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"Ela toma água ou leite."

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What's the difference between "toma" and "bebe"? Why wouldn't you use bebe here?

6 years ago

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Both are used for drinking liquids. So, it was the program mistake. As for aspirins, pills and medicine,... you just use tomar.

6 years ago

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Just point that most of time tomar is the way we refer to "drink", more than using beber

6 years ago

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Why not she 'takes' water or milk? As in, she chooses to have water or milk? In Spanish it works....

6 years ago

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In portuguese, if you use take the translation would be ela pega água ou leite. Drink implies in beber ou tomar

6 years ago

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But duolingo does use toma as take in "toma banho" meaning to take a bath...

5 years ago

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Sure! And in other expressions too: tomar o ônibus, tomar juízo. "Tomar" also means take, but in English you just use "to drink" (except for medicine)

5 years ago
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