Translation of "take" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /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

dare (un esame)
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.

volerci, metterci
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.

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

A2 to swallow or use medicine

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

fare (una doccia), dare (un’occhiata)
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

portare (di misura)
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

fare una fotografia
I took some great photos of the kids.
take milk, sugar, etc.

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

mettere latte, zucchero, ecc.
Do you take sugar in your coffee?
I take it (that)…

used when you think that what you say is probably true

immagino che…, suppongo che…
I take it you’re not coming with us.

(Translation of “take” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)