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Dutch Verb Komen ('to come') - Smartphones Page

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In the present tense, komen click to hear has a short O in the singular, but a long O in the plural - that's common with A in the past tense of strong verbs, but a vowel change in the present tense is very unusual. I can't think of another verb that does that.
Komen is a strong verb:
komen / kwam / gekomen click to hear
('come / came / come')
As I already mentioned above, like most strong verbs with an A in the past tense, for komen that A is short in the singular, but long in the plural

komen to come
ik kom I come
wij komen we come
ik kwam I came
wij kwamen we came
ik ben gekomen I have come
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(komen) (to come)
ik kom I come
jij komt you come (singular, informal you)
hij komt he comes
wij komen we come
jullie komen you come (plural, informal you)
zij komen they come
U komt you come (polite you)
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(komen) (to come)
kom ik? am I coming?
kom jij? are you coming?
komt hij? is he coming?
komen wij? are we coming?
komen jullie? are y'all coming?
komen zij? are they coming?
komt U? are you coming?
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(komen) (to come)
ik kwam I came
jij kwam you came
hij kwam he came
wij kwamen we came
jullie kwamen y'all came
zij kwamen they came
U kwam you came
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ik ben gekomen click to hear I have come

Sample Sentences

Kom gauw! click to hear 2 3 Come quick!
Kom terug! click to hear 2 Come back!
Komen jullie? click to hear 2 3 Are you guys coming?

Ik ben blij dat je gekomen bent click to hear 2 3
I'm glad that you have come

Als je ooit deze kant op komt ... click to hear
If you ever come this way ...

Wanneer kom je thuis? click to hear
When are you coming home?
Wanneer kom je terug? click to hear
When are you coming back?
Hij kwam terug click to hear 2
He came back
Ik kom nooit meer terug click to hear 2
I'll never come back

Kom je binnen of wil je buiten blijven? click to hear
Are you coming in or would you rather stay outside? (I'm closing the door)

En toen kwam Jan click to hear
'And then John came' - And at that moment John arrived

Ze kwam binnen door 't raam van de badkamer click to hear
She came in through the bathroom window

't Komt over de dijk! click to hear 2
It's coming over the dike! (water)

Kom je eten? click to hear 2 3
'Are you coming, food is ready'
Kom je thee drinken? click to hear 2
~Come have tea
Kom je een kopje thee drinken? click to hear 2
~Come have a cup of tea

Kom je een keer bij ons eten? click to hear 2 3
Would you like to come for dinner at our house sometime? (singular 'you')
Wil je een keer bij mij komen eten? click to hear
Would you like to come for dinner at my place sometime? (singular 'you')
Willen jullie ...? click to hear 2 3 (plural you)

Waar kom je vandaan? click to hear 2 3
Where are you from?
- English says 'to be from,' Dutch uses 'komen uit'
Ik kom uit ... click to hear
I'm from ... - Dutch Names of Foreign Lands
Ik kom uit Amerika click to hear 2
I'm from America, the U.S.
Ik kom uit Engeland click to hear 2
I'm from England
Ze komt uit Engeland click to hear 2
She's from England
Ik woon in Amerika click to hear
I live in the U.S. ->>

Mijn voorouders komen uit Nederland click to hear 2
My ancestors came (are) from Holland
Mijn familie komt uit het zuiden click to hear
My family is from the South (of the country)
Mijn moeders familie komt uit Limburg click to hear
My mother's family is from Limburg
De plaats waar ik vandaan kom click to hear
The place where I'm from, My home town ->>

Dutch 'komen' is not always going somewhere or a movement, but can also mean 'to appear,' 'to arrive,' 'there will be'

Er komt onweer click to hear
There will be a storm (thunder & lightning) ->>
Na regen komt zonneschijn click to hear 2 3 4
After rain there will be sunshine (bad things don't last)
Van uitstel komt afstel click to hear 2
Postponing leads to cancelling
Als de lente komt, dan stuur ik jou tulpen uit Amsterdam click to hear 2
When Spring comes, I'll send you tulips from Amsterdam
De winter komt eraan click to hear 2
Winter is coming
Komt er een Elfstedentocht? click to hear 2 3
Will there be an 11-Cities Tour? ->>

in de komende jaren ... click to hear 2
in the [coming] next years ...

En dan komt de aap uit de mouw click to hear 2 3 4
(saying) [Then the monkey will come out of the sleeve] - Then the truth will come out

Met de ouderdom komen de gebreken click to hear 2
'[With] In old age defects appear'

Ik kom zo bij U click to hear 2 3
I'll be with you in a moment

Er komt geen eind aan click to hear 2
There is no end to it (it goes on and on)
Aan alles komt een eind click to hear 2
Everything must end sometime
More Endings

Hij komt bijvoorbeeld nooit te laat click to hear 2
He is, for instance, never late

't Komt niet zo nauw click to hear 2
'There is no need for much precision or strictness, there is a lot of leeway, a wide margin'
(de) speling click to hear 2 margin, 'give'

't Is er nooit van gekomen click to hear 2 3
It never came about, it never happened
Komt er nog wat van? click to hear 2 3
Is something [coming about] happening? (Obviously not - action should be taken)

Hoe kom je d'r bij? click to hear 2
[Where did you get that idea?] - It's nonsense, crazy

Kom nou! click to hear 2 3
["come now"] - (That's outrageous) - You can't be serious

Kom daar nou nog eens om! click to hear 2
[Come for that nowadays again] - It's not possible to find something like that anymore - an item (or an attitude) that went out of fashion

't Komt door de regen click to hear 2 3
It is because of the rain, the rain is causing it

Wat zei je? click to hear 2 3
What did you say? Come again?
Zeg 't nog eens click to hear 2 3
(Could you please) say it again? Come again?

Occasionally, 'komen' is translated in English as 'to go' and 'to go' as 'komen'

Ik kom er nooit meer click to hear 2 3 4
I never go there anymore - also: I'll never go there again
Ga je mee? click to hear
Are you coming with me/us?

Compound 'Komen' Verbs

aankomen click to hear 2 1. to arrive
2. to gain weight
(de) aankomst click to hear 2 arrival
(het) vertrek click to hear 2 departure - Travel

aankomen to arrive
ik kom aan I arrive
wij komen aan we arrive
ik kwam aan I arrived
wij kwamen aan we arrived
ik ben aangekomen I have arrived
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We komen om vier uur aan click to hear 2 3
We'll arrive at 4
Ze kwamen tegelijk aan click to hear 2
They arrived at the same time
Ik ben met de Kerst vijf pond aangekomen click to hear 2
'I gained 5 pounds over the Christmas holiday'

Welke dag komt je 't beste uit? click to hear
Which day would suit you, be best?
't Komt slecht uit click to hear
't Komt niet goed uit click to hear 2
It's not a good time (or day) - it doesn't suit me
Er is iets tussen gekomen click to hear 2 3
Something came [in between] up
(de) tussenkomst click to hear 2 3 intervention, help in negotiation
tussen click to hear between, among

De zon komt op click to hear 2
The sun is coming up
De zon kwam weer op click to hear
The sun came up [again] as always
De zon komt iedere dag op click to hear
Every day the sun comes up
't Was alsof de zon om middernacht opkwam click to hear
It was as if the sun came up at midnight
't Kwam niet in me op click to hear 2
[It didn't enter my head] - I didn't think of it

De zon komt door click to hear 2
The son is coming [through] out
Als de zon doorkomt na een regenbui ... click to hear 2 3
When the sun comes out after a shower ->>

bij elkaar komen click to hear 2
to get together, to meet
elkaar click to hear each other ->>
bijeenkomen click to hear 2 to meet, get together
(de) bijeenkomst click to hear 2 meeting, gathering
bijeen click to hear together

't Kan ooit nog van pas komen click to hear 2 3
It could come in handy someday

Door de tegenwind kwamen we maar met moeite vooruit click to hear 2
Because of the wind against us we only [came] moved forward slowly
Door de tegenwind kwamen we met moeite vooruit click to hear 2
Because of the wind against us we moved forward slowly

We hadden 't kunnen voorkomen click to hear 2
We could have prevented it

omkomen click to hear 2 to die, perish - often used in jest
Ik kom om van de honger click to hear 2 3
[I'm dying of hunger] - I'm famished, I'm (very) hungry

Kun je ervan rondkomen? click to hear
Can you [come 'round] get by, live on it?

Related and Similar Words

welkom click to hear 2 welcome
Iedereen is welkom click to hear
Everyone is welcome, everyone's invited
Welkom in mijn nederige stulp click to hear 2
"Welcome to my humble dwelling" ->> - 2

(de) komst click to hear 2 coming, arrival
(de) afkomst click to hear 2 descent, origin, derivation, lineage
(de) komaf click to hear 2 origin, parentage
(de) herkomst click to hear 2 3 origin
(de) overeenkomst click to hear 2 1. agreement
2. similarity
(de) toekomst click to hear
de toekomst click to hear
future
the future
in de toekomst click to hear 2
in the future
de toekomst voorspellen click to hear 2
predicting the future ->>
een blik in de toekomst click to hear 2
a view of, a look into the future
de verre toekomst en de nabije toekomst click to hear
the far and the near future
een onzekere toekomst tegemoet click to hear
towards an uncertain future
de toekomende tijd click to hear 2
the future tense ->>

(de) opkomst click to hear 2 1. rise 2. turnout
opkomst en neergang click to hear 2
rise and fall

(unrelated)
(de) kom click to hear 2 bowl
'n kom soep click to hear a bowl/cup of soup
'n kommetje pap click to hear 2 'a small bowl of porridge' ->>
See also: Cup Size

See also gaan 'to go'

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