has anyone ever heard Vente to mean come''?

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Ok, so i was telling my friend to "come". ( as in come over to my place)

so i said venga. since my friend can speak spanish, but doesn't know how to write it. He thought it was supposed to be vanga. anywho, according to him vente means come. But i've never heard that before. so i guess my question is whether vente mean come.

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updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by Mark-Castro

33 Answers

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Yes, vente means come over here. It is a very prevalent command form in Puerto Rico.

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by Lisa
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VENTE is an imperative form, a command, in a correct Spanish. In other areas the form VENITE is the most common, as in the River of the Plate Spanish.

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by Alberto
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Why DO we have a "Reply to This" option both at the top and the bottom of the page? (I'm not talking about the "Reply to this" attached to each post which generates HTML code in the top reply box.

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by Natasha
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It worked.yeah rah!

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by The-Steve
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I was wondering why this thread was getting so long, and so I looked, and what's being discussed is the issue I reported the other day. If you click the reply link, you get a box into which to reply, but then it seems to disappear. Actually it has moved to the top of the page. When you click reply again, you get two boxes, staggered, one on top of the other. If you add a reply into the top one. you get two posts to the thread. I think if you just go to the top of the page when you see the first text entry box seeminly disappear, enter your reply there, and then hit add, that you will get only one.That's what I'm trying now. wish me luck... if anybody's still reading this.

Heidita said:

Eddy said:

Well I am on here as much as anyone and I have never had a double post. Having said that I may well get one now if indeed there is a bug somewhere. Nevertheless, I will raise the question with the web maintenance section.

I can only say that noboby is here as much as I am, jeje, and I never double post.

Lazarus indeed had this problem when logging in from work.

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updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by The-Steve
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Eddy said:

Well I am on here as much as anyone and I have never had a double post. Having said that I may well get one now if indeed there is a bug somewhere. Nevertheless, I will raise the question with the web maintenance section.

I can only say that noboby is here as much as I am, jeje, and I never double post.

Lazarus indeed had this problem when logging in from work.

updated NOV 13, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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James Santiago said:

And when we say "Vente pa' acá" or "Vente aquí," I don't detect any "reason to leave a place." It seems to me just to emphasize the command.

"Pa' cá" emphasizes the command, as "Ven pa' cá" is equally emphatic. The reason for leaving the place in your example is "because here you'll be better", or any other similar one. The idea is that the reflexive pronoun redirects the focus of the verbal action to the person who executes it (and his circumstances, hence the reasons I mentioned), rather than the destination, which is what a simple "ven" is about. Besides what the grammar books say, it "sounds" to me like that, as a native.

updated NOV 13, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Got it, thanks everybody!

Eddy said:

Natasha said:

I can see the Red X's in Internet Explorer. Cannot see them in Firefox. I cleared the cache. Any suggestions? By the way, I no longer have lines between the posts in either browser.

First I cleared mine by selecting tools then clicking "clear private data". Then close firefox but do not "save and quit" just "quit". Then try restarting as James has suggested.

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updated NOV 13, 2008
posted by Natasha
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The pronominal form "Vente" (and all the "venirse" forms) is not just an emphatic form of "ven".

Referring ONLY to the imperative here, are you sure about that? WR gives this:

venirse verbo pronominal (enf)
1. (a un lugar) to come;
se vinieron a pie they came on foot;

And when we say "Vente pa' acá" or "Vente aquí," I don't detect any "reason to leave a place." It seems to me just to emphasize the command.

updated NOV 13, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Natasha said:

I can see the Red X's in Internet Explorer. Cannot see them in Firefox. I cleared the cache. Any suggestions? By the way, I no longer have lines between the posts in either browser.

First I cleared mine by selecting tools then clicking "clear private data". Then close firefox but do not "save and quit" just "quit". Then try restarting as James has suggested.

updated NOV 13, 2008
posted by Eddy
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The pronominal form "Vente" (and all the "venirse" forms) is not just an emphatic form of "ven". Normally, the pronominal form suggest that there is a reason to leave a place (to go to another). The difference between these two sentences:

Vino del trabajo a las tres.
Se vino del trabajo a las tres.

is that the first one simply appears to inform about the time he came from work, but the second seems to suggest that he left work for some reason and came here, probably earlier than usual.

In the following two, the first one simply states that the person comes (or has come) from Uruguay, but the second one stresses the point of origin and any possible reasons why the person left the country to come here

Viene de Uruguay.
Se viene de Uruguay.

Sentences like:

Con el otoño se vienen las lluvias.
Se ha venido el paquete que pediste.

sound ridiculous. It is as if the packet was bored in the office, and decided to come and pay you a visit.

Natasha said:

I can see the Red X's in Internet Explorer. Cannot see them in Firefox. I cleared the cache. Any suggestions?

I can see them in my Firefox. Have you tried to update it'

updated NOV 13, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Natasha, you might have to restart your computer before the change is reflected.

updated NOV 13, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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I can see the Red X's in Internet Explorer. Cannot see them in Firefox. I cleared the cache. Any suggestions?

By the way, I no longer have lines between the posts in either browser.

updated NOV 13, 2008
posted by Natasha
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James Santiago said:

But if I just delete one of them, thread subscribers will still get two email notifications of my posts, with one leading to the dead-end homepage. I try to avoid imposing this on people by taking the steps I outlined.

And I'm pretty sure this is not related to anyone's browser, but is instead related to the loading of the pages at this forum (and specifically the advertising part of the loading). This never happens to me on any other website, nor at any other forum to which I belong. And the fact that it happens to so many people also argues against it being browser related.

Well I am on here as much as anyone and I have never had a double post. Having said that I may well get one now if indeed there is a bug somewhere. Nevertheless, I will raise the question with the web maintenance section.

updated NOV 13, 2008
posted by Eddy
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But if I just delete one of them, thread subscribers will still get two email notifications of my posts, with one leading to the dead-end homepage. I try to avoid imposing this on people by taking the steps I outlined.

And I'm pretty sure this is not related to anyone's browser, but is instead related to the loading of the pages at this forum (and specifically the advertising part of the loading). This never happens to me on any other website, nor at any other forum to which I belong. And the fact that it happens to so many people also argues against it being browser related.

updated NOV 13, 2008
posted by 00bacfba