"She took the feather to the hotel."
Translation:Ella llevó la pluma al hotel.
I went with cogió and got it wrong. That sent me asking Colombian friends why. What I'm told is the llevar is the norm for "take the dog on a walk" type of taking. Coger means more of a grab or snatch (which is also why it doubles for the F word in South America). Tomar is more of a take and imbibe or "use" as in take the bus. Sacar is definitely "take out" or remove from rather than just "take."
Yeah. Here's my explanation:
Take can be translated as agarrar, tomar, or coger when talking about grabbing something, but you have to be very careful with the last one since it could mean to have sex depending on the place or country you're using it in. Coger is used a lot in Spain without the sexual connotation. The ASALE's dictionary (here) says that the sexual meaning is used in Central America, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Take is translated as llevar when you're talking about transporting something or someone.
You can read a lot of examples on this webpage.
I think you need ella here, otherwise how do you know if it's ella, el usted. In this case, just using llevo doesn't give you a gender. Plus, why not tomar. At least it tells you it means to take, even if it is a bus. Llevar means to carry, transport, wear,.... nothing about take, well maybe in the broadest sense.