Quick answer
"Come along" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "venir", and "come over" is an intransitive verb phrase which is also often translated as "venir". Learn more about the difference between "come along" and "come over" below.
come along(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to accompany; often used with "with")
a. venir
Come along with me, Sam. We're going to report this to the police right now.Ven conmigo, Sam. Ahora mismo nos vamos a la policía a denunciar esto.
b. ir
We're going to the gala this afternoon. Would you like to come along?Esta tarde nos vamos a la gala. ¿Quieres ir con nosotros?
c. acompañar (transitive verb)
I'm going to a trade fair in Manchester next week. - Can I come along?La semana próxima me voy a Manchester a una feria comercial. - ¿Puedo acompañarte?
2. (to arrive)
a. presentarse
Martina was right in the middle of telling me something interesting when David came along.Martina justo me estaba contando algo interesante cuando se presentó David.
b. llegar
You wait 40 minutes for a bus and then three come along at once.Te pasas 40 minutos esperando un autobús y luego llegan tres todos a la vez.
c. aparecer
I was eating my sandwiches in the park when Amanda Drinkwater came along and sat down on the bench beside me.Estaba en el parque comiendo mis sándwiches cuando apareció Amanda Drinkwater y se sentó en el banco a mi lado.
3. (to hurry up; used in the imperative)
a. apurarse
Come along, Sheila! We'll be late for your appointment.¡Apúrate, Sheila! Que vamos a llegar tarde a tu cita.
b. darse prisa
Come along, kids! I don't want us to miss the start of the program.¡Dense prisa, chicos! No quiero que nos perdamos el comienzo del programa.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Come along, boys. We can't stay here all afternoon.¡Venga, niños! No podemos quedarnos aquí toda la tarde.
Come along, Peter! We haven't got all day.¡Vamos, Peter! Que no tenemos todo el día.
4. (to cheer up; used in the imperative)
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This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Come along, Fraser. You know that wasn't what I meant.¡Vamos, Fraser! Ya sabes que eso no es lo que yo quería decir.
Come along, Tina. You know I didn't mean to upset you.¡Vamos, Tina! Ya sabes que no quería ofenderte.
5. (to progress)
a. avanzar
Work on the house extension is coming along well and it should be finished by next month.Las obras de ampliación de la casa avanzan bien y deberían finalizarse antes del mes próximo.
b. marchar
Terry tells me that his plans are coming along well and that his website will soon be going live.Terry me dice que sus planes marchan bien y que falta poco para que entre en servicio su sitio web.
c. ir
How's the restoration work coming along? - Really well, thank you. We've certainly got off to a good start.¿Qué tal va la restauración? - Muy bien, gracias. Se puede decir que hemos empezado con buen pie.
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come over(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to move toward someone or something)
a. venir
Come over here, Ali. I want to show you something.Ven aquí, Ali. Quiero mostrarte algo.
2. (to go to someone's house)
a. pasarse
Do you want to come over after school to work on the project together?¿Quieres pasarte después de la escuela para trabajar juntos en el proyecto?
b. venirse
Do you want to come over and watch movies with me instead of going out tonight?¿Quieres venirte y ver películas conmigo en vez de salir esta noche?
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can you come over when you get off work?¿Puedes venir a mi casa cuando salgas de trabajar?
Jax wants you to come over later.Jax quiere que vayas a su casa más al rato.
3. (to come from overseas)
a. venir
I came over from the United States for an exchange program.Vine de los Estados Unidos por un programa de intercambio.
4. (to change sides)
a. convencerse
At first, Juan disagreed with the plan, but now he has come over.Al principio, Juan no estaba de acuerdo con el plan, pero ahora se convenció de que teníamos razón.
b. pasarse de bando
If you do some research, you'll see that we are right and you'll come over to our side.Si lo investigas, verás que tenemos razón y te pasarás a nuestro bando.
5. (to suddenly feel) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The fumes from the paint made me come over all dizzy.Los gases de la pintura me marearon.
We thought he had the flu, because he suddenly came over shivery.Pensamos que tenía la gripe, porque de repente le dieron escalofríos.
6. (to give an impression)
a. producir
I was nervous about how my girlfriend would come over when I introduced her to my family.Estaba preocupado por la impresión que mi novia produciría cuando le presentara a mi familia.
b. causar
Unfortunately, he came over badly during the interview and didn't get the job.Lamentablemente, causó mala impresión en la entrevista y no consiguió el trabajo.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
7. (to afflict)
a. sobrevenir
An unexpected rage came over me when I heard her insults.Una rabia inesperada me sobrevino cuando oí sus insultos.
b. pasar
What's come over you? You've been acting strange lately.¿Qué te ha pasado? Has estado actuando raro últimamente.
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