The French verbs revenir, venir, rentrer are used to express different forms of movement or arrival. When followed by prepositions like “de,” “du,” or “des,” they indicate the origin or departure point of the action.
Use These Verbs With Countries
The verbs revenir, venir, rentrer follow a pattern when it comes to knowing which form of DE to use.
|DE||Coming back, coming from, or returning home from a feminine country|
|DU||Coming back, coming from, or returning home from a masculine country|
|DES||Coming back, coming from, or returning home from a plural country|
“Revenir” means “to come back” or “to return.” When used with prepositions, it indicates coming back from a specific location.
|DE||Je reviens de France.||I’m coming back from France.|
|DU||Nous revenons du Canada.||We’re coming back from Canada.|
|DES||Ils reviennent des Pays-Bas.||They’re coming back from the Netherlands.|
“Venir” means “to come.” When used with prepositions, it indicates the origin or departure point of the action.
|DE||Je viens d’Espagne.||I come from Spain.|
|DU||Nous venons du Japon.||We come from Japan.|
|DES||Ils viennent des Bahamas.||They come from the Bahamas.|
“Rentrer” means “to go back home” or “to return home.” When used with prepositions, it indicates going back home from a specific location.
|DE||Tu rentres d’Angleterre?||You’re back (home) from England?|
|DU||Vous rentrez du Mexique?||You’re back (home) from Mexico?|
|DES||Je rentre des États-Unis.||I’m back (home) from the United States.|
Pay attention to the prepositions: “de,” “du,” and “des” are used to indicate the origin or departure point. Choose the appropriate preposition based on the country that follows the verb.
Practice with different countries and locations: To become familiar with the usage, practice forming sentences using different countries.
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