take one
Usage note
Before masculine nouns, the adjectival form is "un." Before feminine nouns, it is "una" as in the senses shown in 2)a, 3)b, 3)d, and 4)b.
take one
intransitive verb phrase
1. (nominal form) 
a. tomar uno 
We have samples of our new perfume. You can take one if you like.Tenemos muestras de nuestro nuevo perfume. Puedes tomar una si lo deseas.
transitive verb phrase
2. (adjectival form) 
a. tomar una 
You can't even take one pill? - I can't swallow pills. I need to use the syrup.¿Ni siquiera puedes tomar una pastilla? – No puedo pasar las pastillas. Necesito tomar el jarabe.
3. (imperative; used to address one person) 
a. toma uno (informal) (singular) 
I have brochures for this semester's extracurricular activities. Take one.Tengo folletos para las actividades extraescolares de este semestre. Toma uno.
b. toma una (informal) (singular) 
Take one capsule of this medication every day.Toma una cápsula de este medicamento todos los días.
c. tome uno (formal) (singular) 
I don't want any more cookies. Take one, please.No quiero más galletas. Tome una, por favor.
d. tome una (formal) (singular) 
I am so nervous. - Don't worry. Take one deep breath and then breathe out.Estoy muy nerviosa. – No se preocupe. Tome una respiración profunda y luego exhale.
4. (imperative; used to address multiple people) 
a. tomen uno (plural) 
There are a lot of french fries. Take one before I eat them all.Hay muchas papas fritas. Tomen uno antes de que me lo como todo.
b. tomen una (plural) 
Take one piece of cake. You won't regret it.Tomen una porción del pastel. No se arrepentirán.
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