Translation of "take" - English-Arabic dictionary


verb uk /teɪk/ us /teɪk/ present participle taking, past tense took, past participle taken

A1 to get and carry something with you when you go somewhere

I always take / my umbrella with me.

A1 to go somewhere with someone, often paying for them

We’re taking / the kids to the circus on Saturday.
I’m taking / my wife to Florence for the weekend.

A2 to travel somewhere using a bus, train, car, etc.

He takes the bus to work.
Are you taking the train to Paris?

A2 used to tell someone which road to go on or which turning to take in order to get somewhere

Take the third turning on the left.
Take State St. down the hill to the traffic light.

A2 to do an exam or test

يؤدّي امتِحانا
When are you taking your driving test?

A2 If something takes a particular amount of time, or you take a particular amount of time, you need that amount of time in order to be able to do it.

It took me three days to get here.
She took ages to get the house looking the way she wanted it.

A2 If something takes a particular quality, that quality is needed for it to happen.

It takes courage to face life again after a serious accident.

A2 to swallow or use medicine

يَأخُذ / يَتَناوَل
Take two tablets, three times a day.

B1 to remove something without asking someone

Someone’s taken my coat!

B1 to get hold of something and move it

He reached across and took the glass from her.

B1 used with some nouns to say that someone performs an action

يَقوم بـِ
I need to take a shower.
Take a look at this.

B1 to study a subject

He’s taking chemistry and physics.

B1 UK to wear a particular size of clothes

I take a size 12.

B1 to accept something

So, are you going to take the job?
take a picture, photograph, etc.

A1 to photograph someone or something

يُصوّر شَخصاً ما / شَيئاً ما
I took some great photos of the kids.
take milk, sugar, etc.

to usually add milk, sugar, etc. to your tea or coffee

يَأخُذ حَليباً، سُكّراً، إلخ.
Do you take sugar in your coffee?
I take it (that)…

used when you think that what you say is probably true

يَعتَقِد أنّ
I take it you’re not coming with us.

(Translation of “take” from the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)