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Recent Past - Passé récent - French Grammar + Pronunciation Glossary

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Definition: A verb construction used to express something that just happened.

Formation: Present tense of venir + the preposition de + infinitive of action verb

Examples:

Je viens de voir Luc.
I just saw Luc.

Il vient d'arriver.
He just arrived.

Nous venons de manger.
We just ate.

Misspelling: passe recent

Related lessons: Venir - French past tenses - Verb timeline

Related terms: infinitive - preposition - present tense
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