Translation of come in Spanish:

come

venir, v.

Pronunciation: /kʌm//kəm/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(advance, approach, travel)

      venir
      come 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!
      • I do know an alert crewman had saved us from coming extremely close.
      • 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.
      • I could hear his footsteps on the pavement approaching me, coming faster and faster.
      • When you're in the field, you only have to move if the ball comes near you.
      • He had that evil aura around him and was threateningly coming closer.
      • Stacey opened the door to the bathroom, looked out to make sure no one was coming near, and closed it again.
      • 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.
      • If they get upset, they may become curious and come near the boat.
      • He shook his head, coming even closer until his lips were inches away from her.
      • Otherwise, in my mind it would have been much too awkward, especially if he felt what she felt as he was coming closer.
      • As we come near, their strange familiarity becomes simply strange.
      • If anyone comes near me, I'll just point to my shoes and tell them I'm wired.
      • By coming so close to earth, the gravitational field will alter its trajectory ever so slightly.
      • Some people swear that he has never come near the left-field line, even to snag a simple pop-up.
      • This is what I mean about coming too close to something mean, nasty and permanently polluted.
      • Use your defense moves if anyone that looks suspicious comes near you.
      • But, as he neared the ground, other instructors noticed that he was coming too close to farm buildings and a spectator area.
      • She braced her hands on the wall, getting ready to move if he came another step towards her.
      • The shape darted behind trees and through the shadows, coming ever closer to the failing glow of the cinders.
      • Well, for one thing it's OK to shriek and run away from the ball if it comes near you.
      • The evil magpie watched in confusion, but didn't come anywhere near us.
      • They are huge, ponderous things that threaten to get tangled up and knock down anyone who comes near.
      • On the other, Dave is coming dangerously close to overstepping the line of acceptable behavior!
      • I heard the rhythm of footsteps pound down the hallway, coming ever closer to the holding cells.
      • If a woman wearing it comes near me I start up uncontrollable sniffing behaviour.
      • She swerved into a spot, coming dangerously close to the car next to us.
      • He opened his mouth, looking genuinely sorry about coming that close.
      • The torch moved, came near his face and light shone over his features.
      • He waited for a moment, making sure no one was coming and moved towards the direction the man came from.
      • The men in the bar who had been so eager to drink with him now moved away when he came near them.
      • He must have warned them we were coming because as we approached the other two swirled around to look.
      • As police sirens wailed in the distance, coming ever closer, she called her boys off.
      • No-one would come near the fence because he would start barking.
      • As he came towards her, she knew that she should move away, but her feet wouldn't budge.
      • They fly or flee when we come near, scared that we might harm them.
      • I just stared mesmerized at the advancing natural terror as it came quickly towards my home.
      • 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.
      • She knew she had looked away too late, and now he was coming closer.
      • He was coming closer to me, and I could almost smell his cheap cologne surrounding me.
      • The man had turned his head on hearing his name, and stood up, stooping under each ceiling beam as he came towards them.

    • 1.2(be present, visit, accompany)

      venir
      I'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
      • 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.
      • If you thought dance-film/video was all about music clips, then come and find out what else it can be.
      • What matters most is that the people who do come and read are enjoying what I write.
      • Please come and support what will be a superb night's cricket.
      • People from every biological discipline you can imagine would come and present their papers.
      • Please come and read the links but don't provide any more hits than your own.
      • So come and enjoy the event and let's all have a safe and fun-filled day.
      • 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.
      • They might have come and said strong words against Greece.
      • Then the people who did the road works came and dug the path up and found the fault.
      • It is always a living Canadian author, who will come and be involved in events in the community.
      • 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.
      • This is the final so come and laugh at the ones that made it.
      • There were those investors who at least did come and started some ventures of some kind.
      • 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.
      • Some of the people of Elderswood are coming, due to arrive tomorrow as witnesses.
      • A reluctant priest came to his bedside, after Voltaire threatened legal action against him if he did not come.
      • So come and chortle, chuckle and giggle your way through a fun filled weekend with excellent stand up comedy and family fun.
      • Please come and support the event, which is being held in aid of community care.
      • And now you come and sit with me and look at our viewers and say here's the truth.

  • 2

    • 2.1(arrive)

      venir a por algo/algn Spain
      what 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 venir 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 buscar a 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!

    • 2.2

      to 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

    • 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

    • 3.2

      para
      I'll be tired out come Friday estaré agotado para el viernes
      • come the end of the crisis para cuando salgamos de la crisis

    • 3.3(in the future)

      to come
      • in years to come en años venideros
      • 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)
    llegar
    he 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 conducir no me fue / no me resultó fácil
  • 6

    (be available, obtainable)
    venir
    sugar 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
  • 7

    • 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)

      llegar
      to come first/second/last llegar el primero/segundo/último
      • to come top/bottom of the class salir el primero/último de la clase
      • They have so much respect for writers, even ones that don't come first or second.
      • If you come second in a race, you try harder, so that next time you win.
      • If it comes second you only get the winnings you would have earned if you'd only bet on it to place.
      • I am thinking of someone like our kayaker in the Olympics, who came second in his race.
      • Two: the worst thing that can possibly befall a contrada is for its horse to come second; coming last is nothing in comparison.
      • I entered the contest and came second in the local finals.
      • All those children who came first, second and third in the local athletics event have qualified for the county final.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Teachers had teams in certain races and unflinchingly came last every single time.
      • Luddenden came second last year and third the year before, so villagers are hopeful they are moving nearer to taking top spot.

    • 7.3(be ranked)

      estar
      my 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

    • 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
      • The box didn't so much open as separate, coming apart into two pieces that barely looked like they'd fit together.
      • Just when they seemed to be coming apart at the seams, they struck a purple patch and put Wicklow asleep with some wonderful football.
      • It came apart easily, was as boneless as it could be but was a little dry on the outside.
      • His mind remains sharp, even if his body, in its ninth decade, is slowly coming apart.
      • It seemed to be coming apart, and that seemed to, if anything, spur the negotiations.
      • It is very cool because the patented fastener is a yin yang symbol that comes apart but holds securely.
      • The infamous discipline seems to be coming apart at the seams.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Moreover, in the Homeric there exists an acute and graphic sense of how things work, are put together, come apart.
      • Things went well until we walked to the jet to preflight and saw the left main tire had started coming apart.
      • 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.
      • This film shows the family, especially the dad, coming apart at the seams.
      • It's all very much more fragile, and could so easily come apart.
      • I look at myself and wonder if I'm coming apart at the seams.
      • 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.
      • There is no seismic movement; the fabric of reality doesn't suddenly come apart at the seams.
      • As a result, traditional systems of helping the aged are coming apart.

    • 8.2(reach certain state)

      to come to + inf venir 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 slang
    correrse Spain slang
    acabar South America slang
  • 10

    come, come! ¡dale!
    • 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?

transitive verb

  • 1British

    don't come the victim with me! no te hagas la víctima conmigo
    • to come it
    • don't come it with me, lad! ¡no te la jales conmigo, carnal!
    • I take numerous pills and every container I open comes with a pamphlet warning of possible side effects.
    • Whether the bulbs come in the mail, or from the local garden center, they usually come with instructions.
    • The router is also a space saver and comes with an accessory stand that lets you position the device on its side.
    • There are only two of these houses, which come with garages, still available.
    • Take out the material that comes with the thermometer and read it.
    • 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 two car-parking spaces at an adjoining property, and there is scope for extension on to the roof itself.
    • It comes with 25 activity cards each with two sides.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • In reality, only the mussels arrived, but came with a rich tomato sauce and a strong but not overwhelming celery edge.
    • Everything else comes with health warnings, so why not?
    • The meals, which cost £3.99 each, come with a choice of four salads plus any drink.
    • This is how I came to imagine some kind of film thesaurus, a little like the one that comes with a word processor.
    • Internet radio may be growing, but it doesn't yet come with pictures.
    • The build quality was up to scratch, the cars looked gorgeous and came, of course, with those pacy motors.
    • They come with a coppery glow in the aura and always bring transformation of the soul, if you will let them.
    • The asking price for the building, which comes with adjoining ramp space, is $4 million.
    • It came with two large orders of mashed potatoes and coleslaw and a bunch of biscuits.