How to use COME: 4 different meanings




Come ha quattro significati.

Come has four different meanings

 

AUDIO -> Come


“Uguale”, “allo stesso modo” -> like – same as – in the same way 

Ex.:

Vorrei diventare un astronauta come Samantha Cristoforetti

I would like to become an astronaut like Samantha Cristoforetti


“Avere una funzione”, “fare un mestiere”( having a role, a job) -> as

Ex.:

Lavoro in questa ditta come impiegato

I work in this office as employee


“Indicare il modo”, “indicare il nome” (method, means, name)  -> How

Ex.:

Ciao Carla, come stai? Come va? Come sei arrivata a Milano?

Hi Carla, how are you doing? How are you? How did you come to Milan?


“Perché” quando è seguito da mai (Why when followed by “never”) -> Why

Ex.:

Come mai è andata a Firenze?

Why he went to Florence?

 

 


 

Useful  Expressions with COME

 

Come al solito -> as usual – AUDIO

Come la mettiamo? -> What are we going to do with it – AUDIO

Come non detto -> never mind – AUDIO

 




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