We use de, du and des with venir verb and country, region or state. What preposition will we use with verb aller and country? e.g I go to Canada.
To say you go to a country you will use -
aller en/au/aux + pays
1.For feminine countries, you will use:
Je vais en France, en Italie, en Belgique...
2. For masculine countries you will use:
Je vais au Canada, au Brésil, au Maroc, au Portugal ...
3. For plural countries you will use:
Je vais aux États-Unis, aux Pays-Bas, aux Caraïbes, ...
Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson which will give you more examples -
Hope this helps!
I’ve just been going over (and over) prepositions used with geographical places as outlined in your answer. But I’m a little confused by the first two sentences.
You answered “To say you go somewhere you will use: aller à + pays.” The only time I know of when it’s just “aller à” is with a city, otherwise it’s en, au, aux, dans le/la, etc. Please help me understand.
Having re-read my answer I agree that it was misleading and have re-phrased my explanation , I hope it is more understandable ...
You would in fact use 'à' with cities mainly unless the towns, villages have a 'le' or 'la' or 'les' in front of hem and it would then be :
au , à la, aux
Je vais au Havre
Je vais à la Baule
Je vais aux Baux de Provence
I thought venir de meant <> Je viens de manger mon diner.
This is just two ways of using the verb 'venir de'( to come from) in different ways and with different meanings -
If you want to say that you come from a particular place you will use -
'venir de ' + place
Je viens du Maroc = I come from Morocco
Nous venons de chez mes parents = We are coming from my parents' house
The other use is -
Venir de + faire quelque chose = To have just done something
so it will be:
venir de + verbe
Je viens de faire une bêtise = I have just done something stupid
Je viens d'aller en courses = I have just been shopping
Nous venons de vous dire ça! = We have just told you that!
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