- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (give home to) [orphan] recoger*; [lodger] alojar 1.2 (do) she takes in washing es lavandera, lava para afuera (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) 1.3 (grasp, register) [impressions/information] asimilar she explained it so fast I couldn't take it all in lo explicó tan rápido que no lo pude asimilar todo he looked around taking in every detail miró a su alrededor captando todos los detalles or sin perderse ni un detalle he didn't take in what was happening no se dio cuenta de lo que estaba pasando 1.4 (make narrower) [dress/waist] meterle or tomarle a 1.5 (insert) [corrections/amendments] incluir*
- 2verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (deceive) engañar I'm not taken in by it a mí no me engaña many people were taken in by his apparent sincerity su aparente sinceridad engañó a muchos
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.