In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(to carry)llevartake this file to Personnel — lleve este expediente a Personal
- she took him the book — le llevó el libro
- shall I take the chairs inside/upstairs? — ¿entro/subo las sillas?
- shall we take our chairs into the garden? — ¿sacamos las sillas al jardín?
- who's going to take the garbage out? — ¿quién va a sacar la basura?
- he took the case to the Court of Appeal — llevó el caso al Tribunal de Apelación
- if you decide to take the matter further — si decide proseguir con el asunto
- I don't mind teasing, but she takes it too far — no me importa que me tomen el pelo, pero ella se pasa
- which takes us to 2005 — con lo cual estaremos ya en 2005
- his ambition will take him far — su ambición lo hará llegar lejos
- They should be taken into the house about the beginning of November and wintered on hay and a few turnips at each end of the day.
- The woman was taken to hospital and received treatment for a minor head injury.
- Her job took her to New Delhi, London and finally to Chennai, where she had always wanted to be.
- Any items for the sale can be taken to the club or the Wiltshire Times offices in Duke Street.
- The next morning, the yacht had already been taken to the repair yard.
- It was now early evening and I decided that the next lift I accepted would have to take me quite a distance.
- Walsh took the ball forward and off loaded to Coulter who had made a blistering run before firing over.
- An ambulance was called and Mr Greally was taken to York Hospital and later transferred to Leeds.
- After spending time living in Harrow, her job took her to Tokyo where she met her husband Shigetoshi.
- His remains will be taken home for burial in Kilconduff Cemetery after Requiem Mass.
- She was taken to a police car and then up to Bradford Royal Infirmary.
- His job routinely takes him to Minnesota, London, Munich, the Netherlands and New York.
- He took the ball forward only to fall but McKinnon was well - placed to flick it past keeper Nicky Walker.
- However, King Scallops collected from the area must still be taken to an approved plant for processing.
- Once the phone is charged, it can be taken anywhere inside the house as with a cordless phone.
- The injured were taken to City Road Hospital, lately home to the great Dalrymple.
- Donations of items to sell can be taken along, or if they are too large call in to arrange collection.
- No matter where his mission takes him, he'll never be beyond the reach of God's protection.
- She went there on the day she took her Housing Benefit form and she asked for a change in circumstances form.
- Ed's job often takes him to Manchester and London and he has noticed how fashion works in the city and has been shopping for a more modern look in Kendal.
1.2(to drive, to transport)llevarI'll take you in the car — te llevo en el coche
- we took him home/to the station — lo llevamos a (su) casa/la estación
- this bus takes you into the center/past the hospital — este autobús te lleva al centro/pasa por el hospital
- I must take the car in (to the garage) — tengo que llevar el coche al taller
- If not we can expect even more commercial vehicles taking the shortest route through.
- She wanted to approach Genevieve's by the route she had always taken in the past.
- We've now worked out the route they took - one went over his fence, and let the other in by the gate.
- We took a First ScotRail train, which has a picturesque route, from Edinburgh to Dunkeld.
- Now the route Les took from the dock to a waiting prison van will be part of a tour on an open day at the courthouse in Bexley Square.
- Unlike the meandering trip into the desert, the return journey takes the most direct route home.
- If you only want to get there, you take the quickest route and worry about nothing else.
- It had taken them just about two days to get there taking the most direct route possible.
- Schoolchildren were instead taking a longer route via Leigh Road and Chestnut Avenue.
- They take the shortest possible route but do not know the height of their vehicle.
- Knowing what the trains are like I deliberately took an earlier train, only to have it run perfectly on time.
- We decided on a walk, and thought why not do a real walk, and decided on the route we are taking.
- Mr Langdale asked why he was unable to say exactly which route he had taken.
- They took my 1996 route to the pub, I beat them with my new one, and we had a nice drink in the sunshine.
- The youth had been out for the evening in Kingston with friends and had taken the N285 night bus home.
- Each and every minute detail was worked out as to which car would enter first and which escape routes we should be taking.
- So we're taking a rather circuitous route to Waterloo so I can pick them up.
- The route he took was popular with tourists but regarded by locals as treacherous.
- On the way home, he argued with the taxi driver about the route he was taking and the price of the fare.
- Without a doubt, this was the most luxurious form of transport I have ever taken.
2.1(to escort)llevarhe took them upstairs — los llevó arriba
- she took us into her office — nos hizo pasar a su oficina
- I took him out of the room — lo saqué de la habitación
- I'm taking them to the movies — los voy a llevar al cine
- I'll take you up/down to the third floor — te llevo al tercer piso
- to take the dog (out) for a walk — sacar el perro a pasear
- he took us for a drive/for a meal — nos llevó a dar una vuelta en coche/a comer
- Reyna Johnson, nice girl extraordinaire, had accepted his offer to take her to homecoming.
- Upon arriving home from work on Friday, I discovered that my wife had taken Zachery out for dinner and shopping, giving me a quiet house and no dinner company.
- Our guides then took us to a creek that was said to be one of the hardest in Norway.
- We took Lucy along because Dad loves to see her and tries in vain to get her to play fetch the ball.
- Some parents will get in touch with the service to let them know where their children are to be taken that night.
- One of her chores was taking the family's horses out to pasture, within view of the house.
- Once you know what is expected, go shopping but take somebody you trust with you.
- His guide took him to visit a forest tribe said to have stopped eating human flesh only five years previously.
- I had taken Katie out to dinner and we had a really nice time.
- Each week we will pull out the name of a winner who will receive a voucher to take their friends or family for a meal at Chicago Rock.
- Later the guide takes us to a souvenir shop run by a friend of his.
- If anyone rich reads this, can they please bung me some money so I can take her away for a short holiday?
- We believe Sims was waiting for her near the house and took her away to a green area at the back of the house.
- My task was to take him for a spin and let him cast his expert eye over my driving skills… or lack of them.
- His mother was a devoted Buddhist and she took Teiji, when he was a young child, with her when she went to the temple.
- He also takes Bury Gateway Club members away on adventure weekends every year.
- Mom was at my sister's house and had to be taken home to prepare a room for Marie.
- We exited the lift and were taken through a pitch dark passage into a room full of cages where a strange lady talked to us.
- Police were sent to the house and Berry was taken to her grandma's by officers.
- This morning I went to take Penelope shopping but she was not at all up for it.
2.2(to bring along)llevartake an umbrella — lleva un paraguas
- I'll take them some flowers — les voy a llevar unas flores
- are you taking a friend? — ¿vas con algún amigo?
- take me with you! — ¡llévame!
- she often takes work home (with her) — se suele llevar trabajo a casa
- you can't take it with you — no te lo puedes llevar a la tumba
3.1(to grasp, to seize)tomaragarrar Latin Americacoger Spainhe took her by the hand — la cogió de la mano Spain
- he took her in his arms — (lifted her) la tomó en brazos
- he took the opportunity — aprovechó la oportunidad
- he took control of the situation — se hizo dueño de la situación
- he took the knife from her — le quitó el cuchillo
- I reached my good arm up to Alexei and he took my hand, clutching it reassuringly.
- The giant reached down and took his son by the hand, leading him off to a nearby creek.
- Devon's blue eyes softened almost immediately and he leaned forward to take my hand from my lap.
- She reached over, took the black brush and started to brush her long, silky hair.
- He held out his hand to her and she gnawed on her lip as she reached out and took the extended limb.
- Claire reached out to take her arm, shifting carefully on her makeshift lounger.
- As she reached over to take my tray, she frowned then squinted at a glinting object in the seat in front of me.
- Ariane smiled taking the reins, reaching over she planted a kiss on the old man's cheek.
- Ben reached across and took her hand and placed it upon the gear and maneuvered it to change it to reverse.
- He stood up, reaching out and taking her hand so that they walked together from the courtyard.
- When she looked up at him he placed a fresh smile upon his lips and reached out to take her hand.
- Lacey reached forward and took it, her eyes briefly skimming over the first few pages.
- She reached out and took his wrist, holding it in place as she wrote her phone number on the back of his hand.
- She reached over and took Skyler's hand then raised his chin to look him straight in the eye.
- He reached out to take her hand, but halted, his attention turning elsewhere.
- Slowly the girl reached out and took the bowl and started to drink from the rim.
- He reaches over, takes my hand, and I just squeeze my eyes tight and try not to hold on too hard.
- She reached out and took my hand.
- My mother was reaching out and nervously taking Zachary's hand after my father had released grip of it.
- Mack agreed, taking the ticket and placing it in his upper coat pocket so that the edges peeked out.
3.2(to take charge of)may I take your coat? — ¿me permite el abrigo?
- would you mind taking the baby for a moment? — ¿me tienes al niño un momento?
- I'm taking the children for two weeks — me voy a quedar dos semanas con los niños
3.3(to occupy)take a seat — siéntese
- this chair/table is taken — esta silla/mesa está ocupada
4(to remove, to steal)llevarsesomebody's taken my purse! — ¡alguien se me ha llevado el monedero!
- has anything been taken? — ¿se han llevado algo?
- it's like taking bread from their mouths — es como quitarles la comida de la boca
- he was taken from us when he was still a child — se lo llevó el Señor cuando era todavía un niño
- Auditors were called in, but the true amount of money taken by Lucas could not be fully determined.
- What would happen if everyone took his or her money out of the bank at the same time?
- Kellye's son, Bryce, was 17; she'd taken him out of high school the previous year to homeschool him after catching him smoking pot.
- Fluid taken from Mr Wilson's lung contained traces of blood, sometimes evidence of cancer.
- They had a conversation with him and he later discovered that the money had been taken.
- Silver took out a key and locked the door, ensuring that the boy couldn't escape.
- To this date every item that has been stolen was taken from the dwelling of the owner.
- The debris taken from the pool is visible to all on the northern bank of the pool.
- Blood taken from a donor will tend to coagulate rapidly unless it is mixed with an anticoagulant.
- They then inserted an extra bovine protein gene taken from a cow cell into the embryos.
- Don Broder took it from his brother in 1973 and kept it mounted it on the wall of his family room.
- It's like the Daily Star with all the news and sport taken out, only rather less highbrow.
- Crimes such as taking something from the office or asking a friend to bend the rules might involve only minor damage, but set up a vicious cycle.
- Nothing was stolen from the shop and nothing was taken from Mr Hussain.
- He reaches out and takes the pins from her hair, so it loosens in sections, unfolding around her.
- It is alleged that nearly £18,000 was taken in the raid when two members of staff were injured.
- This is not just water but water taken from the algae-green trough in the field.
- I reached over and took a bottle of milk from its bag and gently put it in its mouth.
- Stagecoach staff managed to stop him driving off and the police came to take him away in a van.
- Her husband Stephen had died four years earlier and she fought a long legal battle to use sperm taken from him before he died.
- Sections of the churchyard and a whole path were dug up and stones taken in the last two years in six separate raids.
- He reached out and took the bag from her, turning it so the pills dropped in his hand.
- I am a big fainter when it comes to getting blood taken from me, so this was just ick ick ick.
- The animals will be taken from a national park in Gujarat and released in the forests of Etawah.
- Of all things in the house he could have stolen, he'd taken nothing more than a picture of her.
- Bint also admitted using a credit card taken from an elderly man in Hemel Hempstead Hospital who has since died.
- The theft was the third at the shop in the space of only eight weeks, although it is the first in which actual shop stock has been taken.
- The substance freshly taken from the honeycomb has a distinctive taste, scent, texture, and so on.
- He didn't say whether any money had been taken but he said that he was not hurt.
- Alarms can deter thieves from not only stealing your van, but also taking items from within it.
- She looked around for the horses, but the highwaymen had obviously taken them.
- There always has to be somebody in the tent to prevent thieves from taking the paltry property they have left.
- Jack is a thief, he takes one card from the top of your opponent's deck and adds it to your hand.
- Much of the excellent seafood taken from coastal waters is salted and dried and sent inland.
- Anse blesses and resents Addie for dying, and then takes Dewey Dell's money and leaves.
- Two-thirds of the 282 light commercial vehicles under three years old stolen between November 2001 and November 2002 were taken with their keys.
- Travis reached up and took the flower from my mouth and dropped it on the floor carelessly.
- People using cash machines are being warned to be on the alert, after four customers had their cash cards taken.
- It was only after he left that his victim realised her money had been taken.
- The third unvirtuous action of the body is stealing, which means taking something that does not belong to us.
5(to catch unawares)it took us by surprise — nos sorprendió
- he was taken completely unawares — lo agarró completamente desprevenido
- to be taken ill — caer enfermo
6.1(to capture)(position/fortress/town) tomar(piece/pawn) comerto take sb prisoner — coger a algn prisionero Spain
- If, in addition, Russia takes Galicia, an early bath for Austria is on the cards.
- He had himself proclaimed king at Ravenna in 494 after taking back Italy from Odoacer.
- If the black king takes the rook, black loses the queen.
- The Soviet forces took more than 30,000 Romanian prisoners and all their equipment.
- In May 1940 German forces invaded France and had taken Paris by the middle of June.
- He had already taken Cologne, where he was reputed to have massacred 11,000 virgins.
- Henry Joy McCracken's United Army of Ulster took Larne and Antrim but was defeated.
- The victims had been removed from a hospital by members of a Yugoslav army force which had taken Vukovar.
- After the German armies took Prague, Hájek was forced to work for the German armament industry.
- In fact, the failure of the German army to take Paris was seen as a failure and Moltke was held responsible.
- In November 1919 Kiev was briefly taken by the White armies before being occupied by the Red Army.
6.2(to win)(title/prize) llevarse(prize/title) hacerse con(game/set) ganar
6.3(to earn)hacersacarwe took over $10,000 — hicimos / sacamos más de 10.000 dólares
- What would you say if I told you that the video game industry takes in more money per year than the movie entertainment business?
- That means that the government spends less money than it takes in and applies the surplus to the NIB.
- It means they can respond quickly to calls, and drivers can take more money with fewer dead miles between jobs.
7.1(to buy, to order)llevar(se)I'll take this pair — (me) llevo este par
- I'll take 12 ounces — déme 12 onzas
- He has agreed to take a total of 48 and they are currently arriving in batches.
7.2(to subscribe to)comprarwe take The Globe — nosotros compramos / recibimos / leemos The Globe
- I took the magazine for a year but did not renew it.
7.3(to rent)(apartment/cottage) alquilar(cottage/apartment) coger Spainwe took an apartment there for the winter — cogimos un apartamento allí para el invierno Spain
- After Nelson's victory at Copenhagen, she considered taking a London house again but feared the expense.
8(medicine/drugs) tomarhe mustn't take solids — no debe tomar sólidos
- to take tea — tomar el té
- I don't take sugar in my coffee — no le pongo azúcar al café
- have you taken your tablets? — ¿te has tomado las pastillas?
- not to be taken internally — para uso externo
- It is thought she and four other women who became ill on the night she died, had taken drugs stolen from a trolley.
- Currently insulin cannot be taken in a pill because the hormone is broken down by powerful acids in the stomach.
- For colitis and irritable bowel syndrome, aloe vera can be taken as a drink.
- This comes down to your personal choice and drugs education, if you take these harder drugs.
- She would say that she wanted to get away from the life but the drugs she took controlled everything.
- I would like to know what drugs he was taking, such was his endless energy throughout.
- When he got caught taking other drugs they would increase his methadone script so that he didn't need any other drugs.
- Mr.A told us that he now realises the danger to himself if he does not continue to abstain from taking illicit drugs.
- While taking drugs he was, in effect, harming no one but himself whereas with the alcohol he was a danger to others.
- Was he caught stealing, taking drugs or was he a victim of homosexual abuse?
- It is taken by around two million people in the UK - in Germany, it's available on prescription.
- They work best when taken regularly from the time when either pain or bleeding starts or the day before a period is due.
- Young drivers also appear willing to accept lifts from drivers they know to have taken illicit substances.
- When we arrived at the house, John took a good few pink tablets and drank whiskey and cans of cider.
- Her family insist authorities knew she and her boyfriend were taking drugs together.
- He's a fascinating character, albeit a frustratingly incoherent one when the copious drugs he takes are in full flow.
- Unfortunately these substances have been taken illicitly by athletes for body-building.
- If only the Army knew, some of their best soldiers in the battalion are taking or have taken drugs.
- The years roll by, and you continue to steal, take drugs, and carry and use a blade.
- Young smokers are also more likely to drink alcohol or take illicit drugs.
9.1(to collect)(sample) tomar(survey) hacerwe took regular readings — tomamos nota de la temperatura (/ presión etc. ) a intervalos regulares
- She said Miss Ofuri was behaving belligerently and refused to allow her blood pressure to be taken.
- Mr Murphy said they agreed it was a nuisance and were due to return to take further measurements.
- The nurse takes the child's vital signs and assesses his or her oral cavity for any excessive bleeding.
- It appears that measurements had been taken but not submitted at the previous hearing.
9.2(to record)tomarhe took my measurements/temperature — me tomó las medidas/la temperatura
9.3(to write down)(notes) tomarcan I take a message? — ¿quiere dejar un recado?
- he took my name and address — me tomó el nombre y la dirección
- Notes taken at the time were incomplete and a summary of the interview was drawn up only afterwards.
- Kathy took a few more notes before watching the interviews from the back of the room.
- By taking notes he wanted Sydney to write down all the important parts and help him make a decision.
- In an ideal world it would also link to the collaborative Hydra notes that were taken for pretty much every session.
- He will have watched Celtic play under Dalglish and will have taken enough notes to fill a book on their style of play.
- He relied on what volumes he could get and the notes he had taken on the books he had read.
- Christopher Hitchens may have learned shorthand and taken better notes than the rest of us, but I doubt it.
- Either his friend had been taking notes these past several months, or he was a fast learner.
- I have a set of notes that I took when I went to see a Maxwell Bates exhibit on Thursday.
9.4to take a photograph — sacar / tomar una foto
- he's always taken a good picture — siempre ha salido bien en las fotos
- There is a chance of winning a digital camera for taking the photograph which best captures the spirit of the challenge.
- Camera control also takes some getting used to but after a while I found it intuitive.
- Incidentally, the camera allows us to take snapshots while it is recording a video.
- After the engagement, Basharat had taken some photographs and video clips of the girl.
- Financial help can be given in some cases to assist a visit with us, and photographs can be taken for those unable to travel.
- This is about artists, and how an artist can be stopped now from taking a photograph.
- The Canon photo management software creates one new directory for each day photographs have been taken.
- In police custody, his solicitors came with a digital camera and took nineteen photographs of his injuries.
- Unfortunately, we could not stop to take photographs as the bus raced past the scenes.
- These are select photographs from the newspaper that have been taken from different angles.
- I took the cheapo digital camera with me, but to be honest - you don't wanna see this place.
- I explained it was a camera and I was taking photographs of what had been going on on the estate.
- If clear photographs can be taken, then an efficient counting system is in place.
- These works, taken by just four photographers, recall the most dazzling time in movie history.
- Mo came round today with her digital camera and took a photograph of what will probably be my image on the publicity.
- A hidden camera secretly takes a close-up photo of the shopper's face.
- In 1945 she was photographed taking a leisurely, long-overdue bath in Hitler's tub.
- A tube poster featuring this caught my eye, because I recently took a very similar photograph.
- I raised my camera to take a photograph of this to send to Midland Mainline.
- As an additional safeguard, the firearm also contains a tiny camera which takes a photograph every time it is fired.
10.1(to withstand, to suffer)(load/strain/weight) aguantar(beating/blow) recibirhis reputation has taken a few knocks — su reputación ha sufrido unos cuantos reveses
- To answer the first question we have to ask ourselves who actually takes offence at receiving Christmas cards?
- But the slight decline in revenue is good news compared to the loss Sun took in the quarter.
- Scots should take a very keen interest in what happens in our prisons for two reasons, he says.
- As if spurred on by this, Peebles upped the ante, taking two consecutive strikes against the head.
- A regular visitor to Mayo, he takes a very keen interest in GAA affairs in this county.
- He has not stopped scoring since and all this after taking a 75 per cent pay cut when he moved to Hanover.
- He took pride in a job well done and always gave full commitment to any job he undertook.
- Long takes a particularly keen interest in developing junior players and has run classes after school and in the holidays.
- For someone purporting to live in Cumbria he takes a very keen interest in our city…
- Jim also took a keen interest in political affairs and loved the atmosphere of election week and count day.
10.2(to tolerate, to endure)aguantarI won't take any more nonsense from you — no pienso aguantarte más tonterías
- he can't take a joke — no sabe aceptar / no se le puede hacer una broma
- it was more than I could take — ya no pude aguantar más
- I don't have to take that from her — no tengo por qué aguantarle / permitirle eso
- I can't take it any longer! — ¡no puedo más!
- I have always advocated that players must stand up and take criticism and accept that.
- It was a moving and impassioned speech, with a few barbs which Blair had to simply stand there and take.
- They can usually take what Mother Nature dishes out.
- She was so sucked into her own lies she took the abuse and accepted it as a way of life.
- It has been three years of patiently taking rejection, accepting smaller parts, non-speaking roles.
- They were prepared to stand there and take what they were given by the police.
10.3(to bear)how is he taking it? — ¿qué tal lo lleva?
- she's taken it very badly/well — lo lleva muy mal/bien
11.1(to understand, to interpret)tomarseI don't know how to take that remark — ese comentario no sé cómo tomármelo
- she took it the wrong way — se lo tomó a mal
- don't take it personally — no te lo tomes como algo personal
- to take sth as read/understood — dar algo por hecho/entendido
- I take it that you didn't like him much — por lo que veo no te cayó muy bien
- I take it we're all agreed on that — sobre eso estamos todos de acuerdo ¿no?
- everyone takes him to be a troublemaker — todo el mundo cree que es un alborotador
- I take the passage to mean that ... — yo entiendo que el texto quiere decir que ...
- I take this to be a misprint — me imagino que esto será un error tipográfico
- Though Jeter takes acting seriously, Krakowski says he knows how to have fun with an audience.
- I suggest, however, that statements like these should not be taken too literally.
- He said attacks on shop staff could be taken more seriously at Government level.
- They know who she is and there is no question as to whether she should be taken seriously.
- It was a bold move but Bohr's already high reputation meant that he would be taken seriously.
- So it's a very difficult role, very difficult job and they're taking it very seriously.
- At first glance, Shannon looks apathetic but an emotion that could be taken for concern flickers in her eyes.
- This should not be taken to mean that military intervention is necessarily illegitimate.
- The Bible was taken as literal truth, despite the acceptance by most that the Earth revolved around the sun.
- I can tell it's his way of being nice so I take it as a compliment.
- Seen from a distance, such armed bands were often taken for brigands themselves, and so the panic spread.
- I'd advice you take everything I write with a pinch of salt anyway, so to speak.
- The BBC, reporting the event, took this as a reference to the Cardinal's red hat and robes.
- Take some time to regain confidence after this - or should I take it as a compliment?
- For Sirius this occurs in July and this was taken to be the start of the year.
- All the girls in the office had taken this to mean that I was devastatingly handsome.
- Don't take anything that Gibson wrote about as gospel on what Voudoun is about.
- The article was most certainly not intended to be taken as the sum total or even a summation of my feelings about the CU.
- The cholesterol ratio should not be taken on its own as a predictor of the risk of heart attack or stroke.
- Im not quite sure who they are but I take it as a compliment that they liked my site enough to copy parts of it.
11.2(to consider)mirartake Japan, for example — mira el caso del Japón, por ejemplo
- take Doris, she doesn't worry about these things — mira a Doris, ella no se preocupa por estas cosas
- Just take for example, you and I were at a party and we had a bit of an argument and it got a little bit out of hand.
- Now if you take the County games, the Aborigines were beaten in most of those, if not all.
- Another example we might take is the fact that human beings have hearts on the left of their bodies.
- It takes for example over 80-90 years for an Oak tree to become large enough to be useful.
- If we take Baghdad as an example, there was incredible chaos after the war.
- Let us take Far Cry for example - a game that uses the Split Frame Rendering technique.
- To take only one example, the CWI used Youth Against Racism in Europe in much the same way.
- For instance, take the other day when I call Pebbles in Spain and her mom picks up the phone.
- Some of the stuff they do must actually hurt, take for example the Hardy Boys.
12.1(to adopt an attitude of)he takes the view that ... — es de la opinión de que ...
- she took an instant dislike to him — le cayó mal desde el primer momento
- if you're going to take that attitude, ... — si te vas a poner así, ...
12.2(to experience)he took great pleasure in humiliating her — disfrutó enormemente humillándola
- I take no satisfaction from proving her wrong — no siento ningún placer / no disfruto al demostrar que está equivocada
13(of time)(task/job) llevar(process) tardartardardemorar(se) Latin Americait took longer than expected — llevó / tomó más tiempo de lo que se creía
- painting the ceiling won't take all morning — pintar el techo no va a llevar / tomar toda la mañana
- how long does it take to make? — ¿cuánto tiempo se demora en hacerlo?
- it takes 48 hours to dry — tarda 48 horas en secarse
- the flight takes two hours — el vuelo dura dos horas
- the project took five years to complete — (se) tardaron cinco años en terminar el proyecto
- it took weeks for him to recover — tardó semanas en recuperarse
- they took six months to reply — tardaron seis meses en responder
- the letter took a week to arrive — la carta tardó una semana en llegar
- if you take long to get ready / (in) getting ready ... — si tardas mucho en arreglarte ...
- don't take too long about it! — ¡no tardes / no te entretengas / no te demores demasiado!
- The jury took just over two hours to return a majority verdict of death by natural causes contributed by neglect.
- It gets progressively more demanding, too, taking a good 12 hours of study to absorb.
- They tied her to a chair and burnt her with petrol over a period of 24 hours, and it took her 12 days to die.
- However the scale of the damage means it could take another 72 hours before every service is back.
- His pleas fell on deaf ears as the jury took less than an hour to find him guilty.
- It takes a good few hours to go through their system, however, so I haven't had a chance to play with all the fun features yet.
- It took Inveraray an hour to equalise very much against the run of play.
- The haircut takes just exactly the amount of time that I have on my car park ticket.
- To write each word it takes hours and it has taken Makardhawaja two years to complete two volumes.
- Driving or walking that short distance takes an almost equal amount of time.
- The jury took less than two hours to reach a verdict of not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.
- The jury took less than an hour to come to a unanimous decision - insane, unfit to plead.
- A jury at Exeter Crown Court took less than two hours to find him guilty.
- It took McMartin several more hours to scrape a tunnel in the earth beneath the concrete slab to rescue him.
- It took Heather three hours to travel three miles through snow-blocked traffic.
- It takes about the same amount of time to post the links.
- The procedure is the same, takes the same amount of time, and the parts are cheaper.
- You just have to be organised and even if you just take one or two hours to bounce ideas off somebody else that can be important.
- Anyhow it took Jae over an hour to cut my hair as I went from having curls half way down my back to wearing it cropped like a boy.
- It takes many, many hours to learn a new language and I just never seem to have even a few extra minutes to spare.
14(to need)accepting defeat takes courage — hay que tener / hace falta / se necesita valor para aceptar la derrota
- it took four men to lift it — tuvieron que levantarlo entre cuatro hombres
- it only takes one mistake to spoil everything — basta un solo error para estropearlo todo
- it takes more than that to shock me — yo por eso solo no me horrorizo
- it takes nothing at all to upset him — se molesta por nada
- it took the death of another child to ... — tuvo que morir otro niño para ...
- his performance will take some beating — su actuación va a ser difícil de superar
- that'll take some doing — no va a ser fácil
- to have (got) what it takes — tener lo que hay que tener / lo que hace falta
- he's got what it takes to succeed — tiene lo que hay que tener / lo que hace falta para triunfar
15.1(with shoes, clothes)what size shoes do you take? — ¿qué número calzas?
- she takes a 14 — usa el talle 14
15.2(to run on)this car takes diesel/super — este coche consume diesel/super
15.3Linguistics(dative/preposition) construirse con(dative/preposition) regir
- There is no infallible rule identifying the verbs that take both, but they generally form nouns in tion.
- However, some transitive verbs take a prepositional phrase instead of an indirect object.
- For example, the open command takes as an argument the name of the file containing the data.
16(to accept)(money/bribes) aceptarhe wouldn't take the money — no quiso agarrar el dinero Latin America
- do they take checks? — ¿aceptan cheques?
- take it or leave it — lo tomas o lo dejas
- take his advice — haz lo que te dice
- you'll have to take my word for it — vas a tener que fiarte de mi palabra
- take it from me — hazme caso
- you tell her: she'll take it (coming) from you — díselo tú que a ti te hará caso
- I take your point, but ... — te entiendo, pero ...
- I won't take no for an answer — no me voy a dar por vencido así como así
- are you going to take the job? — ¿vas a aceptar el trabajo?
- take that, you scoundrel! — ¡toma, canalla!
- you'll have to take me the way I am — tendrás que aceptarme tal como soy
- you have to take things as they come — hay que tomarse las cosas como vienen
- This way, students will not be wasting their number one rankings on jobs that are already taken.
- With an ever increasing demand for places, names are now being taken for the new year in September.
- We readily accepted, and took delivery of the pilot showreel the next day for an internal focus group.
- He found his dyslexia made it difficult to get a job and took a string of short-term posts.
- Orders are now being taken for all sizes and are available in navy blue and black.
- Applications are currently being taken for the new course about to start in September.
- No away shirts are with the club at the moment but orders in all sizes are being taken.
- Crucial is currently quoting as below, with a ten per cent discount for orders taken online.
- They have already taken a Government assurance when they provided the information.
- Boris should have never agreed to take the call or do the show if it required taking that call.
- Initially he took a teaching position at a Latin school in Enkhuizen, North Holland.
- Names are being taken for anyone interested in joining the Mosse brownie pack.
- If they offered you the Irish manager's job would you take it, I ask mischievously.
- McCarthy is a good manager, in my opinion, much better now that when he took the job six years ago.
- Bookings for travel to the forthcoming games at Coventry and Nottingham Forest are still begin taken.
- A lump sum is only achievable by taking a lower pension as a result, literally cashing in part of your retirement income.
- Barry is torn between kicking out the man who is about to despoil his daughter and taking his much needed rent money.
- Names are now being taken so if interested book a place as soon as possible.
- Names will be taken from those who intend travelling on next year's pilgrimage to Lourdes.
- Each year City of York Council asks schools if the number of new children they are taking each year is acceptable.
17.1(to hold, to accommodate)the tank takes 20 gallons — el depósito tiene cabida para 20 galones
- we can take up to 50 passengers — tenemos cabida para un máximo de 50 pasajeros
- I can take two more in the back — detrás (me) caben otros dos más
17.2(to admit)(pupils/patients) admitir(pupils/patients) tomar(patients/pupils) coger Spainthey take lodgers — alquilan habitaciones
- we don't take telephone reservations / bookings — no aceptamos reservas por teléfono
- does the machine take 100 peso pieces? — ¿la máquina funciona con / acepta monedas de cien pesos?
- Soon his confidence in theoretical physics was such that by the second semester he was taking all of Sommerfeld's courses.
- If you have friends taking the same subject you could always have an informal chat about an aspect of the subject with your friends.
- A week or so later I was booked to go for a weekend away somewhere with some people from a creative writing course I was taking.
- After taking the course Bob was able to assist a passenger experiencing difficulties.
- They were in medieval French, a subject she had never taken at school.
- My boss will be taking a special course the first two weeks of July and I'll be in charge of the office, which is fine.
- He is taking the A1 assessors course to become an assessor for candidates studying for NVQs in warehousing.
- Or dive even deeper by coming a day early and taking a Critical Concerns Course.
- Simply no dice, was the school's response, unless he agreed to take piano lessons too.
- These can be taken in place of subjects such as history, geography and modern languages.
- They took City and Guild courses in literacy, numeracy and personal skills.
- He needs to go back and read his classics studies, if he took that subject in high school.
- The year 12 student, who takes clothing as a school subject, aims to fulfill a career in fashion design.
18.1(plane/train/bus) tomar(plane/train/bus) coger Spainwe had to take a taxi — tuvimos que tomar un taxi
- are you taking the car? — ¿vas a ir en coche?
- I had to take the bus back — tuve que volver en autobús
- we had to take the escalator — tuvimos que subir/bajar por la escalera mecánica
18.2(road/turning) tomar(road/turning) agarrar Latin America(road/turning) coger Spaintake the second right / the second turning on the right — agarra por la segunda a la derecha Latin America
- we'll have to take another route — vamos a tener que ir por otro camino
- I took the wrong road — me equivoqué de camino
18.3(to negotiate)(bend) tomar(bend) coger Spain(fence) saltarhe took the stairs two at a time — subió las escaleras de dos en dos
- the car doesn't take hills very well — cuesta arriba el coche no va muy bien
- And then the K1200S takes the corners, like no other bike Ive ridden.
19.1(steps/measures) tomar(exercise) hacershe didn't take any notice — no hizo ningún caso
- to take a walk — dar un paseo
- he took a step forward — dio un paso adelante
- take a look at this! — ¡mira esto!
- she took a deep breath — respiró hondo
- to take an interest in sth — interesarse por algo
- Reliable information indicated that even the staff of the department expressed their bewilderment at some decisions that were taken with respect to the event.
- You're taking a physical and mental break from your work area at least once a day.
- The United Nations received much support for taking robust action against an aggressor nation.
- Then they took a mock written driving test, which everyone tried his or her best in.
- I expected action to be taken against the club in the form of a heavy fine or ruled out of the competition.
- However, no decisions have yet been taken about how this money should be allocated.
- It threatens that if money is not sent within days, steps will be taken to recover the money via the British courts.
- Key meetings were not recorded in official minutes and decisions were taken with little consultation of the Cabinet, says the report.
- If there's any action to be taken [by the club] you'll be the last to know.
- This is a prelude to the enforcement steps which can then be taken to compel payment of any arrears.
- Mr Latham's mayoral decisions, including the capital works, were taken with the support of his council at the time.
- The decision to strike had been taken on Friday, 48 hours before the bombs fell on Afghanistan.
- The decision to have a very fancy new building at the Holyrood site was taken by the Labour government.
- The key stage three English test is the final key stage test, and is taken by 14-year-olds.
- So as I opened up a new packet of crayons for my son, I held them up to my nose and took a long deep breath.
- Maybe the opposition players should be moved back, but the free kick still be taken from the same position?
- He seems to assume that it is the same group of bright kids across the board taking AP's.
- Nurse Debbie McCall has gone back to the job she loves after taking a career break of 18 years.
- The book outlines simple steps that can be taken to maximise money and help reap the rewards in retirement.
- I advanced to him that in understanding that we recognise that sometimes decisions have to be taken.
19.2(to deal with)would you take that call, please? — ¿puede atender esa llamada por favor?
- he is taking my patients while I'm away — él se va a hacer cargo de mis pacientes mientras estoy fuera
- can you take my class tomorrow? — ¿me puedes dar la clase de mañana?
(to teach)darle clase ashe takes us for Chemistry — nos da clase de química
20.2(to learn)(subject) estudiar(subject) hacerI'm taking classes/a course in Russian — voy a clase/estoy haciendo un curso de ruso
20.3(to undergo)to take an exam — examinarse Spain
21empezarcontinuarwe'll take it from scene six — vamos a empezar desde la escena seis
- you take the story from there, Jane — Jane, continúa la historia a partir de ahí
22(to lead)llevarthis path takes you to the main road — este camino lleva / por este camino se llega a la carretera
- her job often takes her to Paris — va con frecuencia a París por motivos de trabajo
23.1(to acquire)(apprentice) tomarto take a wife/husband — casarse
- she took a lover — se buscó un amante
23.2literary (in the sexual sense)(woman) poseer
- He took her violently and they shook and trembled as they came together.
1(germinate)(seeds) germinar(cutting) prender(cutting) brotar Chile
2(to catch fire)(fuels) prender
3(to adhere)(dyes) agarrar Latin America(dyes) coger Spain
4(to be effective)(vaccines) prender(vaccines) brotar Chile
5(to start)(engines) arrancar
6British(to bite)(fish) picar
7(to receive)recibirlearn to give as well as take — aprende a dar además de recibir
- all you do is take, take, take — no piensas más que en ti
2(earnings)ingresosrecaudación feminineto be on the take — dejarse sobornar
3feminine partefeminine comisión
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