In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Spain informal(para animar)¡venga, date prisa! — come on, hurry up!
- ¡venga, díselo que no te va a hacer nada! — go on, tell him, he won't hurt you!
- venga, mujer, no te pongas así — come on, don't be like that
- ¡venga ya! — come off it!
- venga el lápiz que me quitaste — let's have the pencil you took off me
3(expresando insistencia, repetición)venga a + inf
- y venga a protestar todo el día — and they just kept / went on (and on) complaining all day long
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