"I came" instead of "I arrived" or "I got to destination" or "I landed"

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lupocci

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Italian
Hi,

In case a person is traveling by train or flight, once the person is arrived to destination, can this person text a friend saying "I came"? Beside the weird double meaning, I am correcting a non-native friend who says that every time. I am non-native either. Which is the best option? I would say "I arrived", "I got to London", or "I just got here". Suggestions? I think a single two-word text "I came" sounds very strange. Maybe "I came to London" but that sounds wrong too, like it happened in the past.

Thanks
 
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    In case a person is traveling by train or flight, once the person is arrived to destination, can this person text a friend saying "I came"?
    No, we don't say that in English.

    Instead, the person can say "I'm here," "I'm in London," "I've arrived," or else "I'm at Heathrow," etc.
     
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