The Verb “Venir” in the Present Tense

 In this lesson, we will focus on the verb “venir,” which means “to come” in English. This is an irregular verb, which means it does not follow the regular conjugation patterns that most verbs in French do. 


  • To understand and learn the conjugation of the verb “venir” in the present tense.
  • To use “venir” correctly in sentences.

Conjugation of “Venir”: Here is how “venir” is conjugated in the present tense:

VENIR Traduction
Je viens I come
Tu viens You come
Il/Elle/On vient He/She/It comes
Nous venons We come
Vous venez You come
Ils/Elles viennent They come

Notice how “venir” does not follow a regular pattern, especially with “nous” and “vous” forms.

Usage: “Venir” can be used in various contexts such as arriving at a place, coming from a place, or in expressions like “venir de + infinitive” which is used to express a recent past (just did something).


  1. Je viens de Paris.                      I come from Paris.
  2. Nous venons au cinéma.      We are coming to the cinema.
  3. Ils viennent de manger.        They have just eaten.

🍀 Exercises 🍀

Exercice 1 : Conjugate “venir” with the following subjects:

  1. a. viens, b. viens, c. vient, d. venons, e. venez, f. viennent

Exercice 2 : Complete the sentences with the correct form of “venir”:

  1. a. venez, b. viennent, c. venons, d. viens, e. viens

Practice Sentences for Translation:

  1. I am coming with my sister. 
  2. Are you coming to the party? 
  3. He comes from a small town. 
  4. We are coming back tomorrow. 
  5. They come to see us every year. 
  1. Je viens avec ma sœur.
  2. Tu viens à la fête ?
  3. Il vient d’une petite ville.
  4. Nous revenons demain.
  5. Ils viennent nous voir chaque année.

Conclusion: Now that you have learned how to conjugate and use “venir” in the present tense, try to incorporate it into your everyday French conversations. Remember, practice makes perfect!