Translation of "come" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /kʌm/ us /kʌm/ present participle coming, past tense came, past participle come

A1 to move or travel towards a person who is speaking

Come here.
Can you come to my party?
Here comes Adam (= Adam is coming).

A1 to arrive somewhere

I’ve come to see Mr Curtis.
Has the paper come yet?

A1 to go somewhere with the person who is speaking

Come with us later.

A2 to be available to buy in a particular colour, size, etc.

Do these socks come in any other colour?

B1 to have a particular position in a competition or list

acabar, llegar
Our team came third.

to happen

Spring has come early this year.

to reach a state, or change to a different state

I was sad when the evening came to an end.
I came to the conclusion that the relationship wasn’t working.
come apart/off

to become separated or removed from something

The book came apart in my hands.
The handle came off.
how come?

used to ask why something has happened

¿cómo es que?
How come you didn’t go to the party?

(Translation of “come” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /kam/ (past tense came /keim/, past participle come)

to move etc towards the person speaking or writing, or towards the place being referred to by him

Come here!
Are you coming to the dance?
John has come to see me
Have any letters come for me?

to become near or close to something in time or space

Christmas is coming soon.

to happen or be situated

The letter ’d’ comes between ’c’ and ’e’ in the alphabet.

(often with to) to happen (by accident)

How did you come to break your leg?

to arrive at (a certain state etc)

llegar a
What are things coming to? We have come to an agreement.

(with to) (of numbers, prices etc) to amount (to)

subir a, ser
The total comes to 51.
comer noun

participante, asistente
Late-comers will not be admitted
We welcome all comers.
coming noun

ajetreo, vaivén
the comings and goings of the people in the street.
comeback noun

a return (especially to show business)

vuelta, retorno
The actress made a comeback years after retiring.
comedown noun

a fall in dignity etc

degradación, humillación
The smaller car was a bit of a comedown after the Rolls Royce.
come about phrasal verb

to happen

ocurrir, suceder
How did that come about?
come across phrasal verb

to meet or find by chance

encontrar, tropezarse con
He came across some old friends.
come along phrasal verb

to come with or accompany the person speaking etc

Come along with me!

to progress

ir, marchar
How are things coming along?
come by phrasal verb

to get

conseguir, obtener
How did you come by that black eye?
come down phrasal verb

to decrease; to become less

Tea has come down in price.
come into one’s own

to have the opportunity of showing what one can do etc

mostrar lo que uno vale
He has at last come into his own as a solo artist.
come off phrasal verb

to fall off

caerse, soltarse
Her shoe came off.

to turn out (well); to succeed

tener lugar, suceder
The gamble didn’t come off.
come on phrasal verb

to appear on stage or the screen

entrar en escena
They waited for the comedian to come on.

hurry up!

¡date prisa!, ¡vamos!, ¡venga!
Come on – we’ll be late for the party!

don’t be ridiculous!

¡venga ya!
Come on, you don’t really expect me to believe that!
come out phrasal verb

to become known

revelarse, salir a la luz
The truth finally came out.

to be published

This newspaper comes out once a week.

to strike

declararse en huelga
The men have come out (on strike).

(of a photograph) to be developed

resultar, salir
This photograph has come out very well.

to be removed

salir, quitarse
This dirty mark won’t come out.
come round phrasal verb

(also come around) to visit

hacer una visita
Come round and see us soon.

to regain consciousness

volver en sí
After receiving anesthesia, don’t expect to come round for at least twenty minutes.
come to phrasal verb

to regain consciousness

volver en sí
When will he come to after the operation?
come to light

to be discovered

ser descubierto, salir a la luz
The theft only came to light when the owners returned from holiday/vacation.
come upon phrasal verb

to meet, find or discover by chance

encontrarse con
She came upon a solution to the problem.
come up with phrasal verb

to think of; to produce

He’s come up with a great idea.
come what may

whatever happens

pase lo que pase
I’ll give you my support, come what may!
to come

(in the) future

venidero, en el futuro
There were to many difficulties in the days to come.

(Translation of “come” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)