they were taken

they were taken(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (to lay hold of or move from one place to another)
a. se los llevaron
Where are the cookies? - No one ate them, so they were taken away.¿Dónde están las galletas? – Nadie las comió, así que se los llevaron.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
All of the sudden, the king's children were gone. The legend says that they were taken by the pirates.De repente, los hijos del rey desaparecieron. La leyenda dice que las piratas los secuestraron.
I can't find my pearls. - I think they were taken by Carley. She doesn't understand that they're not toys.No puedo encontrar las perlas. - Creo que Carley las tomó. No entiende que no son juguetes.
2. (to photograph)
a. se tomaron
What do you think of the pictures? - They're nice. It looks like they were taken with a wide-lens camera.¿Qué opinas de las fotos? – Son bonitas. Parece que se tomaron con una cámara de objetivo gran angular.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I didn't think that the pictures would come out like this because they were taken by my son, but they came out well.No esperaba que las fotos salieran así porque las tomó mi hijo, pero salieron bien.
These pictures are beautiful. - Thanks. They were taken by a photographer.Estas fotos son hermosas. – Gracias. Un fotógrafo las tomó.
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