There are 2 translations of come on in Spanish:

come on

v + adv
  • 1 1.1 (urging sb) (only in imperative) come on! ¡vamos! ¡date prisa! or (AmL tb) ¡apúrate!, ¡órale! (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] come on! you can do it! ¡vamos, que lo puedes hacer! 1.2 (inviting sb) (usu in imperative) hi! come on in/up hola, pasa/sube tell them to come right on over diles que se vengan ahora mismo 1.3 (follow) you go ahead, we'll come on later tú ve primero, nosotros iremos más tarde 1.4 (advance) avanzar*
  • 2 2.1 (begin) [night/winter] entrar, empezar* I felt a headache coming on me empezó a doler la cabeza it came on to rain (BrE) se puso a llover 2.2 (begin to operate) [heating/appliance] encenderse*, ponerse* en funcionamiento; [light] encenderse*
  • 3 (progress) avanzar* how's your thesis? — it's coming on ¿cómo va la tesis? — avanzando we've come on a lot since those days hemos avanzado mucho desde aquella época
  • 4 4.1 [actor/perfomer] aparecer*, salir* a escena 4.2 [Rad] [TV] [program/show] empezar*, salir* al aire 4.3 (be shown, performed) [movie/play] do you know what's coming on at the Odeon? ¿sabes lo que van a dar or (Esp tb) echar en el Odeon? 4.4 [Sport] [substitute/player] entrar
  • 5 (behave, present oneself) [slang/argot] he comes on so friendly da la impresión de ser tan amable to come on strong I only invited him in for coffee, but he started coming on strong solo lo invité a tomar un café pero se empezó a pasar or (Méx) a poner sangrón [familiar/colloquial]
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 2 translations of come on in Spanish:

come-on

Pronunciation: /ˈkʌmɑːn; ˈkʌmɒn/

n

  • 1.1 (sexual) [colloquial/familiar] to give sb the come-on insinuársele* a algn, tirarle los tejos a algn (Esp) [familiar/colloquial]
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    • Our introduction to Catherine, her frail beauty and desperately clingy sexual come-ons to Wolf, only intensifies our sense that something's desperately wrong at the chateau.
    • If he really doesn't want to receive bawdy come-ons, he has ways of stopping it that he should have exercised a LOOOOOOONG time ago.
    • I also told him that I needed to be touched and hugged and that I would accept the come-ons from other men.
    More example sentences
    • Part grassroots recruiting strategy and part Tupperware-style marketing, the come-on offers an unusual perk.
    • The credit industry's sleazy come-ons, onerous interest rates and frantic marketing to teenagers go unaddressed by Congress; it is only consumers who are expected to be conscientious.
    • And come-ons ranging from free digital cameras to $100 mail-in rebates have become the norm.
    1.2 (inducement) [Marketing] gancho (m), señuelo (m)

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.