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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarterNelson

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

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lala226217

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M.Bassett

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClonedVege

I think is the other way around lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClonedVege

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

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