Do you know IR and VENIR differences?, because it can be a little tricky for English speakers. In English, come indicates where you are or where the person you are talking to is, or will be, at the time of the expected arrival; and go indicates a third place where neither the speaker or the hearer is expected to be. In other words, in English, one can come here, come here, or go there. In Spanish, it’s much simpler: venir is used with aquí and acá (here); ir is used with allí and allá (there).
It does not matter whether the person will be there or not. Consider the following examples, and you will see that while venir is always translated as to come, ir can be translated as to come or to go.
Ven a mi casa (Come to my house).
Voy a tu casa (I am coming to your house -You will be there or not).
Ve al supermercado (Go to the supermarket).
Suena el timbre- ¡Voy! (the doorbell rings – I am coming!).
IR and VENIR differences
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Exercises about IR and VENIR
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