tomar la tensión

tomar la tensión(
toh
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mahr
 
lah
 
tehn
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syohn
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to measure arterial pressure)
a. to measure blood pressure
El médico me tomó la tensión y se fijó si tenía fiebre.The doctor measured my blood pressure and checked if I had a fever.
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
2. (to measure arterial pressure)
a. to measure blood pressure
Las enfermeras aprendieron a tomar la tensión.The nurses learned how to measure blood pressure.
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