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"Maman vient d'acheter mon cadeau."

Translation:Mom just bought my present.

January 21, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerekCorne3

Does this not translate as "Mum is coming to buy my present"...?


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

It would be "Maman vient acheter mon cadeau", "venir de" + verb really shows that the action is very recent.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmineHadji1

Mom is coming to buy = Maman vient acheter
Mom just bought = Maman vient d'acheter

As dorianbtdp said, venir de + Infinitif shows that the action was completed very recently.

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