10 different uses of venga
Venga, venga, venga….always heard but…does it actually have a meaning?Or is it just a made up word that Spanish people use to get you (Spanish learners) crazy?
Well….good and bad news,venga does have a meaning (good news), indeed it has so different meanings (bad ones), let’ s have a look and put some examples so you grasp venga J
To give a command, sometimes Spanish people can be bossy too
!Venga!Ponte el abrigo y vamonos, –Come on!Put the coat and let’s go
To indicate we agree someone, we are happy to do something
!Venga, bien!Quedamos el domingo para comer, –Ok, good, we will meet Sunday for lunch
To encourage or show support to someone
!Venga, hombre!No te preocupes, veras como todo sale bien, –Come one, man!Do not worry, everything will be ok
To express that something repeats,
Estaba en la ducha y el telefóno venga a sonar y venga a sonar, –I was in the shower and the phone kept ringing over and over
To express quantity, as a lot,
!Menuda fiesta de cupleaños la de mi sobrino!Y venga regalos, y venga besos, -Such a birthday party, my nephews, plenty of presents, and plenty of kisses
To indicate you are annoyed or not agree.
Annoyed-¡Venga ya!Tú estás intentando engañarme, –come on!You are trying to cheating me
Not agree-!Venga ya!No me creo que hayas comprado ese coche, -Come on! I do not believe you bought that car
To supplicate ( I know such a horrible word, lets say instead to ask something with intensity)
¿Puedes llamar a este número de telefóno por mi por favor?Creo que es ingles, y no hablo muy bien, venga hazlo por mí, –Can you phone to this number for my please?Ithink is an English one and I do not speak English very well, come on please, do it for me
To ask someone to hurry up
!Venga!Que el tren sale a las 10, lo vamos a perder, -Come on, hurry up!The train leaves at 10, we are going to miss it
To express we accept something but we do not want to
Venga, hacemos la fiesta en mi casa, pero última vez no me gusta , -Ok, we will make the party at my house, but last time, I do not like it
To indicate we strongly disagree (pretty similar to number 6, but this one is stronger disagreement)
!Venga!Eso no te lo crees ni tú,- come on!Even you do not buy that
And that is all for today amigos, what is that bad? ups…, just one more thing….my favourite one…Homework!
Today I will give you three things to do, do not panic just yet, the hard one it is the first one, the rest….easy 🙂
1-It is not enough if you read this blog and think…oh cool info, I need to remember this, or I will practice it later, no no….that does not work (you and I know that) so before you leave this page L I want to make sure you go away with something you can keep, so your actionable today is
“Give me one sentences, just one, using venga in one of its different meanings, it is ok if you are on fire and write more, so go, hit the keyboard and surprise me J, I promise I will correct it if it is wrong and give you the proper explanation”
2-Also I would love to hear from you, what this blog useful? What would you like to read about in regarding Spanish/Spain?
3-Spread the Spanish knowledge and share this with at least one friend who can take advantage of this post.
Looking forward to hearing from you and chat to you “pronto”.