Translation of "take" - English-Japanese 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

~を持って行く, 携帯する
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.

(乗り物)を利用する, (乗り物)に乗る
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

(~道路)に入る, (角)を曲がる
Take the third turning on the left.
Take State St. down the hill to the traffic light.

A2 to do an exam or test

(試験)を受ける, 受験する
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.

(時間が)かかる , (時間を)要する
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.

~を必要とする, (勇気など)がいる
It takes courage to face life again after a serious accident.

A2 to swallow or use medicine

(薬)を飲む, 服用する
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

~を取り上げる, つかんで動かす
He reached across and took the glass from her.

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

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

B1 to study a subject

(科目)を専攻する, 履修する
He’s taking chemistry and physics.

B1 UK to wear a particular size of clothes

(あるサイズの服・靴)を着る, 履く
I take a size 12.

B1 to accept something

~を受け入れる, (申し出)に応じる
So, are you going to take the job?
take a picture, photograph, etc.

A1 to photograph someone or something

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

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

Do you take sugar in your coffee?
I take it (that)…

used when you think that what you say is probably true

~と受けとめる, ~と解釈する
I take it you’re not coming with us.

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