taking
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taking(
tey
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kihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (seizing)
a. la toma
(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).
After the taking of the castle, the soldiers took the king prisoner.Tras la toma del castillo, los soldados tomaron al rey prisionero.
b. la conquista
(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).
The taking of the city was the first step in winning the war.La conquista de la ciudad era el primer paso para ganar la guerra.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (attractive)
a. atractivo
Sam had a frank and easygoing manner that was very taking.Sam tenía una actitud franca y tranquila que resultó bastante atractiva.
takings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (earnings)
a. la recaudación
(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).
Most of the takings came from DVD sales.La mayor parte de la recaudación provenía de las ventas de DVD.
b. la taquilla
(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).
(cinema)
The takings didn't even cover the production costs.La taquilla no cubrió siquiera los gastos de producción.
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taking
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it's yours for the takingestá a tu disposición
2. (commerce) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
takingsrecaudación f
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taking [ˈteɪkɪŋ]
adjective
(attractive) atractivo
noun
(Mil) [of town] toma (f); conquista (f); [of hostages] toma (f)
the job's yours for the taking el trabajo es tuyo si lo quieres; the match was theirs for the taking tenían el partido prácticamente ganado
The game was there for the taking and we let it slip through our fingers
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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