, ils, elles et nous>

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Comment vous vous appelez?

Asked 1 year ago
What's your question? -- Chris.

Comment vous vous appelez?

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je viens de manila.

Asked 1 year ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Randolf !

Good sentence, just one thing :

Je viens de Manille.

Bonne journée !

je viens d'aux États-Unis

je viens de manila.

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Do city names have gender?

According to the lesson below, you have to use de/du depending on a country's gender. Is it the same for cities? https://french.kwiziq.com/my-languages/french/tests/results/1861632/system?quick-lesson-popup=1
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Vernon,

Although you don't need to worry about the gender of most towns or cities in the expression , 'Venir de', as in the case of single word places it will always be

Je viens de Paris, je viens de Londres, je viens d'Amsterdam, je viens de Nice ...

In the case of towns which use an article in their name it will be,

je viens du Havre (because the town is Le Havre )

Je viens de La Rochelle ( because the town is La Rochelle)  

je viens des Sables d'Olonne ( the town is Les Sables d'Olonne) etc...

When you start talking about towns and cities or describing them you will need to use a gender and some will be feminine or masculine. Some will have an article in front of them like, La Havane , La RochelleLe Creusot which will determine whether they are feminine or masculine. Some will have an adjective in their name like, Mantes-la-Jolie which will indicate their gender. But in the majority of single word cases, there are no rules to indicate whether a city or town is masculine or feminine except when you use the adjectives 'vieux', 'grand', 'nouveau' or 'tout' in front of  them which  will always be masculine in this case, e.g. Le Vieux Nice, le grand Bruxelles, le nouveau Belleville, Le tout-Paris...

Hope this helps!

 

RonC1
Bonsoir Vernon, Yes, city names have a gender. which is covered in a different lesson at the A1 level; here is that lesson link: Using 'à' (to/in) and 'de' (from/of) with cities (prepositions) J'espère que ma réponse vous aiderait. Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français, la langue de Molière et qui a été utilisée par le monde français depuis l’époque d’Hugues Capet Ron (un locuteur non natif )

Do city names have gender?

According to the lesson below, you have to use de/du depending on a country's gender. Is it the same for cities? https://french.kwiziq.com/my-languages/french/tests/results/1861632/system?quick-lesson-popup=1

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Je viens de Serbia.

Asked 1 year ago
RonC1
Bonjour Djordje, Very good practice phrase with one small correction: Je viens de Serbie. In French Serbia becomes Serbie. I hope you find this helpful, bonne chance
Bonjour, Merci for your corection.

Je viens de Serbia.

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, I think I might be starting to understand. Thank you for the repetition.

Asked 1 year ago
RonC1
Bonjour Jimmy, Assuming that you are a native English speaker, we often forget in learning a second or even third language how we learned English. It was not that we picked it up in a year or two, it was by rote, that is that, for most of us in the US who had a minimum of 12 years in school, we were immersed in English daily and we went over the same things for the most part repetitively. And after those 12 years, we came out of school with varying levels in vocabulary: "Nagy and Anderson (1984) estimated that an average high school senior knows 45,000 words, but other researchers have estimated that the number is much closer to 17,000 words (D'Anna, Zechmeister, & Hall, 1991) or 5,000 words (Hirsh & Nation, 1992)." As you can see, the studies vary from 5000 words to 45,000 words. The point being, that no matter the size of our vocabulary upon graduation, it was learned by repetition and usage. The same holds for learning French, it is by repetition and usage that we will become proficient. The largest problem that we have living in the US, is we are not exposed on a day over day basis to the language and culture of French, i.e. we are not immersed in it, like we would be having grown up in France or another French speaking country nor by being in that milieu daily. Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français.

, I think I might be starting to understand. Thank you for the repetition.

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Je veins de Mumbai en Inde

Is it correct?
Asked 1 year ago
RonC1
Bonjour Arpan, Votre français, c'est exact. Alors, voici une autre façon syntaxique de dire la même phrase. Je suis originaire de Mumbai en Inde J'espère que c'est utile pour vous. Bonne chance et bonne continuation en vos études de français.
RonC1
Je m'excuse. Il y a une petite faute d’orthographe. «veins» , cela aurait dû être «viens».
Merci Beaucoup !!

Je veins de Mumbai en Inde

Is it correct?

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is '' i come from india = je veins de india

Asked 2 years ago
can anybody help me with this question
Bonjour Anagha! I believe "I come from India" would be "Je viens d'Inde" Since Inde begins with a vowel de contracts to d'. Hope it's helpful. :)
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Anagha ! Heera is right ! Here is a link to our lesson on how to express "in/to" + countries in French, which varies from the city case :) Using en with feminine countries and au(x) with masculine countries to say in or to (prepositions) À bientôt !

is '' i come from india = je veins de india

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Tu vien d'o?

Asked 2 years ago
It's suppose to be "Tu vien d'ou?" Right?
Yes It is .. where do you come from?

Tu vien d'o?

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I am from the Gold Coast. Would you drop 'the' and say Je viens de Gold Coast?

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Bonjour Carrie et Ron !
Depending on these two cases, you'll either say:
1) Je viens de la Côte de l'Or, en Afrique.
or
2) Je viens de Gold Coast, en Australie. (city)Je viens de la Côte d'Or, en Australie. (region including the city of Gold Coast)


I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Carrie ! The issue here is whether the Gold Coast is a city or a region, as in French it makes a difference. Can you give me more details as to what is the Gold Coast exactly? Merci !
RonC1
Bonjour Aurélie, Il y a deux «Gold Coast»: 1) The Gold Coast was a British colony on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa from 1867 to its independence as the nation of Ghana in 1957. 2) The Gold Coast is a city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi) south-southeast of the state capital Brisbane. Alors,bonne journée.

I am from the Gold Coast. Would you drop 'the' and say Je viens de Gold Coast?

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Can "je viens de" also mean I have just, if the phrase is followed by an infintive of a verb

Asked 2 years ago
Yes, such as "je viens de commencer à apprendre le français". Léon
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Ayush ! Yes indeed, just like Leon demonstrated :) Here is a link to our related lesson: Venir de + infinitive = To have just done (Le Passé Proche) À bientôt !

Can "je viens de" also mean I have just, if the phrase is followed by an infintive of a verb

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Salut.....

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Salut Ayush ! D'où viens-tu ?

Salut.....

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Bonjour a tous! Je m'appelle Rita. Je viens de Vilnius en Lituanie.

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Rita ! Très bonnes phrases ! Attention: "Bonjour à tous" :) À bientôt !

Bonjour a tous! Je m'appelle Rita. Je viens de Vilnius en Lituanie.

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je m'appele rafael , je viens de Rio de Janeiro.

je m'appele rafael , je viens de Rio de Janeiro.

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Rafael ! Excellent, but remember "Je m'appeLLe" :)

je m'appele rafael , je viens de Rio de Janeiro.

je m'appele rafael , je viens de Rio de Janeiro.

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AurélieKwiziq language super star

Jerry asked: "Isn't Monaco a country not a city?"

Shouldn't the correct answer be Je viens du Monaco ?"
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Jerry ! That's an interesting question! Monaco is indeed a peculiar case, what we call in French "une cité-État" (a city State), as the city of Monaco covers the totality of the Country of Monaco. It is also called "la principauté de Monaco". I guess that explains why in French you would never say "Je viens du Monaco", but actually consider it - grammatically at least - as a city. I however decided to add a hint to the question, to avoid any confusion :) I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !
Je viens de Perth en australie. Merci :)

Jerry asked: "Isn't Monaco a country not a city?"

Shouldn't the correct answer be Je viens du Monaco ?"

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Je viens d'Ulaanbaatar en Mongolie

Asked 2 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Amy, Très bien !

Je viens d'Ulaanbaatar en Mongolie

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Je viens des Etas Unis.

Asked 2 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Sara, Très bien - just a typo: Je viens des États-Unis.
Salut Aurélie. Je m'appelle Lucius, je vien d'Abuja Nigeria.

Je viens des Etas Unis.

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Je viens des Etats Uni.

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Joseph ! Almost perfect! Just remember that "USA" is "Etats-Unis" : "Je viens des Etats-Unis." À bientôt !
Merci Aurelie. I have to figure out how to get international keyboard for my I pad in order to add aigu to the e. A bientot Joseph
TomA1
Joseph, on my iPad I just hold the key and it shows the different accents available. There is also a key with a figure of a globe next to the spacebar which will change the keyboard, Tom

Je viens des Etats Uni.

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Je viens d'Amman

Asked 2 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Parfait !

Je viens d'Amman

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je vien de jos au nigeria

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Hilary ! Don't forget the "s" at the end of "viens", and note that you can spell "Nigeria" or "Nigéria" in French: Je viens de Jos au Nigéria. À bientôt !

je vien de jos au nigeria

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Je viens de Vancouver en Canada

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Inge, Une petite correction : au Canada, parce qu'il est masculin. On utilise "en" devant un pays feminin, par exemple, en France. Moi, je viens de Chicago aux USA.
Yup, realized that shortly after when I reviewed the appropriate lesson :-). Now I will never forget anymore! Thanks Laura.
Je viens de Paris à France. Is this correct

Je viens de Vancouver en Canada

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Je viens de Brooklyn en Aux Etats Unis.

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Jane, Almost, but you have two prepositions in front of the country. The correct way to say it is Je viens de Brooklyn aux États-Unis.

Je viens de Brooklyn en Aux Etats Unis.

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Mysterious Stranger

Je viens de Southampton en Angleterre

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bravo Chris ! Phrase parfaite !
Mysterious Stranger asked:View original

Je viens de Southampton en Angleterre

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Je viens de Melbourne

en Austalie
Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Fiona ! Super, donc tu es australienne ? Moi je viens de Chartres, en France.

Je viens de Melbourne

en Austalie

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Je viens de Pennsylvania

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Sophia ! The sentence is correct, just note that in French you say "PennsylvaniE" and it's feminine ;)

Je viens de Pennsylvania

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SueA1

Je viens de laSud d' Angleterre

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Sue ! It's almost that! You'd say: "Je viens du sud de l'Angleterre." À bientôt !

Je viens de laSud d' Angleterre

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Je viens de Somerset West

à l'Afrique de Sud
Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Wendy !

"Je viens de Somerset West" is correct if you're talking about a city, however to say "in South Africa", you'll say: en Afrique du Sud

See the related lesson: https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/use-en-with-feminine-countries-and-aux-with-masculine-countries-to-say-in-or-to-prepositions

À bientôt !

Je viens de Somerset West

à l'Afrique de Sud

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Je viens de New Jersey

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star

Bonjour !

The rule for states or regions is a bit different than for cities.
You would say: Je viens du New Jersey.

Have a look at the related lesson: https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/say-where-you-come-from-with-venir-de-d-du-des-country-state-region

À bientôt !

Je viens de New Jersey

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Je viens de Nigeriane

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Sylvia, Good try, but you're mixing up two different words. Je viens du Nigéria = I'm from Nigeria. Je suis nigériane = I am Nigerian.

Je viens de Nigeriane

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Je viens de Burlington

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Te'Aannie !

Super ! ET tu viens de quel pays ?
See https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/say-where-you-come-from-with-venir-de-d-du-des-country-state-region

À bientôt ! 

Je viens de Burlington

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Je viens de l'Inde

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Aditya !

This sentence is almost perfect, but because India is a country, you will say:

Je viens d'Inde.

See also this lesson: https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/say-where-you-come-from-with-venir-de-d-du-des-country-state-region

A bientôt !

Je viens de l'Inde

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Je viens de Londres

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Peter ! Vraiment ? Quelle coïncidence: j'habite à Londres ! À bientôt peut-être !

Je viens de Londres

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Je viens d'Amsterdam aux Pays-Bas mais je suis née en Andorre.

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Laura, Super ! Moi je suis née en France, mais j'habite à Londres, en Angleterre. À bientôt !

Je viens d'Amsterdam aux Pays-Bas mais je suis née en Andorre.

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Je viens de West Orange a New Jersey aux Etats-Unis

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Jamee, Just a small correction to do with states/regions: "Je viens de West Orange dans le New Jersey aux États-Unis." À bientôt !

Je viens de West Orange a New Jersey aux Etats-Unis

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How do you still "I am going to (city)."?

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Janet,

The way to say "to go to + city" is:
aller in Le Présent + à + city

"Je vais à Paris."
"Tu vas à Londres."
"Nous allons à New York."

Look for more cases in the following lesson:
https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/contractions-of-articles-a-le-au-a-les-aux-de-le-du-de-les-des

A bientôt !

How do you still "I am going to (city)."?

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Je viens de Perth, près d'Ottawa, au Canada.

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Mary ! Tu es canadienne, super ! Moi, je suis française, mais j'habite à Londres, en Angleterre.

Je viens de Perth, près d'Ottawa, au Canada.

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Bonjour!

Je viens de Sarajevo!
Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Alice, Très bien ! Moi, je viens de Chicago.

Bonjour!

Je viens de Sarajevo!

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Je viens de Winnipeg, en Manitoba, au Canada.

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Jo-Anne ! Super ! Moi je viens de Gallardon, une petite ville en Beauce, en France.

Je viens de Winnipeg, en Manitoba, au Canada.

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Je viens de Melbourne en Australie

mais J'etait nee pays de Galles
Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Linda, Très bien ! Quelques petites corrections : je suis née au Pays de Galles.
Merci! I was trying to say I was born in Wales so wouldn't I need to use the past tense of etre? Not sure about this.
LauraKwiziq language super star
No, naître is a strange verb in French. It means "to be born," so the passé composé, je suis née, means I was born. J'étais née is the past perfect: I had been born.

Je viens de Melbourne en Australie

mais J'etait nee pays de Galles

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KimA2

Je viens de Canterbury, en Anglaterre

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Kim,

Très bien ! Une petite correction : Angleterre.

Je viens de Chicago, aux États-Unis.

Je viens de Canterbury, en Anglaterre

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Je viens de Portland, Oregon Etas Unis, mais j'habite a Florence, Oregon pur vingt cinq ans.

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Hope,

First, a few corrections :)

Je viens de Portland, en Oregon, aux États-Unis, mais j'habite à Florence, en Oregon depuis vingt-cinq ans.

Here is a link to the lesson on how to say "since / for + duration": 
https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/how-you-use-depuis-since-for-with-le-present-and-not-le-passe-compose-prepositions-of-time

By the way: J'adore Portlandia, c'est une de mes séries préférées !

À bientôt !

Je viens de Portland, Oregon Etas Unis, mais j'habite a Florence, Oregon pur vingt cinq ans.

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je viens de Havelock North en nouvelle Zélande

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour TeAra, Très bien, mais il ne faut pas oublier les majuscules : Je viens de Havelock North en Nouvelle-Zélande.

je viens de Havelock North en nouvelle Zélande

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Je viens d'Indianapolis.

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Leona ! Indianapolis, intéressant ! Et où habites-tu aujourd'hui ?

Je viens d'Indianapolis.

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Tu viens d'où?

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Flor, Je viens des USA, et toi ?

Tu viens d'où?

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Je viens de Los Angeles, mais maintenant j'habite à CDM.

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Lisa ! CDM ? Je ne connais pas cette ville, ou ce pays ? C'est où ?
Bonjour Aurèllie. J'habite à Corona del Mar en Californie. Nous l'appelons CDM.
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Ah d'accord ! Très bien !

Je viens de Los Angeles, mais maintenant j'habite à CDM.

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je viens d'ottawa

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour April, Très bien ! Mais n'oubliez pas les majuscules : Je viens d'Ottawa.

je viens d'ottawa

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Je viens de Portland.

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Patty, Très bien ! Je viens de Chicago.
Bonjour Patty, Est-ce que vous êtes de Portland en Oregon ou Portland en Maine? Ou un autre Portland?

Je viens de Portland.

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BoA0

What does "D'ou" mean? And why is it not explained?

Asked 3 years ago
GruffKwiziq language super star
Hi Bo, it's a contraction of "de + où" and literally means "from where". "Tu viens d'où" = "You come from where?" (Where are you from?"
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Bo, "D'où" is the contraction of "de + où" (from + where). De becomes d' because it's followed by a vowel (Où). This lesson is more about understanding this question, but mostly about answering it for yourself. However, we've decided to add a comment to our lesson to clarify this point :) A bientôt !

What does "D'ou" mean? And why is it not explained?

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Je habite u New York me je viens D'Israel

Vous venez d'ou?
Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Nora, Je me permets de vous donner quelques corrections : > J'habite à New York mais je viens d'Israël. Et moi, j'habite en Guadeloupe mais je viens de Chicago.
Merci beaucoup Laura pour votre corrections mais e anchor a. Mon Française il très pauvres mais j'adore le lang Française.

Je habite u New York me je viens D'Israel

Vous venez d'ou?

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Je ne viens pas de florida. J'habite à florida. Je viens d'alabama.

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Très bien, mais en français "Florida" devient Floride.
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Et la Floride est un état, pas une ville, donc tu dis: "J'habite en Floride." Moi j'habite à Londres, en Angleterre. :)
Merci beaucoup Laura & Aurelie! Je comprend.

Je ne viens pas de florida. J'habite à florida. Je viens d'alabama.

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To use this in everyday speech, are you really saying this is where you were born or grew up?

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Amber, Yes, "je viens de" can mean either "I was born in" or "I grew up in."

To use this in everyday speech, are you really saying this is where you were born or grew up?

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Je viens de Chili.

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Marcela, Très bien ! Je viens des États-Unis.

Je viens de Chili.

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je viens d'Athenes

I couldn't put the accent in Athens because of my keyboard
Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Constantina - Très bien ! You can type French accents on any keyboard with ALT codes: http://www.alt-codes.net/

je viens d'Athenes

I couldn't put the accent in Athens because of my keyboard

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Je viens de Lagos

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Chijioke - Très bien ! :-)

Je viens de Lagos

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Je vien de Londres

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Chloe ! Almost - your conjugation isn't quite right: Je viens de Londres.

Je vien de Londres

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