Quick answer
"Arriving" is a form of "arrive", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "llegar". "Coming" is an adjective which is often translated as "próximo". Learn more about the difference between "coming" and "arriving" below.
coming(
kuh
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mihng
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (approaching)
a. próximo
This coming summer, we will go to Spain.El próximo verano iremos a España.
b. que viene
The winners of the contest will be announced in the coming week.Los ganadores del concurso se anunciarán la semana que viene.
c. entrante (week, month or year)
They are getting married this coming June.Se van a casar este junio entrante.
d. venidero
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
The president is optimistic about the coming years.El presidente es optimista acerca de los años venideros.
2. (promising)
a. prometedor
Biodegradable plastic is a coming trend.El plástico biodegradable es una tendencia prometedora.
b. pujante
Coming young entrepreneurs are revolutionizing the IT sector.Jóvenes y pujantes empresarios están revolucionando el sector de la informática.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (arrival)
a. la llegada
(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).
The coming of immigrants is beneficial for the economy.La llegada de inmigrantes es beneficiosa para la economía.
b. la venida
(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).
Storks announce the coming of the spring.Las cigüeñas anuncian la venida de la primavera.
4. (religious)
a. el advenimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many people claim to know when the second coming of Christ will occur.Muchos dicen saber cuándo sucederá el segundo advenimiento de Cristo.
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arrive(
uh
-
rayv
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to reach a place)
a. llegar
I arrived at her house, and she was not there.Llegué a su casa y ella no estaba allí.
2. (to achieve success)
a. triunfar
She felt that she had arrived when she hired her first employee.Sintió que había triunfado cuando contrató a su primer empleado.
b. alcanzar el éxito
If you keep working hard, you will arrive.Si sigues trabajando duro, alcanzarás el éxito.
3. (to be born)
a. llegar
After several hours of labor, the baby arrived.Tras varias horas de parto, el bebé llegó.
b. nacer
The baby arrived before they reached the hospital.El bebé nació antes de que llegaran al hospital.
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