come on

come on(
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to encourage)
a. vamos
Come on! We can still win the game!¡Vamos! ¡Aún podemos ganar el partido!
b. ándale
Regionalism used in Mexico
Come on! Hit the piñata harder!¡Ándale! ¡Dale más fuerte a la piñata!
c. dale (River Plate)
Come on! Get dressed, or we'll be late.Dale! Vístete o llegaremos tarde.
d. venga
Come on! You can do it!¡Venga! ¡Sí se puede!
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
2. (to begin)
a. empezar
I heard thunder. I think a storm is coming on.He oído truenos. Creo que está empezando una tempestad.
3. (theater)
a. salir a escena
After they finish the song, you come on and do your comedy routine.Después de la canción, tú sales a escena y haces tu número de comedia.
4. (to turn on)
a. encenderse
We were asleep when the TV suddenly came on.Estábamos dormidos cuando de repente se encendió la tele.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g., joint, john).
(to behave)
a. dar la impresión de ser
He came on all sweet, but he turned out to be a jerk.Dio la impresión de ser amable, pero resultó ser un patán.
b. fingir ser
The salesman came on really nice, but he just wanted our money.El dependiente fingía ser muy simpático, pero solo quería nuestro dinero.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(to flirt)
a. coquetear
I'm not sure if the guy at the bar is just friendly or if he's coming on to me.No estoy seguro si el chico en la barra está amable nomás o si está coqueteando conmigo.
b. echar los perros
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I was eating dinner by myself, when a beautiful woman started coming on to me.Cenaba allí solo cuando una mujer hermosa empezó a echarme los perros.
7. (to progress)
a. avanzar
The violin parts for the concert are coming on quite nicely.Las partituras de violín para el concierto están avanzando bastante bien.
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come on
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (as exhortation)
c on!¡vamos! ¡venga!
2. (make progress)
a. progresar
I feel a cold coming onme estoy resfriando or acatarrando
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come on
come on! (expressing encouragement) ¡vamos!; ¡venga!; ¡ándale!; especially (Méx) ¡ándele!; (Méx) (urging haste) ¡date prisa!; ¡apúrate!; (LAm) (expressing disbelief) ¡venga ya!
2 (progress) ir; [+plant] crecer; desarrollarse
how is the book coming on? ¿qué tal va el libro?; it's coming on nicely va bien
3 (start) empezar
winter is coming on now ya está empezando el invierno; I feel a cold coming on me está entrando un catarro
4 (Teat) salir a escena
5 [+light] encenderse
6 (US)
he came on sincere fingía ser sincero
intransitive verb
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