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"Come through" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "llegar", and "receive" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "recibir". Learn more about the difference between "come through" and "receive" below.
come through
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 arrive)
a. llegar
We're still waiting for the fax to come through.Todavía estamos esperando que llegue el fax.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to enter)
a. pasar
No one's allowed to come through to my office until I say so.Nadie tiene permitido pasar a mi oficina hasta que yo lo diga.
3. (to succeed)
a. no fallar
Don't worry; our man will come through.No te preocupes; nuestro hombre no fallará.
4. (to survive)
a. sobrevivir
For a while, trapped in that tunnel, I didn't think we were going to come through.Por un rato, atrapado en ese túnel, no pensé que íbamos a sobrevivir.
b. recuperarse
It was a traumatic experience, but after a few months Jackson came through.Fue una experiencia traumática, pero después de unos meses Jackson se recuperó.
5. (to be clear)
a. hacerse patente
Dale talked big, but when push came to shove, his total ignorance came through.Dale fanfarroneaba, pero a la hora de la verdad, se hizo patente su total ignorancia.
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
6. (to survive)
a. sobrevivir a
If I don't come through the war, tell my wife I love her.Si no sobrevivo a la guerra, dile a mi esposa que la amo.
b. salir de
Against all odds, Alicia came through the mysterious illness she caught.Contra todo pronóstico, Alicia salió de la extraña enfermedad que contrajo.
7. (to succeed)
a. superar
With all the external support we're getting, I have no doubt we'll come through this crisis.Con toda la ayuda externa que estamos recibiendo, no tengo dudas de que superaremos esta crisis.
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receive(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to get)
a. recibir
I received a letter in a strange language.Recibí una carta en un idioma extraño.
b. percibir (a sum)
He will receive a $23,000 advance for the novel.Percibirá un avance de $23,000 por la novela.
2. (sports)
a. recibir
The moment he received the ball, he was blocked by two players of the opposing team.En cuanto recibió la pelota fue marcado por dos jugadores del equipo contrario.
3. (to suffer)
a. recibir
He received two bullet wounds in the chest.Recibió dos heridas de bala en el pecho.
4. (to be subject to)
a. recibir (coverage or treatment)
The queen's visit to Italy received wide coverage.La visita de la reina a Italia recibió amplia cobertura.
5. (to greet)
a. recibir
The Pope received the visitors in his rooms in the Vatican.El Papa recibió a los visitantes en sus habitaciones del Vaticano.
6. (telecommunications)
a. recibir
The antenna does not receive a signal.La antena no recibe ninguna señal.
7. (to admit)
a. admitir
The association is not receiving new memberships at this time.La asociación no está admitiendo nuevos socios en estos momentos.
8. (to trade in)
a. traficar con (stolen articles)
The police caught him receiving stolen goods.La policia lo pilló traficando con bienes robados.
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