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Take 5… Well, 7

Verbs that mean something like “Take” in various contexts

Tomar =take
Tomar duche = take a shower
Tomar em consideração = take into consideration
Tomar as decisões = take the decisions
Tomar conta = take care of

Apanhar = catch 
Apanhar alguém de surpresa = take someone by surprise
Apanhar com a boca na botija = catch someone red-handed

Demorar=to take a long time
O capitão demorou muito no banho = the captain took/spent a long time in the bath

Levar =take 
Levou muito tempo até conseguirmos constatar esta realidade = It took a long time to establish this reality
Levar em consideração = take into consideration
Jesus de fato levou todos os seus pecados embora = Jesus in fact took all your sins away

Trazer=bring (here – as opposed to Levar which is taking something away)
Ficar à vontade para trazer sua própria cerveja= you’re welcome to take/bring your own beer

Tirar =take (a picture) /take out
Tirar uma fotografia = take a photograph

Atirar =shoot
Atirar contra um alvo = take a shot at a target

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