take turns
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take turns(
teyk
 
tuhrnz
)
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. (alternate)
a. turnarse
Let's take turns on the water slide.Turnémonos para usar el tobogán acuático.
b. tomar turnos
The students take turns presenting to the class.Los estudiantes toman turnos para dar sus presentaciones en la clase.
c. alternarse
My sister and I take turns doing chores.Mi hermana y yo nos alternamos para hacer las tareas.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative)
a. túrnate
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)
Take turns with your brother. You can both pet the dog.Túrnate con tu hermano. Ambos pueden acariciar el perro.
b. altérnate
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)
Take turns with your spouse to go pick up the kids from school.Altérnate con tu esposo para ir a buscar a los niños a la escuela.
c. túrnense (plural)
Don't fight, kids! Take turns using the computer!¡No peleen, niños! ¡Túrnense para usar la computadora!
d. altérnense (plural)
Take turns choosing the music, kids. We have a long trip.Altérnense para escoger la música, niños. Tenemos un viaje largo.
e. tomen turnos (plural)
Please take turns to use the telescope.Por favor, tomen turnos para usar el telescopio.
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