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Hola a todos! Soy Lucia. Hi everybody! I’m Lucia.
Welcome to SpanishPod101.com’s Español en tres minutos. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Spanish.
In the last lesson, we learned how to use the verbs gustar and querer.
In this lesson, we will learn how to use venir.
Venir means "to come" in Spanish, and we use it a lot! So let’s go! Empecemos
Imagine a friend of yours is organizing a road trip and he asks you ¿Vienes con nosotros? That means "Are you coming with us?"
So supposing you want to go too, you will say, Sí, voy con ustedes. That means "Yes, I’m going with you."
[slowly] Sí, voy con ustedes.
Let’s break down this answer.
First we had-
Sí which is simply "Yes."
Then next should be Yo, which means "I", but remember that it gets omitted.
After that we have voy, which is the 1st person of the verb ir in present tense.
Finally we had con ustedes which is "with you", as ustedes is the plural pronoun for "you."
Be careful here. The question asked, are you coming? But to answer, you have to say “I’m going”. Yo voy.
That’s because venir is only used when you are talking about movement to the place where you are now.
So, all together it is Sí, voy con ustedes.
Venir is often used to suggest an invitation to someone. If you are organizing a party, for example, you can invite your guests by asking them ¿Te gustaría venir a mi fiesta? “Would you like to come to my party?” Te gustaría means “would you like”, and as you know, venir means “to come”. After that, you add the place or event. In this case, a mi fiesta, “to my party.” So keep this in mind if you want to invite someone to something!
Once again, ¿Te gustaría venir a mi fiesta?
To answer this question, you can say Sí, me gustaría ir. "Yes, I’d like to go.” Again, notice that we use the verb ir, meaning “to go”, in the answer.
Again, that’s - Sí, me gustaría ir.
Now it’s time for Lucia’s Insights.
To say “Come with me!” that would be ¡Ven conmigo! But when using the verb venir be careful, since we can not use it as in English to say "Come in!" if you invite someone to enter in a room, for example.
In Spanish we use ¡Entre! That means "Come in!"
In this lesson, we learned how to use the verb venir.
In the next lesson, we will jump into some very important interrogative Spanish words!
Do you know how to ask questions starting with "What" in Spanish? I’ll be waiting for you in the next Español en 3 minutos.
Hasta la próxima!