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Discover the French sentence "Je viens de…"

Get ready to find out everything you ever wanted to know about the basic French sentence "Je viens de…". To be clear, this includes a full guide of what it is and how to use it in a conversation with an audio example. But, we also added some useful informations like dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!

French to English translation

  • Translation : I come from…

  • Register : Neutral - Basic

Audio pronunciation



  • IPA : / ʒə vjɛ̃ də… /

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What does je viens de… mean?


"Je viens de..." is the most common way to say "I come from..." in French.

It's very similar to "Je suis de..." which means "I am from..." in French.

How to use it

In French, there are different ways to ask "Where do you come from?"...

Same thing for "Where are you from?"...

So, if someone asks you one of the questions above, you can answer with one of these:

Choose one of them depending on the context. Which can sometimes be painful when you are born somewhere, but grew up somewhere else and are currently living in another place...

In this case, you have to decide which one represents you the most. And if you don't know, you can always say: "Je suis un(e) citoyen(ne) du monde !" (I'm a citizen of the world!)

Finally, if you want to ask "and you?" you can add:

↓ Example in a story with translation ↓

Finally, let's see an example in a parallel story with slow audio.

Je suis un homme Américain à Paris

I'm an American man in Paris

Encore une fois, Isabelle avait invité Joe à une soirée.
Once again, Isabelle had invited Joe to a party.
Cette fois-ci, Joe ne pouvait pas refuser... alors il a accepté l'invitation.
This time, Joe couldn't refuse... so he accepted the invitation.
JoeTu veux que j'apporte quelque chose ? Du vin peut-être ?
Do you want me to bring something? Some wine maybe?
Isabelle sourit.
Isabelle smiles.
IsabelleNon, pas besoin. Apporte juste ton sourire et ta bonne humeur !
No need. Just bring your smile and your good mood!
Joe rit.
Joe laughs.
JoeÇa marche !
Le moment venu, Joe sonne à la porte de l'appartement d'Isabelle...
When the time came, Joe rings the doorbell of Isabelle's apartment...


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Bienvenue !

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