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(reach)llegar aso what's the solution? — I'm coming to that — ¿entonces cuál es la solución? — a eso voy
- I came to jazz via rock music — llegué al jazz a través del rock
- I never thought I'd come to this — nunca pensé que llegaría a esto
- it's unlikely to come to an open confrontation — no es probable que se llegue a una confrontación directa
- what's the world coming to! — ¡adónde vamos a ir a parar!
1.2(occur)(answer/idea/name) ocurrirseit came to me in a flash — se me ocurrió de repente
1.3(be a question of)when it comes to … — cuando se trata de …
- if it comes to that — si es necesario
- or you could do it yourself, come to that — o lo podrías hacer tú misma ¿por qué no?
1.4(amount to)(total) ascender a formalit comes to $15 exactly — son 15 dólares justos
- the plan never came to anything — el plan nunca llegó a nada
- it comes to the same thing — viene a ser lo mismo
2(recover consciousness)volver en sírecobrar el conocimiento
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