take the train

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take the train(
teyk
 
thuh
 
treyn
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to travel by train)
a. ir en tren
If we take the train, we'll get there in 20 minutes.Si vamos en tren, llegaremos en 20 minutos.
b. venir en tren (moving toward the speaker)
How did you get to my house? Did you take the train?¿Cómo llegaste a mi casa? ¿Viniste en tren?
c. tomar el tren
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We won't be able to take the train back because they stop running at 11 pm.No podremos tomar el tren a la vuelta porque dejan de circular a las 11 pm.
d. coger el tren
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Should we take the train? - No, let's take the bus. I want to take the opporunity to see more of the city.¿Cogemos el tren? - No, vamos en autobús. Quiero aprovechar para ver más de la ciudad.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. ve en tren
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
If you drive, it'll take forever at this hour. Take the train instead.Tardarás muchos si vas en tren a esta hora. Mejor ve en tren.
b. ven en tren
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Don't drive here; park outside the city and take the train.No vengas en coche para llegar hasta aquí, sino estaciona fuera de la ciudad y ven en tren.
c. vaya en tren
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Take the train to Verdaguer and then walk down Passeig de Sant Joan.Vaya en tren hasta Verdeguer y entonces baje el Paseo de San Juan.
d. venga en tren
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Just take the train to 181st, and then it's five blocks west. We'll here be here at the restaurant.Venga en tren hasta la 181, y el restaurante está a cinco cuadras hacia el oeste. Estaremos aquí.
3. (imperative; used to address more than one person)
a. vayan en tren (plural)
Take the train! It's much more pleasant than the bus.¡Vayan en tren! Es mucho más agradable que ir en autobús.
b. vengan en tren (plural)
Take the train to Government Center. I'm here waiting.Vengan en tren hasta Government Center. Estoy aquí esperando.
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