French/Grammar/Tenses/Recent past

< French‎ | Grammar‎ | Tenses

The Passé Récent is the tense which represents doing something.

e.g. I just returned.

However, in French you say that you come from doing something rather than having just done it, so that sentence would be: e.g. Je viens de revenir

If we break it down into its parts it looks like this:

(pronoun) (conjugated form of venir) de (infinitive verb)

Here are some more examples:

We have just finished = Nous venons de finir

She has just arrived = Elle vient d'arriver

They have just eaten = Ils viennent de manger