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(respond well to, develop liking for)he didn't take to life in the country — no se adaptó a la vida en el campo
- she doesn't take readily to change — no se adapta bien a los cambios
- I don't take kindly to being talked about behind my back — no me hace ninguna gracia que hablen de mí a mis espaldas
- she took to teaching immediately — enseguida le tomó gusto a la enseñanza
- they took to each other at once — se gustaron inmediatamente
- I never took to him — nunca llegó a gustarme
1.2(form habit of)to take to drink — darse a la bebida
- to take to -ing
- she's taken to painting — le ha dado por pintar
- we've taken to using the car more — hemos empezado a usar más el coche
- she's taken to calling us at all hours — le ha dado por llamarnos a todas horas
1.3(go to)to take to the hills — huir / echarse al monte
- everyone took to the fire escape — todo el mundo se precipitó hacia la salida de incendios
- to take to the streets — echarse a la calle
- to take to one's bed — meterse en cama
2informal(use on)I had to take a hammer to it — le tuve que dar con un martillo
- she took a belt to him — le dio con una correa
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