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(urging sb)come on! — ¡órale! Mexico informal
- come on! you can do it! — ¡vamos, que lo puedes hacer!
1.2(inviting sb)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
2.1(begin)(winter/night) entrar(night/winter) empezarI felt a headache coming on — me empezó a doler la cabeza
- it came on to rain — se puso a llover
2.2(begin to operate)(appliance/heating) encenderse(appliance/heating) ponerse en funcionamiento(light) encenderse
3(progress)avanzarhow'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
4.1(actor/perfomer) aparecer(perfomer/actor) salir a escena
4.2Radio Television(program/show) empezar(show/program) salir al aire
4.3(be shown, performed)do you know what's coming on at the Odeon? — ¿sabes lo que van a dar en el Odeon?
5slang(behave, present oneself)he comes on so friendly — da la impresión de ser tan amable
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