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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. drunk
No lo dejen manejar; está muy tomado.Don't let him drive; he's very drunk.
b. smashed
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Tuvieron una fiesta en la oficina, y al salir iba tomada.They had a party at the office and she was absolutely smashed when she left.
2. (croaky)
a. hoarse
Anoche tuve que gritar para que se me oyera y hoy amanecí con la voz tomada.I had to shout to be heard last night so today I woke up hoarse.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tengo la voz tomada y no sé cómo voy a dar la presentación esta tarde.I've lost my voice and don't know how I'm going to give the presentation this afternoon.
Tengo a mi hijo con la voz tomada por una laringitis.My son's lost his voice due to laryngitis.
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1 [+voz] hoarse
estar tomado (Latinoamérica) (borracho) to be drunk
3 (also tomado de orín) rusty
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "tomado"
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he tomado
I've taken
está tomado
he's drunk
¿Has tomado el desayuno o el almuerzo?
Have you had breakfast or lunch?
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