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take
British English: /teɪk/
American English: /teɪk/

Translation of take in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد past tense/زمن الماضي took past participle/اسم المفعول taken

  • 1
    (to pick up)
    أَخَذَ (an object, money)
    he took the book off the shelf

    أَخَذَ الكِتابَ من الرَفِّ
    she took a chocolate from the box

    أَخَذَتْ قِطْعةَ شوكولاتةٍ من الصُنْدوقِ
    he took his glasses out of his pocket

    أَخْرَجَ نَظّاراتِهِ من جَيْبِهِ
  • 2
    (to carry with one)
    أَخَذَ (an object)
    to take somebody a present, to take a present to somebody

    أَخَذَ هَديّةً إلى شَخْصٍ
    he took his umbrella with him

    أَخَذَ مَطَريَّتَهُ مَعَهُ
    to take something upstairs/downstairs

    أَخَذَ شَيْئاً إلى الطابِقِ العُلْويِّ \ السُفْليِّ
    she forgot to take her passport

    نَسِيَتْ أنْ تَأْخُذَ جَوازَ سَفَرِها
    to take the letter to the post office

    أَخَذَ الرِسالةَ إلى مَرْكَزِ البَريدِ
    to take the car to the garage

    أَخَذَ السَيّارةَ إلى الكَراج
  • 3
    (accompanying)
    أَخَذَ (one's son, a visitor)
    I'll take you to your room

    سَآخُذُكَ إلى غُرْفَتِكَ
    to take somebody to the station

    أَخَذَ شَخْصاً إلى المَحَطّةِ
    this road takes you straight to the stadium

    هذا الطَريقُ يَأْخُذُكَ مُباشَرةً إلى المَلْعَبِ
    to take the dog for a walk

    أَخَذَ الكَلْبَ في نُزْهةٍ
    I'll take you through the procedure

    سَأُريكَ كيف تَقومُ بالإجْراءِ
    his work takes him to many different countries

    يَجْعَلُهُ عَمَلُهُ يُسافِرُ إلى دُوَلٍ مُخْتَلِفةٍ كَثيرةٍ
  • 6
    (to capture, win)
    اسْتَوْلى (+ على) (a town, chess piece)
    he took my queen in three moves

    اسْتَوْلى على مَلِكَتي في ثَلاثِ نَقْلاتٍ
  • 7
    (to have)
    أَخَذَ (a bath, shower, holiday)
    to take a photo

    أَخَذَ صورةً
  • 8do you take milk and sugar in your coffee?

    هل تَتَناوَلُ \ تَشْرَبُ قَهْوَتَكَ بالحَليبِ والسُكَّرِ؟
  • 9

    تَناوَلَ (aspirin, amphetamine)
    he takes daily medication for hay fever

    يَأْخُذُ يَوْميًّا الدَواءَ لِحُمّى القَشِّ
  • 10
    (to accept)
    أَخَذَ (a bribe, phone call)
    (machine)
    قَبِلَ (a credit card, coins)
    do you take credit cards?

    هل تَقْبَلُ بِطاقاتِ الائْتِمانِ؟
    they are taking fifty more pupils at the school next year

    سَيَأْخُذونَ خَمْسينَ تِلْميذاً إضافيًّا في المَدْرَسةِ السَنةَ القادِمةَ
    will you take $100 for this watch?
  • 11
    (to endure)
    تَحَمَّلَ (pain, criticism)
    she can't take a joke

    لا تَسْتَطيعُ أنْ تَتَحَمَّلَ المُزاحَ
    I can't take any more!

    لا أَسْتَطيعُ أنْ أَتَحَمَّلَ أَكْثَرَ!
  • 12
    (to require) (activity, course of action)
    تَطَلَّبَ (time, courage, skill)
    learning a new language takes time and patience

    يَتَطَلَّبُ تَعَلُّمُ لُغةٍ جَديدةٍ وَقْتاً وَصَبْراً
    it takes three hours to get there

    يَسْتَغْرِقُ الوُصولُ إلى هُناكَ ثَلاثَ ساعاتٍ
    it takes a lot of skill to do that

    يَتَطَلَّبُ إنْجازُ ذلك الكَثيرَ من المَوْهِبةِ
  • 13
    (to govern)
    تَعَدّى (+ إلى) (a preposition, an object)

    أَخَذَ (a case)
    the preposition takes the genitive

    حَرْفُ الجَرِّ يَجُرُّ ما يَأْتي بَعْدَهُ
  • 14
    (to deal with)
    تَعامَلَ (a matter, the news, comments)
    to take things one step at a time

    تَعامَلَ مع الأَشْياءِ على مَهْلٍ
  • 15 (to adopt) to take the view or attitude that …

    تَبَنّى الرَأْيَ القائِلَ إنّ …
  • 16 (to assume) I take it that …

    أَفْتَرِضُ أنّ …
    to take somebody for or to be something

    ظَنَّ أنّ شَخْصاً كانَ شَيْئاً
    what do you take me for?

    ماذا تَحْسَبُني؟
    what do you take this poem to mean?

    ماذا تَظُنُّ أنّ هذه القَصيدةَ تَعْني؟
  • 17
    (to consider)
    أَخَذَ (a person, an example, a case)
    take John, for instance

    خُذْ جون، مَثَلاً
  • 18

    أَخَذَ (the form, shape)
    our next class will take the form of a debate

    سَيَأْخُذُ صَفُّنا القادِمُ شَكْلَ مُناظَرةٍ
  • 19
    (to record)
    أَخَذَ (notes, a statement)
    to have one's blood pressure taken

    أُخِذَ ضَغْطُ دَمِهِ
  • 20
    (to have room for) (hall, bus)
    اتَّسَعَ (+ ل) (50 people)
    the tank takes 500 litres

    يَتَّسِعُ الخَزّانُ ل500 لتْرٍ
    the suitcase won't take any more clothes

    لن تَتَّسِعَ الحَقيبةُ لِمَلابِسَ أَكْثَرَ
  • 21
    (to study)
    أَخَذَ (a subject, course, lessons)
    she takes music lessons weekly

    تَأْخُذُ دُروساً في الموسيقى أُسْبوعيًّا
  • 23
    (to suit)
    ناسَبَ (a size 10)
    what size do you take?
    (in clothes, shoes)
    أَيُّ مَقاسٍ يُناسِبُكَ؟
  • 24
    (to subtract)
    طَرَحَ (a number, quantity)
    to take five away from 32

    طَرَحَ خَمْسةً من 32
    take twenty from the total and add six

    اطْرَحْ عِشْرينَ من المَجْموعِ وَأَضِفْ سِتّةً

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد past tense/زمن الماضي took past participle/اسم المفعول taken

  • (plant, dye)
    نَجَحَ
    have the cuttings taken?

    هل نَجَحَ التَعْقيلُ؟

noun/اسم

Phrasal verbs

take aback

take [somebody] aback

فاجَأَ \ صَدَمَ [شَخْصاً]

take after

take after [somebody]

اقْتَدى ب[شَخْصٍ] (one's parent)

take against

take against [somebody]

take along

take [somebody/something] along, take along [somebody/something]

أَخَذَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] مَعَهُ (a friend, sample)

take apart

take apart

فُكِّكَ إلى أَجْزاءٍ
take [somebody/something] apart 1
(to dismantle)
فَكَّكَ [شَيْئاً] إلى أَجْزاءٍ (an engine, clock)
2
[informal] (critically)
انْتَقَدَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] بِشِدّةٍ (an essay, movie, book)
3
(to defeat) [informal]
هَزَمَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (a team, an opponent)

take aside

take [somebody] aside

أَخَذَ [شَخْصاً] جانِباً

take away

take [somebody/something] away, take away [somebody/something] 1
(to remove)
أَخَذَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (a suspect, the food, pain)
to take away somebody's appetite

أَفْقَدَ شَخْصاً شَهيَّتَهُ
this medicine will take away the pain

سَيَقْضي هذا الدَواءُ على الأَلَمِ
2
(to subtract)
طَرَحَ [شَيْئاً] (a number)
ten take away seven is three

إذا طَرَحْتَ سَبْعةً من عَشَرةٍ تَحْصُلُ على ثَلاثةٍ
we don't take anything away from his achievement

لا نُنْقِصُ من إنْجازاتِهِ

take back

take [something] back, take back [something] 1
(to return) (customer)
أَعادَ [شَيْئاً] (faulty goods)
2
(to retract)
تَراجَعَ عن [شَيْءٍ] (a statement, one's words)
take [somebody] back
(to provoke memories) (sight, smell, song)
ذَكَّرَ [شَخْصاً]
take [somebody/something] back, take back [somebody/something]
(to accept again)
اسْتَعادَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (an employee, a spouse)

take down

take [something] down, take down [something] 1
(to remove)
أَزالَ [شَيْئاً] (a picture, poster)
2
(to dismantle)
فَكَّكَ [شَيْئاً] (a tent, the scaffolding)
3
(to write down) (reporters)
دَوَّنَ [شَيْئاً] (somebody's name, a statement, the details)

take hold

take hold to take hold of somebody's hands/an axe

أَمْسَكَ بِيَدَيْ شَخْصٍ \ بِفَأْسٍ

take in

take [somebody] in, take in [somebody] 1 we were completely taken in!

لَقَدْ خُدِعْنا!
2
(to allow to stay)
أَسْكَنَ [شَخْصاً] في بَيْتِهِ (a relative, lodger, refugee)
take [something] in, take in [something] 1
(to understand)
اسْتَوْعَبَ [شَيْئاً] (a situation)
2
(to observe)
لاحَظَ [شَيْئاً] (the details, scene)
3
(to cover, include)
غَطّى [شَيْئاً] (a place, the latest developments)
we'll take in a show when we're in New York

سَنُشاهِدُ عَرْضاً عِنْدَما نَكونُ في نِيويورْك
4
(to absorb) (roots)
امْتَصَّ [شَيْئاً] (nutrients, oxygen)
5
(boat, ship)
تَسَرَّبَ [شَيْءٌ] إلَيْهِ (water)
6
(dressmaker)
ضَيَّقَ في [شَيْءٍ] (a skirt, the waist)
7
(for payment) (قَبِلَ أنْ يَعْمَلَ [شَيْئاً] في بَيْتِ شَخْصٍ) (washing, mending)

take off

take off 1
(to leave the ground) (aircraft)
أَقْلَعَ
2
(to succeed) (ideas)
نَجَحَ
3
[informal] (to leave)
انْصَرَفَ
take [something] off 1 (to deduct) to take 15% off the price

خَصَمَ 15% من السِعْرِ
2 (to have as holiday) to take a week off

أَخَذَ عُطْلةً لِأُسْبوعٍ
take [something] off, take off [something] 1
(to remove)
نَزَعَ [شَيْئاً] (a hat, coat, one's shoes)
2
(to withdraw)
سَحَبَ [شَيْئاً] (a show, play)
take [somebody] off, take off [somebody] (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
[informal] (to imitate) (comedian)
قَلَّدَ [شَخْصاً]
take [somebody] off something
(to stop) (doctor)
أَوْقَفَ [شَخْصاً] عن شَيْءٍ (a patient)
he was taken off the treatment/medication

تَوَقَّفَ عن تَناوُلِ العِلاجِ \ الدَواءِ

take on

take [somebody/something] on, take on [somebody/something] 1
(to employ) (company, employer)
وَظَّفَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (staff, a worker)
2
(to accept)
قَبِلَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (work, a task, responsibilities)
3
(in competitions)
نافَسَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (a team, an opponent)
they took on Arsenal in the cup

نافَسوا أَرْسِنال في الكَأْسِ
4
(to assume)
أَخَذَ [شَيْئاً] (meaning, a colour, look)

take out

take [somebody/something] out, take out [somebody/something] 1

اقْتَلَعَ \ نَزَعَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (to remove) (a thorn, splinter, a tooth)
I had to have a tooth/my appendix taken out

كانَ من اللازِمِ أن أَقْتَلِعَ سِنّي \ أَسْتَأْصِلَ الزائِدةَ الدوديّةَ
I want to take out $400

أُريدُ أنْ أَسْحَبَ 400$
2
(socially) (دَعا [شَخْصاً] للتَسْلِيةِ أو العَشاءِ خارِجَ البَيْتِ) (a visitor, girlfriend, one's wife)
to take somebody out to dinner

دَعا شَخْصاً للعَشاءِ خارِجَ البَيْتِ
3
(to go out with)
خَرَجَ مع [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ] (the children, dog)
4
(to destroy)
دَمَّرَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (the tank, fighter, bunker)
5to take it out on somebody

صَبَّ جامَ غَضَبِهِ على شَخْصٍ (anger, frustration)
she took it out on her family

صَبَّتْ جامَ غَضَبِها على عائِلَتِها

take over

take over
(to take control) (army, faction)
تَوَلّى مَسْؤوليّةً \ سُلْطةً
take over [something]
(to take control of)
سَيْطَرَ على [شَيْءٍ] (a town, country, a business)
shall I take over the driving for a while?

هل عَلَيَّ أنْ أَتَوَلّى القِيادةَ لِبَعْضِ الوَقْتِ؟

take to

take to [somebody/something] 1 [informal] (to develop liking for) he has taken to her

بَدَأَ يَتَعَلَّقُ بِها
2 (to begin) to take to drink

بَدَأَ يَشْرَبُ
he's taken to smoking

بَدَأَ التَدْخينَ
3
(to go to)
ذَهَبَ إلى [شَيْءْ] (the forest, hills)
to take to one's bed street

take up

take up
(to continue)
تَوَلّى
to take up where someone else left off

تَوَلّى المَسْؤوليّةَ من حَيْثُ انْتَهى شَخْصٌ آخَرُ
take up [something] 1
(to pull up)
انْتَزَعَ [شَيْئاً] (a carpet)
2
(to start)
بَدَأَ [شَيْئاً] (golf, the guitar)
to take up one's duties

بَدَأَ في القِيامِ بِمَسْؤوليّاتِهِ
3
(to continue)
واصَلَ [شَيْئاً] (a story, discussion)
4
(to accept)
قَبِلَ [شَيْئاً] (a challenge, an offer, invitation)
to take up somebody's case

تَبَنّى قَضيّةَ شَخْصٍ
5 (to raise) to take something up with somebody 6
(to fill)
اسْتَحْوَذَ على [شَيْءٍ] (somebody's time, space, energy)
7
(to adopt)
تَبَنّى [شَيْئاً] (a position, stance)
8
(to shorten)
ثَنى [شَيْئاً] (a skirt, hem, the curtains)
take [somebody] up 1 she was taken up by the surrealists

تَبَنَّاها السِرْياليّونَ
2 (to accept) to take somebody up on an invitation

قَبِلَ دَعْوةَ [شَخْصٍ]

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