Use of finir in the first person

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Use of finir in the first person

For the verb "finir", what is the difference between saying "j'ai fini" and "je fini"? Would the latter be used when you are referring to something specific later in the sentence?

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ElizabethC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

J'ai fini is in the past tense, but je finis (-s ending) is in the present (I'm finishing/I finish).

As it happens, je finis is also the Past Historic (Passé Simple) - I finished (a tense covered in B2).

Hope this helps!

AnnaA1Kwiziq community member

J'ai fini (meaning "I am finished" or "I have finished") is in the past tense, while je fini (meaning "I'm finishing") is the present tense.

AnnaA1Kwiziq community member

J'ai fini (meaning "I am finished" or "I have finished") is in the past tense, while je fini (meaning "I'm finishing") is the present tense.

Use of finir in the first person

For the verb "finir", what is the difference between saying "j'ai fini" and "je fini"? Would the latter be used when you are referring to something specific later in the sentence?

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