Translation of come in Spanish:
intransitive verb past tense came past participle come
- 1 1.1(advance, approach, travel)come here come here, let me do it they must have seen us comingyou could see the punchline coming a mile offdeben de habernos visto venirhave you come far?el final se veía venir de lejosas I was coming up/down the stairs¿vienes de lejos?we've come a long way since …cuando subía/bajaba (por) las escaleras(made much progress)hemos avanzado mucho desde que …(many things have happened)he came striding/running into the roomha llovido mucho desde que …don't come crying to me if you get hurtentró a grandes zancadas/corriendo en la habitaciónto comeno me vengas llorando si te haces daño
tosomebody/somethingtell her to come to me; I'll sort the matter outdon't come to me with your problems!dile que venga a hablar conmigo; yo lo arreglaréyou have to come to these problems with an open mind¡no me vengas (a mí) con tus problemas!come (and) look at this come and get it! [colloquial]tienes que enfocar estos problemas sin prejuicios¡a comer!Example sentences
- The torch moved, came near his face and light shone over his features.
- The men in the bar who had been so eager to drink with him now moved away when he came near them.
- The man had turned his head on hearing his name, and stood up, stooping under each ceiling beam as he came towards them.
(be present, visit, accompany)I'm having a party on Friday; can you come?can I come with you?doy una fiesta el viernes; ¿puedes venir?my mother comes to see me every week¿te puedo acompañar?we're going for a walk, are you coming (with us)?mi madre viene a verme todas las semanasto comevamos a dar un paseo ¿(te) vienes (con nosotros)?
- He had that evil aura around him and was threateningly coming closer.
- I could hear his footsteps on the pavement approaching me, coming faster and faster.
- But, as he neared the ground, other instructors noticed that he was coming too close to farm buildings and a spectator area.
assomethingSue's coming as a toreadorshe came to London as US ambassadorSue va a venir (vestida) de torerovino a Londres como embajadora de los Estados UnidosExample sentences
- So come and enjoy the event and let's all have a safe and fun-filled day.
- Please come and support the event, which is being held in aid of community care.
- People from every biological discipline you can imagine would come and present their papers.
- 2 2.1 (arrive) See examples: what time are you coming?leave? I've only just come!¿a qué hora vas a venir?after a while, you'll come to a crossroads¿irme? ¡si acabo de llegar!I'm coming, I won't be a momental cabo de un rato, llegarás a un cruceto comeenseguida voy
aboutsomethingI've come about the advertvenir poralgoMrs Peabody, I've come about your sonhe venido por lo del anuncioto comeMrs Peabody, quisiera hablar con usted; se trata de su hijo forsomething/somebodyI've come for Danielvenir a buscar algo/a alguienvenir a poralgo/alguien (Spain)to come to +vengo a buscar a Danielvengo a por Daniel (Spain) infinitiveI'm going to enjoy this meal, if it ever comesvenir a + infinitivewe very much appreciate all your suggestions; keep them coming!voy a disfrutar de esta comida, si algún día nos la sirven2.2to come and goapreciamos muchísimo todas sus sugerencias ¡sigan haciéndolas llegar!you can come and go as you pleaseir y venirshe doesn't know whether she's coming or goingpuedes salir y entrar a tu antojoPresidents come and go, the problems remain the sameestá hecha un lío [colloquial]three o'clock came and went and he still hadn't arrivedlos presidentes cambian pero los problemas son siempre los mismospasaron las tres y no llegaba
- 3 3.1 (occur in time, context) See examples: Christmas comes but once a yearChristmas is comingsolo es Navidad una vez al añospring came early this yearya llega la Navidadthis coming Fridayla primavera llegó temprano este añothe time has come for us to parteste viernes que vieneher moment had comeha llegado el momento de que nos separemosdeath comes to us allle había llegado el momentothe announcement came as a complete surprisela muerte nos llega a todosit comes as no surprise that …el anuncio fue una sorpresa totalto take life as it comesno es ninguna sorpresa que …come what mayaceptar la vida tal (y) como se presentato have something comingyou've got a birthday comingpase lo que paseI have a raise comingpronto es tu cumpleañostu cumpleaños ya está al caershe's got a surprise coming (to her)!pronto me toca un aumentohe had it coming (to him)¡no sabe lo que le espera!3.2 (as preposition) I'll be tired out come Fridayse lo tenía merecidocome the end of the crisisestaré agotado para el viernes3.3to come (in the future) (as adverb) in years to comepara cuando salgamos de la crisisa taste of things to comeen el futuroand the best is yet to comeuna muestra de lo que nos esperay todavía no ha pasado lo mejor
- 4 (extend, reach) (+ adverb complement) he comes no higher than my waistthe water only came up to our kneesno me llega (ni) a la cinturael agua solo nos llegaba a las rodillas
- 5 (be gained) See examples: it'll come, just keep practicingfluency comes through practiceya te va a salir or lo vas a lograr; sigue practicandodriving didn't come easily to mela fluidez se adquiere con la prácticaaprender a manejar or (Spain) conducir no me fue or no me resultó fácil
- 6 (be available, obtainable) (+ adverb complement) sugar comes in half-pound bagsto comeel azúcar viene en paquetes de media libra
withsomethingthese glasses came free with the dishwasherthe car comes with the jobestos vasos venían gratis con el lavaplatosit comes with instructionsel coche te lo dan con el trabajothese watches don't come cheapviene con or trae instruccioneshe's as silly as they come o they don't come any sillier than himestos relojes no son nada baratoses de lo más tonto que hayExample sentences
- Whether the bulbs come in the mail, or from the local garden center, they usually come with instructions.
- Different functionalities make it possible to do one thing much more easily or effectively, but they come with a smaller cost elsewhere.
- The meals, which cost £3.99 each, come with a choice of four salads plus any drink.
- 7 (+ adverb complement) 7.1 (in sequence, list, structure) See examples: Cancer comes between Gemini and Leothe violin solo comes somewhere in the third movementCáncer está entre Géminis y Leothe verb comes at the end of the sentenceel solo de violín es en el tercer movimiento7.2el verbo va al final de la frase(in race, competition)to come first/second/lastto come top/bottom of the classllegar el primero/segundo/último7.3salir el primero/último de la clase(be ranked)my children must come firstprimero están mis hijosExample sentences
- Had I ever to garden in a limited space, two plants that would come high on my priority list would be green beans and garlic.
- If you come second in a race, you try harder, so that next time you win.
- The American firm of architects which came second in the race is also among one of seven teams up for the job.
- I am thinking of someone like our kayaker in the Olympics, who came second in his race.
- 8 8.1 (become) (+ adj compl) it's come loose/unstuckthe bow has come undonese ha aflojado/despegadomy dream has come truese ha desatado or deshecho el lazo8.2 (reach certain state) See examples:to come to +mi sueño se ha hecho realidad
infinitivehow do you come to be here?llegar a + infinitiveI could have done it yesterday, come to think of it¿cómo es que estás aquí?lo podría haber hecho ayer, ahora que lo piensoExample sentences
- The box didn't so much open as separate, coming apart into two pieces that barely looked like they'd fit together.
- So it came to pass that life is coming apart - and just when I needed it to stay together.
- It seemed to be coming apart, and that seemed to, if anything, spur the negotiations.
- 1.1 it came about that …
- 1verb + preposition + object
- I ran away but they came after me
- 1 (in imperative) 1.1 (hurry up) See examples: come along, children
- 1verb + preposition + object
- 1.1 (attack) See examples: she was coming at me with a knife
- 1 1.1 (leave, depart) See examples:to come away (
- 1 1.1
- to be easy/hard to come by
- 1 1.1
- (be a question of) (impers) it comes down to deciding yes or no
- 1 1.1
- (strike, convince) See examples: it suddenly came home to him that she was going to die
- 1.1 (result) See examples: it was a good idea, but nothing came of it
- 1verb + adverb 1.1
- 1 1.1 (urging somebody) (only in imperative) come on!
- 1verb + adverb (+ preposition + object) 1.1
- I/she came out in spots
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (to somebody's home) See examples: telephone me or, better still, come over
- → come around
- 1verb + adverb 1.1
- 1verb + preposition + object 1.1
- 1 1.1
- the question comes up for discussion once a year
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