Shift #566

to come → to begin (tr.)

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Portuguese
Lexeme chegar
Meaning 1 to come
Meaning 2 to start doing, to finish in the end a. O velho barão veio a morrer. 'The old baron (finally) died (= «came to dying»).'
"1. Старый барон (в конце концов) умер (= «пришел к умереть»)."
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Comment Constructions are: venir a inf. Also llegar a inf. In Spanish; vir + inf. / a inf. Also chegar a inf. In Portugal; vir a inf. Also chegar a inf. In Galician; arribar a inf. (with the verb ‘to come, to arrive’ in Catalan).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme come
Meaning 1 to come
Meaning 2 to become gradually a. I came to know him better;
"‘я узнал его лучше’, ‘в конце концов вы поймете’, ‘случилось так, что Мэри понравился Сэм’"
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Comment Constructions are: komen + inf. in Dutch, komma att + inf. in Swedish («sudden» or «unexpected» onset of a situation, cf. Han kom att tänka ‘He suddenly thought’).