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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Tomar - to take