Notes from Spain and Spanish Forum Learn REAL Spanish now!  

Go Back   Notes from Spain and Spanish Forum > Spanish Forum > Learning Spanish

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 31st December 2007, 02:37 PM   #1
tomlees
Tom
 
tomlees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 25
Default << ¡Venga! >>

Helloo everyone, I´ve heard "venga" so many times in so many different contexts but I can´t find any of its meanings in dialogue.

Any help on any of it´s uses in any context is appreciated!

Thanks, Tom

- - - - - - - -

Qué quiere decir la palabra "venga" ? La he oido muchas vecas en muchos contextos pero no sé lo que significa.

Ayudeme por favor
tomlees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st December 2007, 03:01 PM   #2
Ben
Hero Forero
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,423
Default

It is often used like 'right then', or 'Come on', in English.

For example:

Venga, nos vemos = Right then, see you later

Venga, vamos el cine = Right then/come on, let's go to the cinema.

Venga, te toca a ti = Come on, it's your turn

In the last two examples it is used to give people a bit of a push or encouragement to do something - that is how it is most often used.

Last edited by Ben; 31st December 2007 at 03:04 PM.
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st December 2007, 03:02 PM   #3
tad
virtual idiot
 
tad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: palmers green
Posts: 2,402
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomlees View Post
Helloo everyone, I´ve heard "venga" so many times in so many different contexts but I can´t find any of its meanings in dialogue.
Literally as you know it's 'come' imperative formal, but is used in informal speech as 'come on' or 'lets go' and also is one of those words that's used as a filler almost like 'vale' in spain

Here is a more full idea I found on WR; the post by layla jessica guzman call (strange but true) gives a few ideas

oh, I see Ben beat me to it!
tad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st December 2007, 03:42 PM   #4
tomlees
Tom
 
tomlees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 25
Default

Muchas gracia!!! You've jus saved solved a million and one curiousities in 2 threads haha
tomlees is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks
Learn REAL Spanish now!

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.