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"De tomar" is a phrase which is often translated as "like drinking", and "los dos" is a pronoun which is often translated as "both". Learn more about the difference between "de tomar" and "los dos" below.
de tomar
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to refer to beverages)
a. like drinking
Tengo ganas de tomar una taza de café.I feel like drinking a cup of coffee.
b. from drinking
Absténgase de tomar alcohol durante el embarazo.Abstain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
c. to drink
Tuve oportunidad de tomar una bebida muy rara cuando estuve en Afghanistán.I had the opportunity to drink a really strange beverage when I was in Afghanistan.
2. (used to refer to means of transport)
a. like taking
Alberto dice que tiene ganas de tomarse un avión a cualquier lado, lejos de aquí.Alberto says he feels like taking a plane to go anywhere, far from here.
b. from taking
Juan trató de disuadirme de tomar un taxi.Juan tried to dissuade me from taking a taxi.
c. to take
Todavía tenemos tiempo de tomar el tren de las 8 am.We still have time to take the 8 am train.
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los dos(
lohs
 
dohs
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (the two; plural subject or object)
a. both (all persons)
¿Sabes si Verónica y Minerva quieren pizza? - Sí, las dos dijeron que sí quieren.Do you know if Veronica and Minerva want pizza? - Yes, both said they do.
Los dos sabemos que eso no es cierto.We both know that's not true.
b. both of us (first person)
En realidad, deberíamos ir los dos a visitarlo.Really, both of us should go to visit him.
c. us (first person)
Una de las dos tiene que hacerlo, o tú o yo.One of us has to do it, either you or I.
d. both of you (second person)
Quiero que los dos salgan a limpiar el jardín ahora mismo.I want both of you to go out and tidy up the garden right now.
e. you (second person)
Tengo una tarea para los dos, vengan aquí.Come over here, I have something for you to do.
f. both of them (third person)
No podía decidir qué camisa comprar, así que compré las dos.I couldn't decide which shirt to buy, so I bought both of them.
g. them (third person)
¿Cuál de los dos te llevó al aeropuerto? ¿Jaime o Mario?Which one of them took you to the airport? Jaime or Mario?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (referring to two)
a. both
¿Te lo imprimo o te lo mando por correo electrónico? - Dámelo en los dos formatos.Do you want me to print it or send it by email? - Give it to me in both formats.
b. the two
Las dos mujeres estaban sentadas en un banco.The two women were sitting on a bench.
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