"Come up" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "subir", and "emerge" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "surgir". Learn more about the difference between "come up" and "emerge" below.
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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 ascend)
2. (to approach; often used with "to")
Exams are coming up, so you're better off to start studying now.Se acercan los exámenes, así que más les vale empezar a repasar ahora.
b. acercarse a
Some girl came up to Pedro at school and asked him for his phone number.Una chica se le acercó a Pedro en la escuela y le pidió el número de teléfono.
3. (to occur)
I won't be able to arrive in time. Something came up.No podré llegar a tiempo. Algo surgió.
An opportunity for me to work in Dubai came up.Se me presentó una oportunidad de trabajar en Dubai.
We had almost finished the project when another problem came up.Casi habíamos terminado el proyecto cuando salió otro problema.
4. (to be mentioned)
Ariadna is uncomfortable when the topic of her father's arrest comes up.Ariadna se incomoda cuando se menciona el tema de la detención de su padre.
Tiffany's lottery number came up and she became a millionaire.Salió el número de lotería de Tiffany y se convirtió en millonaria.
I didn't mean to talk about her ex, but we were chatting and the topic came up.No era mi intención hablar de su ex, pero estábamos chateando y surgió el tema.
(to ascend in rank)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
7. (to travel)
8. (education; used with "to") (United Kingdom)
9. (to turn on)
When the auditorium lights came up, the actors saw that the theater had emptied completely.Cuando se encendieron las luces del auditorio, los actores vieron que el teatro se había vaciado por completo.
10. (to reach a height; used with "to")
(to grow up)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"When I was coming up, girls didn't ask boys out, " said the elderly man."En mi época, las chicas no invitaban a los chicos a salir, " dijo el viejito.
These shoes were all the rage when I was coming up.Estos zapatos eran muy de moda cuando yo era adolescente.
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
12. (to climb)
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to become evident)
2. (to come out)
a. emerger (from water)
Do you think the Loch Ness monster will emerge from the lake this year?¿Crees que el monstruo del lago Ness emergerá este año?
Our family was proud when my brother emerged victorious from a swimming competition.Nuestra familia se sintió orgullosa cuando mi hermano salió victorioso de la competición de natación.
An outbreak of infection emerged in the building as a result of the residents' poor hygiene.Un brote infeccioso apareció en el edificio como resultado de la mala higiene de sus habitantes.
3. (to come into being)