Translation of "take" - English-Italian dictionary

take

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

portare
I always take / my umbrella with me. Porto / sempre con me l’ombrello.

A1 to go somewhere with someone, often paying for them

portare
We’re taking / the kids to the circus on Saturday. Sabato portiamo / i ragazzi al circo.
I’m taking / my wife to Florence for the weekend. Porto / mia moglie a Firenze per il fine settimana.

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

prendere
He takes the bus to work. Prende l’autobus per andare al lavoro.
Are you taking the train to Paris? Prendi il treno per andare a Parigi?

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

prendere
Take the third turning on the left. Prendete la terza svolta a sinistra.
Take State St. down the hill to the traffic light. Procedete in discesa lungo State Street fino al semaforo.

A2 to do an exam or test

dare (un esame)
When are you taking your driving test? Quando darai l’esame di guida?

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. Mi ci sono voluti tre giorni per arrivare qui.
She took ages to get the house looking the way she wanted it. Ci ha messo un secolo per mettere a posto la casa come la voleva lei.

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. Occorre del coraggio per affrontare di nuovo la vita dopo un incidente grave.

A2 to swallow or use medicine

prendere
Take two tablets, three times a day. Prendi due pastiglie tre volte al giorno.

B1 to remove something without asking someone

prendere
Someone’s taken my coat! Qualcuno ha preso il mio cappotto!

B1 to get hold of something and move it

prendere
He reached across and took the glass from her. Sporgendosi in avanti le ha tolto il bicchiere.

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

fare (una doccia), dare (un’occhiata)
I need to take a shower. Devo fare la doccia.
Take a look at this. Dai un’occhiata a questo.

B1 to study a subject

studiare
He’s taking chemistry and physics. Studia chimica e fisica.

B1 UK to wear a particular size of clothes

portare (di misura)
I take a size 12. Di taglia porto la 12.

B1 to accept something

accettare
So, are you going to take the job? Allora, hai intenzione di accettare il posto di lavoro?
take a picture, photograph, etc.

A1 to photograph someone or something

fare una fotografia
I took some great photos of the kids. Ho fatto delle belle foto ai ragazzi.
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? Nel caffè metti lo zucchero?
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. Suppongo che non verrai con noi.

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