v.(as opposed to "go") come; arrive
She came twice today.
Here comes the bus.
He won't be coming from now on.
auxiliary wordinfml(indicate what happened in the past)
What did you do today?
When did I ever say that?
Mother forgot what she was going to do in the yard.
v.(used after a verb, indicating motion towards the speaker) hither; here
Hand the hoe over please.
Bring me the book, please.
Go get the car.
adj.future, next; coming
There will be plenty of time in the future.
Next spring, my family will move to the county.
Next year, father is going to plant wheat.
n.(used after a time expression, indicating a period of time that extends from the past to this moment) ever since
Thieves have been popping up in this town lately.
I've been there three times in six months.
He hasn't had a good night's sleep in more than ten days.
adv.(used after a round number or after a numeral plus a unit of measurement) approximately; about; around
There are about 20 people in my class.
The guy is about 30 years old.
v.(used in place of a more specific verb) do
You don't have to do that with me.
Let's have a game of chess.
Your singing is so good. Sing another song.
v.(used after a verb or verbal phrase to indicate what one has come for) come in order to
We've come to offer her our congratulations.
She has gone home to see her family.
I brought you good news.
v.(of problems, etc.) take place; occur; arise
The busy farm season comes when spring sets in.
The rainy season is backward this year.
A thunder shower is coming up.
auxiliary wordinfml(used after the numerals 一, 二, and 三 to list the points in an explanation or argument)
He came to town this time for three purposes. Firstly, report on his work. Secondly, have the machine repaired, and thirdly, buy some books.
I've come to Xi'an this time, firstly, to attend some business, and secondly, to see some friends.
I haven't been to see her for a long time now. For one thing, she lives too far away. For another, I've been rather busy.
auxiliary word(used as a syllable filler in folk ballads)
What a gorgeous spring in February!
The New Year comes in the first month of the lunar year.
Words and phrases with 来
- 来年[word]next year
- 来意[word]somebody's purpose in coming
- 来火[word]get angry
- 来日[word]days to come
- 来者[word]things to come; someone or something that is coming or has come
- 来往[word]come and go; contact/intercourse/exchange
- 来龙去脉[idiom]origin and development
- 来历不明[idiom]of unknown origin; of dubious background
- 来去无踪[idiom]come and go mysteriously leaving no trace
- 来者不拒[idiom]refuse nobody's request or offer
- 来来往往[idiom]come and go
- 来日方长[idiom]Many a day will come yet.
- 来来去去[idiom]come and go
- 来势汹汹[idiom]bear down menacingly
- 来之不易[idiom]be hard-earned
- Note"来" is used after a verb to indicate the tendency of an action, and it is usually read in the neutral tone.