taken

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taken(
tey
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kuhn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (occupied)
a. ocupado
Is this seat taken? - No, have a seat.¿Está ocupada esta silla? - No, tome asiento.
2. (in a relationship)
a. prometido
Wow, she's cute! - Forget about it; she's taken.¡Guau, está preciosa! - Olvídalo; está prometida.
b. de novio
Oh, thank you for the invitation, but I'm afraid I'm already taken.Oh, gracias por la invitación, pero me temo que ya ando de novio.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Sorry, girls. I'm taken.Lo siento, muchachas. Tengo novia.
Who's that girl? Do you know if she's taken?¿Quién es esa chica? ¿Sabes si tiene novio?
3. (impressed; used with "with")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Cythia seemed to be really taken with Robert.Parece que Robert le gustó mucho a Cynthia.
The town was taken with the idea of a new park.Le cayó muy bien la idea de un parque nuevo al pueblo.
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taken
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (occupied)
a.
is this seat taken?¿está ocupado este asiento?
2. (impressed)
a.
I was very taken with him/itme impresionó mucho
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taken [ˈteɪkən]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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