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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) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (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) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (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) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (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
  • 4
    (to go by) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (a bus, taxi, road)
  • 5
    (to negotiate) (drivers, cars) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (a corner, bend)
  • 6
    (to capture, win) (Form X) (a town, chess piece)
    he took my queen in three moves
    اسْتَوْلى على مَلِكَتي في ثَلاثِ نَقْلاتٍ
  • 7
    (to have) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (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
    (Form VI) (aspirin, amphetamine)
    he takes daily medication for hay fever
    يَأْخُذُ يَوْميًّا الدَواءَ لِحُمّى القَشِّ
  • 10
    (to accept) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (a bribe, phone call)
    (machine) (stem vowel = a) (Form I) (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) (Form V) (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) (Form V) (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) (Form V) (a preposition, an object)
    (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (a case)
    the preposition takes the genitive
    حَرْفُ الجَرِّ يَجُرُّ ما يَأْتي بَعْدَهُ
  • 14
    (to deal with) (Form VI) (a matter, the news, comments)
    to take things one step at a time
    تَعامَلَ مع الأَشْياءِ على مَهْلٍ
  • 15 (to adopt) See examples: to take the view or attitude that …
    تَبَنّى الرَأْيَ القائِلَ إنّ …
  • 16 (to assume) See examples: 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) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (a person, an example, a case)
    take John, for instance
    خُذْ جون، مَثَلاً
  • 18
    (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (the form, shape)
    our next class will take the form of a debate
    سَيَأْخُذُ صَفُّنا القادِمُ شَكْلَ مُناظَرةٍ
  • 19
    (to record) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (notes, a statement)
    to have one's blood pressure taken
    أُخِذَ ضَغْطُ دَمِهِ
  • 20
    (to have room for) (hall, bus) (Form VIII) (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) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (a subject, course, lessons)
    she takes music lessons weekly
    تَأْخُذُ دُروساً في الموسيقى أُسْبوعيًّا
  • 22
    (student) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (an exam, a test)
  • 23
    (to suit) (Form III) (a size 10)
    what size do you take?
    (in clothes, shoes)
    أَيُّ مَقاسٍ يُناسِبُكَ؟
  • 24
    (to subtract) (Form I) (stem vowel = a) (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
  • 25
    (to officiate at) (stem vowel = a) (Form I) (a service, mass)

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

  • (plant, dye) (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
    have the cuttings taken?
    هل نَجَحَ التَعْقيلُ؟


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)
[informal] (critically)
انْتَقَدَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] بِشِدّةٍ
(an essay, movie, book)
(to defeat) [informal] (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) (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
(to subtract) (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) (faulty goods)
(to retract)
تَراجَعَ عن [شَيْءٍ]
(a statement, one's words)
take [somebody] back
(to provoke memories) (sight, smell, song)
take [somebody/something] back, take back [somebody/something]
(to accept again) (an employee, a spouse)

take down

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

take hold

take hold
(disease) (Form X)
(ideas) (Form V)
(flames) (Form I) (stem vowel = i)
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!
(to allow to stay)
أَسْكَنَ [شَخْصاً] في بَيْتِهِ
(a relative, lodger, refugee)
take [something] in, take in [something] 1
(to understand) (a situation)
(to observe) (the details, scene)
(to cover, include) (a place, the latest developments)
we'll take in a show when we're in New York
سَنُشاهِدُ عَرْضاً عِنْدَما نَكونُ في نِيويورْك
(to absorb) (roots) (nutrients, oxygen)
(boat, ship)
تَسَرَّبَ [شَيْءٌ] إلَيْهِ
ضَيَّقَ في [شَيْءٍ]
(a skirt, the waist)
(for payment) (قَبِلَ أنْ يَعْمَلَ [شَيْئاً] في بَيْتِ شَخْصٍ) (washing, mending)

take off

take off 1
(to leave the ground) (aircraft) (Form IV)
(to succeed) (ideas) (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
(sales) (Form VIII)
[informal] (to leave) (Form VII)
take [something] off 1 (to deduct) See examples: to take 15% off the price
خَصَمَ 15% من السِعْرِ
2 (to have as holiday) See examples: to take a week off
أَخَذَ عُطْلةً لِأُسْبوعٍ
take [something] off, take off [something] 1
(to remove) (a hat, coat, one's shoes)
(to withdraw) (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)
(to accept) (work, a task, responsibilities)
(in competitions) (a team, an opponent)
they took on Arsenal in the cup
نافَسوا أَرْسِنال في الكَأْسِ
(to assume) (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 $400
أُريدُ أنْ أَسْحَبَ 400$
(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
(to go out with)
خَرَجَ مع [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ]
(the children, dog)
(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) See examples: he has taken to her
بَدَأَ يَتَعَلَّقُ بِها
2 (to begin) See examples: to take to drink
بَدَأَ يَشْرَبُ
he's taken to smoking
بَدَأَ التَدْخينَ
(to go to)
ذَهَبَ إلى [شَيْءْ]
(the forest, hills)
to take to one's bed street

take up

take up
(to continue) (Form V)
to take up where someone else left off
تَوَلّى المَسْؤوليّةَ من حَيْثُ انْتَهى شَخْصٌ آخَرُ
take up [something] 1
(to pull up) (a carpet)
(to start) (golf, the guitar)
to take up one's duties
بَدَأَ في القِيامِ بِمَسْؤوليّاتِهِ
(to continue) (a story, discussion)
(to accept) (a challenge, an offer, invitation)
to take up somebody's case
تَبَنّى قَضيّةَ شَخْصٍ
5 (to raise) See examples: to take something up with somebody 6
(to fill)
اسْتَحْوَذَ على [شَيْءٍ]
(somebody's time, space, energy)
(to adopt) (a position, stance)
(to shorten) (a skirt, hem, the curtains)
take [somebody] up 1 she was taken up by the surrealists
تَبَنَّاها السِرْياليّونَ
2 (to accept) See examples: to take somebody up on an invitation
قَبِلَ دَعْوةَ [شَخْصٍ]

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