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Tomar y beber, quiero ayuda por favor

I know tomar can also mean "to take" but are their different situations for these two? Is it regional? All a matter of preference? Thanks a lot equipo.

3 years ago

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You can tomar:

  • una pastilla
  • una cerveza
  • una foto
  • un vaso de agua

Beber is to drink. Nothing more to it. When it comes to drinking it's a matter of preference.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

It's regional and a matter of preference - 'tomar' is colloquial for 'to take / have a drink' and 'beber' is literal for 'to drink'. 'Tomar' might be what a waiter would ask to mean 'what would you like to eat and drink?' https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1450711 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2501074 Here are some older posts where you can get an idea of what others had to say.

3 years ago

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For drinking, beber is specifically to drink liquid where tomar has more broader uses such as drinking and numerous other definitions.

3 years ago

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if you can drink it, means "to drink"

3 years ago