drink
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drink(
drihngk
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to imbibe)
a. beber
To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of water.Para evitar la deshidratación, bebe mucha agua.
b. tomar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I have only ever seen him drink Coca Cola.Yo solo lo he visto tomar Coca Cola.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to consume liquid)
a. beber
Drinking enough cleanses your body of toxins.Beber suficientemente limpia el cuerpo de toxinas.
b. tomar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Would you like anything to drink before ordering food?¿Les gustaría algo de tomar antes de pedir la comida?
3. (to consume alcohol)
a. beber
In this country you cannot drink before you turn 21.En este país no se puede beber antes de cumplir 21 años.
b. tomar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I stopped drinking two hours before driving home.Dejé de tomar dos horas antes de manejar a casa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (beverage)
a. la bebida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His favorite drink is Dr. Pepper without ice.Su bebida preferida es el Dr. Pepper sin hielo.
5. (alcoholic beverage)
a. la bebida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A party isn't a party without drinks.Una fiesta no es una fiesta sin bebida.
b. la copa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We're going to have some drinks after work.Vamos a tomar unas copas después del trabajo.
c. el trago
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It only takes one drink to knock him out for the night.Solo necesita un trago para dejarlo inconsciente el resto de la noche.
d. el palo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
They went to the bar to have a few drinks.Se fueron al bar para echarse unos palos.
6. (sea)
a. el agua
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You're going to slip and end up in the drink.Te vas a resbalar y vas a acabar en el agua.
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drink
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la bebida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (alcoholic)
a. la copa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to have a drinkbeber algo
to go for a drinkir a tomar algo
3. (colloquial)
a.
the drinkel mar
to take to drinkdarse a la bebida
to have a drink problemtener un problema con la bebida
drinks machinemáquina expendedora de bebidas
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a. beber
to drink somebody's healthbrindar a la salud de alguien
to drink somebody under the tableaguantar bebiendo or
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a. beber
b. tomar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
don't drink and drivesi bebes, no conduzcas si tomas no manejes
to drink like a fishbeber or
to drink to somebodybrindar a la salud de alguien beber a la salud de alguien
to drink to somethingbrindar por algo
6. (fig)
a.
to drink in the atmosphereempaparse del ambiente
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drink [drɪŋk] drank (past)drunk (participle:past)
noun
1 (liquid to drink) bebida (f)
there's food and drink in the kitchen hay comida y bebidas en la cocina; hay cosas de comer y de beber en la cocina; have you got drinks for the children? ¿habéis traído algo para que beban los niños?
her job was as important to her as meat and drink
I need a drink of water necesito un poco de agua
cold drinks (non-alcoholic) refrescos (m)
to give sb a drink darle algo de beber a algn
can I have a drink? ¿me podrías dar algo de beber or tomar?; (LAm)
hot drinks will be available se servirá café y té
[hot] and [cold] drinks will be available
I felt better after a hot drink me sentía mejor después de beber algo caliente
amount of liquid I need a drink of water could I have a drink of water? have a drink of milk let me get you a drink of lemonade she took another drink of her tea
2 (glass of alcohol) copa (f); trago (m)
they chatted over a drink I need a drink let's go out, I feel like a drink how about that drink? he fixed himself a stiff drink he was standing in the corner with a drink in his hand she sipped her drink slowly
to go (out) for a drink salir a tomar algo; salir a tomar una copa
they've asked us round for drinks nos han invitado a su casa a tomar algo or a tomar unas copas
my boss invited me for a drink after work
to have a drink tomar algo
we had a drink or two tomamos unas copas or unos tragos
let's have a drink when I have a drink, I like to relax and enjoy it to [like] a drink she really likes a drink, that one to [stand] sb a drink I know you're broke, I'll stand you a drink
3 (alcoholic liquor) alcohol (m); bebida (f)
he's given up drink ha dejado de beber; ha dejado el alcohol or la bebida
he has a drink problem tiene problemas con el alcohol or la bebida
he thrived on rich food and strong drink too much drink is bad for your health I don't like drink to be under the [influence] of drink to [smell] of drink
to take to drink darse a la bebida
he took to drink after his wife died
4
the drink (the water) (gen) el agua; (sea) el mar
they fell into the drink
transitive verb
beber; tomar; especially (LAm)
would you like something to drink? ¿quieres tomar algo?
in the end he drank himself to death al final la bebida lo llevó a la tumba
this coffee isn't fit to drink este café no se puede beber
to drink sb's health brindar por la salud de algn
they all drank his health at dinner the Emperor drank her health his brother-in-law came up to me and insisted on our drinking each other's health
we drank ourselves into a stupor bebimos hasta perder el sentido
to drink sb under the table darle cien vueltas a algn bebiendo
he drank himself into oblivion they drank themselves stupid
to drink a toast to sth/sb brindar por algo/algn
they drank a toast to their continuing success he drinks all his wages every weekend he drank away his fortune this plant drinks a lot of water that car just drinks petrol
intransitive verb
1 (imbibe liquid) beber
I like drinking from the bottle
to drink from the bottle beber de la botella
to drink out of paper cups beber en vasos de plástico
they drank [from] the bottle/[out of] paper cups
2 (imbibe alcohol) beber; tomar; (LAm)
he doesn't drink no bebe (alcohol); no toma (alcohol); especially (LAm)
his problem has always been that he drinks
don't drink and drive si bebes, no conduzcas
he drinks like a fish bebe como una esponja
to drink like a [fish]
to drink to sth/sb brindar por algo/algn
I'll drink to that! let's drink to his health now we are going to drink to the health of my brother, and to all those kind people who have looked after him
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