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(advance, approach, travel)venircome here — ven (aquí)
- come here, let me do it — ven, deja quadve lo hago yo
- they must have seen us coming — deben de habernos visto venir
- you could see the punchline coming a mile off — el final se veía venir de lejos
- have you come far? — ¿vienes de lejos?
- as I was coming up/down the stairs — cuando subía/bajaba (por) las escaleras
- we've come a long way since ... — (made much progress) hemos avanzado mucho desde que ...
- he came striding/running into the room — entró a grandes zancadas/corriendo en la habitación
- don't come crying to me if you get hurt — no me vengas llorando si te haces daño
- to come to sb/sth
- tell her to come to me; I'll sort the matter out — dile que venga a hablar conmigo; yo lo arreglaré
- don't come to me with your problems! — ¡no me vengas (a mí) con tus problemas!
- you have to come to these problems with an open mind — tienes que enfocar estos problemas sin prejuicios
- come (and) look at this — ven a ver esto
- come and get it! — ¡a comer!
- Well, for one thing it's OK to shriek and run away from the ball if it comes near you.
- I heard the rhythm of footsteps pound down the hallway, coming ever closer to the holding cells.
- I do know an alert crewman had saved us from coming extremely close.
- He had that evil aura around him and was threateningly coming closer.
- As he came towards her, she knew that she should move away, but her feet wouldn't budge.
- Stacey opened the door to the bathroom, looked out to make sure no one was coming near, and closed it again.
- On the other, Dave is coming dangerously close to overstepping the line of acceptable behavior!
- He was coming closer to me, and I could almost smell his cheap cologne surrounding me.
- He waited for a moment, making sure no one was coming and moved towards the direction the man came from.
- If they get upset, they may become curious and come near the boat.
- Otherwise, in my mind it would have been much too awkward, especially if he felt what she felt as he was coming closer.
- He must have warned them we were coming because as we approached the other two swirled around to look.
- I just stared mesmerized at the advancing natural terror as it came quickly towards my home.
- No-one would come near the fence because he would start barking.
- This is what I mean about coming too close to something mean, nasty and permanently polluted.
- As police sirens wailed in the distance, coming ever closer, she called her boys off.
- She swerved into a spot, coming dangerously close to the car next to us.
- She braced her hands on the wall, getting ready to move if he came another step towards her.
- As we come near, their strange familiarity becomes simply strange.
- He kept on coming until we were close, only a few centimeters apart, all I had to do was breathe in deeply and we would be touching.
- When you're in the field, you only have to move if the ball comes near you.
- If a woman wearing it comes near me I start up uncontrollable sniffing behaviour.
- If anyone comes near me, I'll just point to my shoes and tell them I'm wired.
- Some people swear that he has never come near the left-field line, even to snag a simple pop-up.
- They fly or flee when we come near, scared that we might harm them.
- Use your defense moves if anyone that looks suspicious comes near you.
- The men in the bar who had been so eager to drink with him now moved away when he came near them.
- The shape darted behind trees and through the shadows, coming ever closer to the failing glow of the cinders.
- He opened his mouth, looking genuinely sorry about coming that close.
- He shook his head, coming even closer until his lips were inches away from her.
- As he comes near he widens his eyes still further and arches his eyebrows in an enquiring expression but she shakes her head and he wanders away again.
- The man had turned his head on hearing his name, and stood up, stooping under each ceiling beam as he came towards them.
- By coming so close to earth, the gravitational field will alter its trajectory ever so slightly.
- They are huge, ponderous things that threaten to get tangled up and knock down anyone who comes near.
- I could hear his footsteps on the pavement approaching me, coming faster and faster.
- I'll be honest and admit that I try always to avoid coming too close to any living soul who may be there, bringing flowers.
- She knew she had looked away too late, and now he was coming closer.
- The torch moved, came near his face and light shone over his features.
- But, as he neared the ground, other instructors noticed that he was coming too close to farm buildings and a spectator area.
- The evil magpie watched in confusion, but didn't come anywhere near us.
1.2(be present, visit, accompany)venirI'm having a party on Friday; can you come? — doy una fiesta el viernes; ¿puedes venir?
- can I come with you? — ¿te puedo acompañar?
- my mother comes to see me every week — mi madre viene a verme todas las semanas
- we're going for a walk, are you coming (with us)? — vamos a dar un paseo ¿(te) vienes (con nosotros)?
- to come as sth
- Sue's coming as a toreador — Sue va a venir (vestida) de torero
- she came to London as US ambassador — vino a Londres como embajadora de los Estados Unidos
- It is always a living Canadian author, who will come and be involved in events in the community.
- What matters most is that the people who do come and read are enjoying what I write.
- Please come and read the links but don't provide any more hits than your own.
- If you thought dance-film/video was all about music clips, then come and find out what else it can be.
- Some of the people of Elderswood are coming, due to arrive tomorrow as witnesses.
- They might have come and said strong words against Greece.
- If I wasn't happy with that, I don't think I would have come and spoken to the chairman, although I am glad in a way that I did.
- People from every biological discipline you can imagine would come and present their papers.
- Please come and support the event, which is being held in aid of community care.
- But the man had been intimidated in the same way as the rest of the room had, until I had come and freed them from the witch's curse.
- And now you come and sit with me and look at our viewers and say here's the truth.
- There were those investors who at least did come and started some ventures of some kind.
- She comes over to me, sits next to me, puts her hand on my thigh and flicks her hair back, while she demands I come and dance with her.
- So come and chortle, chuckle and giggle your way through a fun filled weekend with excellent stand up comedy and family fun.
- So come and enjoy the event and let's all have a safe and fun-filled day.
- If that happens to you in your life, you come and talk to me about it and reassure them that they're safe and sound in your care.
- A reluctant priest came to his bedside, after Voltaire threatened legal action against him if he did not come.
- This is the final so come and laugh at the ones that made it.
- Please come and support what will be a superb night's cricket.
- Then the people who did the road works came and dug the path up and found the fault.
2.1(arrive)venir a por algo/algn Spainwhat time are you coming? — ¿a qué hora vas a venir?
- leave? I've only just come! — ¿irme? ¡si acabo de llegar!
- after a while, you'll come to a crossroads — al cabo de un rato, llegarás a un cruce
- I'm coming, I won't be a moment — enseguida voy
- to come about sth — venir por algo
- to come for sth/sb — venir a buscar algo/a algn
- to come to + inf — llegar a + inf
- I've come about the advert — he venido por lo del anuncio
- Mrs Peabody, I've come about your son — Mrs Peabody, quisiera hablar con usted; se trata de su hijo
- I've come for Daniel — vengo a por Daniel
- I'm going to enjoy this meal, if it ever comes — voy a disfrutar de esta comida, si algún día nos la sirven
- we very much appreciate all your suggestions; keep them coming! — apreciamos muchísimo todas sus sugerencias ¡sigan haciéndolas llegar!
2.2to come and go — ir y venir
- you can come and go as you please — puedes salir y entrar a tu antojo
- she doesn't know whether she's coming or going — está hecha un lío
- Presidents come and go, the problems remain the same — los presidentes cambian pero los problemas son siempre los mismos
- three o'clock came and went and he still hadn't arrived — pasaron las tres y no llegaba
3.1(occur in time, context)Christmas comes but once a year — solo es Navidad una vez al año
- Christmas is coming — ya llega la Navidad
- spring came early this year — la primavera llegó temprano este año
- this coming Friday — este viernes que viene
- the time has come for us to part — ha llegado el momento de que nos separemos
- her moment had come — le había llegado el momento
- death comes to us all — la muerte nos llega a todos
- the announcement came as a complete surprise — el anuncio fue una sorpresa total
- it comes as no surprise that ... — no es ninguna sorpresa que ...
- to take life as it comes — aceptar la vida tal (y) como se presenta
- come what may — (whatever the situation) pase lo que pase
- to have sth coming
- you've got a birthday coming — pronto es tu cumpleaños
- I have a raise coming — pronto me toca un aumento
- she's got a surprise coming (to her)! — ¡no sabe lo que le espera!
- he had it coming (to him) — se lo tenía merecido
3.2paraI'll be tired out come Friday — estaré agotado para el viernes
- come the end of the crisis — para cuando salgamos de la crisis
- in years to come — en el futuro
- a taste of things to come — una muestra de lo que nos espera
- and the best is yet to come — y todavía no ha pasado lo mejor
4(extend, reach)llegarhe comes no higher than my waist — no me llega (ni) a la cintura
- the water only came up to our knees — el agua solo nos llegaba a las rodillas
5(be gained)it'll come, just keep practicing — ya te va a salir / lo vas a lograr; sigue practicando
- fluency comes through practice — la fluidez se adquiere con la práctica
- driving didn't come easily to me — aprender a manejar no me fue / no me resultó fácil
6(be available, obtainable)venirsugar comes in half-pound bags — el azúcar viene en paquetes de media libra
- to come with sth
- these glasses came free with the dishwasher — estos vasos venían gratis con el lavaplatos
- the car comes with the job — el coche te lo dan con el trabajo
- it comes with instructions — viene con / trae instrucciones
- these watches don't come cheap — estos relojes no son nada baratos
- he's as silly as they come/ they don't come any sillier than him — es de lo más tonto que hay
- I take numerous pills and every container I open comes with a pamphlet warning of possible side effects.
- The meals, which cost £3.99 each, come with a choice of four salads plus any drink.
- The build quality was up to scratch, the cars looked gorgeous and came, of course, with those pacy motors.
- We order a pavlova that comes with meringue so rock solid and hard we would have been better off with pneumatic drill than a spoon.
- It comes with two car-parking spaces at an adjoining property, and there is scope for extension on to the roof itself.
- The router is also a space saver and comes with an accessory stand that lets you position the device on its side.
- The asking price for the building, which comes with adjoining ramp space, is $4 million.
- Take out the material that comes with the thermometer and read it.
- They come with a coppery glow in the aura and always bring transformation of the soul, if you will let them.
- Everything else comes with health warnings, so why not?
- In reality, only the mussels arrived, but came with a rich tomato sauce and a strong but not overwhelming celery edge.
- It came with two large orders of mashed potatoes and coleslaw and a bunch of biscuits.
- They seem to produce the best images and come with the best feature mix for a reasonable cost.
- The vehicles themselves are designed to accommodate up to four people, and come complete with stowage space for bicycles.
- Internet radio may be growing, but it doesn't yet come with pictures.
- Whether the bulbs come in the mail, or from the local garden center, they usually come with instructions.
- There are only two of these houses, which come with garages, still available.
- This is how I came to imagine some kind of film thesaurus, a little like the one that comes with a word processor.
- Different functionalities make it possible to do one thing much more easily or effectively, but they come with a smaller cost elsewhere.
- It comes with 25 activity cards each with two sides.
7.1(in sequence, list, structure)Cancer comes between Gemini and Leo — Cáncer está entre Géminis y Leo
- the violin solo comes somewhere in the third movement — el solo de violín es en el tercer movimiento
- the verb comes at the end of the sentence — el verbo va al final de la frase
7.2(in race, competition)llegarto come first/second/last — llegar el primero/segundo/último
- to come top/bottom of the class — salir el primero/último de la clase
- If it comes second you only get the winnings you would have earned if you'd only bet on it to place.
- Teachers had teams in certain races and unflinchingly came last every single time.
- All those children who came first, second and third in the local athletics event have qualified for the county final.
- Two: the worst thing that can possibly befall a contrada is for its horse to come second; coming last is nothing in comparison.
- They have so much respect for writers, even ones that don't come first or second.
- I entered the contest and came second in the local finals.
- I am thinking of someone like our kayaker in the Olympics, who came second in his race.
- The American firm of architects which came second in the race is also among one of seven teams up for the job.
- Their next game will be on the 24th or 25th depending on whether they come first or second in Group A.
- If you come second in a race, you try harder, so that next time you win.
- Luddenden came second last year and third the year before, so villagers are hopeful they are moving nearer to taking top spot.
- We had three animals in two classes and they came first, second and third in both classes.
- Any athlete who comes first, second or third in more than one event should tell the announcer their preference for selection before the end of the meeting.
7.3(be ranked)estarmy children must come first — primero están mis hijos
- 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.
8.1(become)it's come loose/unstuck — se ha aflojado/despegado
- the bow has come undone — se ha desatado / deshecho el lazo
- my dream has come true — mi sueño se ha hecho realidad
- She is coming apart, the way a braid does when one has been swimming a long time.
- So it came to pass that life is coming apart - and just when I needed it to stay together.
- This film shows the family, especially the dad, coming apart at the seams.
- It seemed to be coming apart, and that seemed to, if anything, spur the negotiations.
- Just when they seemed to be coming apart at the seams, they struck a purple patch and put Wicklow asleep with some wonderful football.
- As a result, traditional systems of helping the aged are coming apart.
- Both men suffered facial injuries and one needed surgery to stitch together a piece of skin that had come apart from the left side of his nose.
- Like his mother and his grandmother, he combed his hair day after day, collecting the hair that came loose.
- My own bathing attire is coming apart at the hip-side seam.
- I look at myself and wonder if I'm coming apart at the seams.
- It's all very much more fragile, and could so easily come apart.
- That annoying, ugly, trick gold lamp that comes apart in the middle when you pick it up has been the scourge of my family for years.
- It is very cool because the patented fastener is a yin yang symbol that comes apart but holds securely.
- There is no seismic movement; the fabric of reality doesn't suddenly come apart at the seams.
- The box didn't so much open as separate, coming apart into two pieces that barely looked like they'd fit together.
- The infamous discipline seems to be coming apart at the seams.
- Moreover, in the Homeric there exists an acute and graphic sense of how things work, are put together, come apart.
- His mind remains sharp, even if his body, in its ninth decade, is slowly coming apart.
- It came apart easily, was as boneless as it could be but was a little dry on the outside.
- Things went well until we walked to the jet to preflight and saw the left main tire had started coming apart.
8.2(reach certain state)to come to + inf — llegar a + inf
- how do you come to be here? — ¿cómo es que estás aquí?
- I could have done it yesterday, come to think of it — lo podría haber hecho ayer, ahora que lo pienso
9informal(have orgasm)venirse slangcorrerse Spain slangacabar South America slang
10come, come! — ¡dale! Southern Cone informal
- come again? — ¿qué qué?
- come again, I can't hear you — repite, que no te oigo
- how come? — (say that again) ¿cómo?
- how come you didn't know? — ¿cómo es que no sabías?
1don't come the victim with me! — no te hagas la víctima conmigo
- to come it
- don't come it with me, lad! — ¡menos prepo, che!
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