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How about the difference between 'être de' and 'venir de'?

Joan C.A1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

How about the difference between 'être de' and 'venir de'?

Are these sentences correct?

Je suis de France/ Je suis de la France/ Je suis du Japon

Can  'être de' be followed by state/city/region/direction (le Nord, L'Est)? 

Asked 5 years ago
Åb L.A2Kwiziq community member

No, the proper way to express that you come from / are from somewhere is to use venir, not être.

How about the difference between 'être de' and 'venir de'?

Are these sentences correct?

Je suis de France/ Je suis de la France/ Je suis du Japon

Can  'être de' be followed by state/city/region/direction (le Nord, L'Est)? 

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