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"Come by" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "pasar", and "come over" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "venir". Learn more about the difference between "come by" and "come over" below.
come by
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 pass without stopping)
a. pasar
Some priests came by while I was sitting on the park bench.Unos curas pasaron cuando estaba sentado en el banco del parque.
2. (to stop by)
a. pasarse
I'll come by and check on you after I get off work.Me pasaré a ver cómo estás cuando salga del trabajo.
3. (to obtain)
a. conseguir
Fresh salmon is hard to come by this time of year.Es difícil conseguir salmón fresco en esta época del año.
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
4. (to stop by)
a. pasarse
Can you come by the house and pick up a jacket for your brother?¿Te puedes pasar por casa y coger una chamarra para tu hermano?
5. (to pass without stopping)
a. pasar
The race cars came by me at over 300 miles per hour.Los carros de carrera me pasaron a más de 300 millas por hora.
6. (to obtain)
a. conseguir
He has a funny story about how he came by his nickname.Tiene una historia chistosa acerca de cómo consiguió su apodo.
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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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