tomar un descanso

tomar un descanso(
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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. (to rest)
a. to take a break
La actriz dijo que, cuando acabe el rodaje de esta película, le gustaría tomar un descanso.The actress said that, once the shooting of this movie is over, she'd like to take a break.
b. to take a rest
Llevo ocho horas seguidas trabajando. Necesito tomar un descanso.I've been working for eight hours in a row. I need to take a rest.
c. to have a break (United Kingdom)
Como no podemos hacer nada hasta que llegue el pedido, aprovecharé para tomar un descanso.Since we can't do anything until the order arrives, I'll take the opportunity to have a break.
d. to have a rest
Después de este ejercicio, tomaremos un descanso.After this exercise, we'll have a rest.
tomarse un descanso
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
2. (to rest)
a. to take a break
El tenista tiene planeado tomarse un descanso una vez que acabe el torneo.The tennis player plans to take a break once the tournament is over.
b. to take a rest
¿Nos tomamos un descanso? Llevamos toda la mañana estudiando.Shall we take a rest? We've been studying all morning.
c. to have a break (United Kingdom)
El capataz dice que no pueden tomarse un descanso hasta que no hayan acabado esa pared.The foreman says you can't have a break until you've finished that wall.
d. to have a rest
Me tomaré un descanso al llegar a lo alto de la colina.I'll have a rest when I get to the top of the hill.
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