In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(hurry up)come along, children — ¡de prisa, niños!
1.2(as encouragement, rebuke)come along! — ¡vamos!
- come along there, there's no need to cry — vamos, vamos, no tienes por qué llorar
2.1(accompany)we're going to the exhibition — can I come along? — vamos a la exposición — ¿puedo ir (yo) también?
- come along with me — acompáñame
2.2(present oneself, arrive)you came along just at the right time — llegaste justo en el momento adecuado
- grab the first taxi that comes along — toma el primer taxi que pase / venga
3(progress)irmarcharhow's your essay coming along? — ¿cómo te va con el trabajo?
- the kitchen's coming along nicely — la cocina está quedando muy bien
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