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Translation of "take" - English-Korean dictionary


verb   /teɪk/ ( present participle taking, past tense took, past participle taken)
A1 to get and carry something with you when you go somewhere 가지고 가다 I always take my umbrella with me.
A1 to go somewhere with someone, often paying for them 데리고 가다 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. -를 타다 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 (길을) 타다, 이용하다 Take the third turning on the left. Take State St. down the hill to the traffic light.
A2 to do an exam or test 시험을 보다 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. (시간이) 걸리다 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. (-가) 필요하다 It takes courage to face life again after a serious accident.
A2 to swallow or use medicine (약을) 먹다 Take two tablets, three times a day.
B1 to remove something without asking someone 가져가다 Someone’s taken my coat!
B1 to get hold of something and move it 치우다 He reached across and took the glass from her.
B1 used with some nouns to say that someone performs an action (명사와 함께 쓰여 특정 동작이나 일 등)-를 하다 I need to take a shower. Take a look at this.
B1 to study a subject 수업을 듣다 He’s taking chemistry and physics.
B1 UK to wear a particular size of clothes (특정 치수의 옷을) 입다 I take a size 12.
B1 to accept something -를 받아들이다 So, are you going to take the job?
take a picture, photograph, etc. A1 to photograph someone or something 사진을 찍다 I took some great photos of the kids.
take milk, sugar, etc. to usually add milk, sugar, etc. to your tea or coffee (커피나 티 등에 우유, 설탕 등을) 넣다 Do you take sugar in your coffee?
I take it (that)… used when you think that what you say is probably true 내가 보기에는 I take it you’re not coming with us.
(Definition of take from the Cambridge English-Korean Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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