Tomar Expressions

Tomar - Spanish verb
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Taking Spanish Phrases

Tomar literally means "to take" and is also used in various idiomatic expressions. Learn how to take a joke, get ahead of, side with, and more with this list of expressions with tomar.

Tomar translations

  • to take
  • to drink
  • to eat

Tomar expressions

tomar a broma to take as a joke
tomar a la derecha/izquierda to turn right/left
tomar a risa to take as a joke
tomar aire to take a breath
tomar algo a bien to take something well
tomar algo a mal to take something badly
tomar algo sobre sí to take something upon oneself
tomar aliento to catch one's breath
tomar asiento to take a seat
tomar el autobús, tren to take the bus, train
tomar el pecho to breastfeed
tomar en cinta to tape-record
tomar en serio to take seriously
tomar la delantera to get ahead of
tomar la mano de to take someone’s hand
tomar la palabra to take the floor, to speak
tomar partido por to side with
tomar por una calle to turn down a street
tomar un bocado to take a bite
tomar un paseo to take a walk
tomar un respiro to take a breath
tomar una copa to have a drink
tomar una foto to take a picture
tomarla con uno to pick a fight with someone
tomarle el pelo to pull someones's leg
tomarse por to consider oneself to be
tomarse su tiempo to take one’s time
tomarse un curso to take a class
tomarse un tiempo para to take some time to
tomarse una autofoto to take a selfie
tomarse una clase to take a class
tomarse una selfie to take a selfie
tomárselo con calma to take it easy
Es a tomar o a dejar. Take it or leave it.
¿Por quién me tomas? What do you take me for?
¡Toma! Here! Catch!; Well! How about that!
¡Tómate ésa! Take that!
¡Toma ya! Believe it or not!
toma y daca give and take
Más vale un toma que dos te daré. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

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