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!
- 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)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
- 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.
2.1(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 — 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!
2.2to 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
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)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 conducir 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
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
- 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)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
- 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 slangcorrerse Spain slangacabar South America slang
10come, 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?
1Britishdon'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.
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