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"Come to" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "ascender a", and "make" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "hacer". Learn more about the difference between "come to" and "make" below.
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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
1. (to add up to)
a. ascender a
After adding in taxes and fees, it comes to more than I can afford.Después de sumar los impuestos y los cargos, asciende a más de lo que puedo pagar.
b. ser
Eight hundred at $25 apiece comes to $20,000.Ochocientos a $25 cada uno son $20,000.
c. sumar
Altogether it comes to $200.En total suma $200.
2. (to be equivalent to)
a. venir a ser
Let's mix blue and yellow paint; it comes to the same as using green paint.Mezclemos la pintura azul y la amarilla; viene a ser lo mismo que si usáramos pintura verde.
3. (to amount to)
a. llegar
Her teachers had great hopes for her, but she never came to anything.Sus maestros tenían grandes esperanzas para ella, pero no llegó a nada.
4. (to reach)
a. llegar a
He came to a crossroads in his life when his wife left him and he lost his job.Llegó a una encrucijada en su vida cuando lo dejó su esposa y perdió su empleo.
b. alcanzar
The sad news came to me right before my birthday.Las noticias tristes me alcanzaron justo antes de mi cumpleaños.
5. (to get to)
a. ir a
Will you hurry up and come to the point already?¿Podrías apurarte e ir al grano ya?
6. (to occur to)
a. ocurrirse
The solution came to me in a dream.La solución se me ocurrió en un sueño.
7. (to be a question of)
a. tratarse
The construction company says that when it comes to priorities, safety is number one.La constructora dice que cuando se trata de prioridades, la seguridad es la número uno.
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
8. (to regain consciousness)
a. volver en sí
When I came to, I didn't know where I was.Cuando volví en mí, no sabía dónde estaba.
b. recobrar el conocimiento
He passed out when he saw all the blood, so I slapped him and he came to.Se desmayó cuando vio toda esa sangre, pero le di una cachetada y recobró el conocimiento.
9. (to become)
a. ir a parar
With gun violence becoming more commonplace, who knows what our society is coming to.Con la violencia armada cada vez más común, quien sabe a dónde irá a parar nuestra sociedad.
b. llegar
He just shook his head and said, "I don't know what we're coming to."Solo negó con la cabeza y dijo: "No sé hasta dónde vamos a llegar."
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to produce)
a. hacer
I want to learn to make furniture.Quiero aprender a hacer muebles.
b. preparar
I'm going to make a wonderful dinner.Voy a preparar una cena fantástica.
2. (to cause)
a. crear
Your sister makes problems wherever she goes.Tu hermana crea problemas vaya adonde vaya.
3. (to compel)
a. hacer
My mother made me clean my room.Mi madre me hizo limpiar la habitación.
4. (to cause to be)
a. hacer
The movie made me sad.La película me hizo sentirme triste.
5. (to reach)
a. llegar a
If we hurry, we can make it to the movie on time.Si nos apuramos, podemos llegar a tiempo a la película.
6. (to perform)
a. hacer
I have just made the payment for the invoice.Acabo de hacer el pago de la factura.
b. efectuar
The bank teller informed me that the payment will be made immediately.El cajero del banco me informó que el pago se efectuará de inmediato.
7. (to be or become)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A stick can make a pretty good baseball bat.Un palo puede actuar como un bate de béisbol.
You are going to make great parents one day.Un día serán padres magníficos.
8. (to earn)
a. ganar
With the money I'll make working during the summer, I will pay my college tuition.Con el dinero que ganaré trabajando durante el verano, me pagaré la matrícula de la universidad.
9. (to carry out)
a. cometer
Everyone makes mistakes every now and then, but you have to learn from them.Todo el mundo comete errores de vez en cuando, pero tienes que aprender de ellos.
b. tomar
The owner of the company made the decision to give everyone a raise.El dueño de la empresa tomó la decisión de darles a todos un aumento de salario.
10. (to make successful)
a. consagrar
I think this is the song that will make you.Creo que esta es la canción que te consagrará.
b. asegurar el futuro de
You'll see - this app is going to make me.Ya verás que esta app me va a asegurar el futuro.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to act)
a. hacer
My ex-girlfriend made as if she didn't notice me when I waved to her.Mi exnovia hizo como si no me hubiera visto cuando la saludé con la mano.
12. (to proceed)
a. dirigirse
In case of a fire, keep calm, and make for the nearest exit.En caso de incendio, mantengan la calma y diríjanse a la salida más cercana.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
13. (brand)
a. la marca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What is the make and model of the vehicle?¿Cuál es la marca y el modelo del vehículo?
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