Je vien d'Adelaide

Afsar

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10 December 2018

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Je vien d'Adelaide

This question relates to:
French lesson "Je viens de + [city] = I'm from + [city]"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

11 December 2018

11/12/18

Je viens d'Adelaide. -- I come from Adelaide.

What was your question again?

Afsar

Kwiziq community member

11 December 2018

11/12/18

When we say J'habite we use 'en' (I live in...) and coming from we use de or d'?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

12 December 2018

12/12/18

In the case of habiter the preposition depends on whether you refer to a country, a province or a city.

J'habite en Australie.
J'habite dans le Yorkshire.
J'habite à Paris.

But in the case of venir, it is always de: Je viens d'Adelaide.

Chris

Kwiziq community member

12 December 2018

12/12/18

And then there is the gender of the country. Most countries are feminine and use "en" with habiter. But some are masculine and require à: J'habite aux États Unis.

Here are two related lessons: https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/use-en-with-feminine-countries-and-aux-with-masculine-countries-to-say-in-or-to-prepositions

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/prepositions-with-regions-states-counties

Afsar

Kwiziq community member

12 December 2018

12/12/18

merci beacoup!

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