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Je viens de vs. Je suis de

Correct me if I am wrong, but conversationally French people are much more likely to say Je viens de Paris, than to say Je suis de Paris when they are saying "I am from Paris." Duolingo has a problem when it tries to translate individual words rather than full phrases.

June 16, 2012



This is a very good observation. Any natives can add to this? Thanks


My understanding is that 'Je suis de' is used when referring to the city and 'je viens de' is more correctly used with the country.


I think is the other way around lol


Guys, we use ´´viens de´´ with cities, and ´´suis de´´ with countries.

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