Comparing VENIR & IR

Comparing VENIR & IR 

Learning Objectives 

  • Compare the uses of the verbs VENIR and IR, learning to employ them effectively.  

Key Words & Phrases

  • Voy a ir a la biblioteca, ¿y tú?, ¿vas a ir? 
    • Sí, voy más tarde. 
  • Oye, ¿vas a venir a la fiesta? 
    • Sí, claro, voy a ir. 
  • ¿Ya vienes en camino? 
    • Sí, ya voy.


Ir & Venir (to go & to come)

Lingolia: What’s the difference between ir and venir?


Using one of the recommended resources to get writing feedback, respond to the prompt below.

  • Escribe frases con las siguientes imágenes usando IR y VENIR.

Using one of the platforms for finding a tutor or language exchange partner, practice the speaking activities below.

Partner Speaking Exercise:

Speaking Spanish with a partner, practice using IR and VENIR in different scenarios. Ask your partner questions about attending an event or going to a place either at your house or a distinct location. They should respond and then ask you a similar question. Do this exercise for at least three sets of questions. 

Independent Speaking Exercise:

Create a simple exchange using IR and VENIR similar to the key phrases used in this lesson. Read the conversation aloud using the pair of subject pronouns YO/TÚ, then using USTEDES/NOSOTROS, and finally, ÉL/ELLA. Some examples:

Voy a la playa, ¿y tú?, ¿vas a playa?
¿Ustedes vienen a clases mañana? Sí, vamos.

You can find instructions and a download link in our flashcards module.

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