ven aquí! come here!

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Having a problem with something i've heard all my life in Southern California. What i hear is bena-ca. But i see its spelled ven aquí!. (Not hearing bena-key) So am i spelling this right? or did the pronunciation change? I can see how i mistook Bee for Vee. Thanks.

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updated SEP 19, 2008
posted by Keyno

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ven aqui means come here ven 'aca means com here too but its more literally means come this way. Pa' ca (para aca) means this way. remember v has the sounds of b in spanish.

updated SEP 19, 2008
posted by Gaarasama
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You are hearing it correctly.
Ven acá is valid to say "come here". The word acá means 'here'.
You've probably also heard, "Ven pa cá", which is really "Ven para acá".

Ven aquí is also acceptable and probably more common.

updated SEP 19, 2008
posted by Mark-W