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I actually discussed this with my Azorean wife; the use of 'tomar'. It was her position that the verb tomar could be used as 'take' even in relation to the act of drinking but it was not done often - beber was used for drinking. But, for taking medication or taking an airplane, they use tomar. As an aside, in English, it is grammatically proper to say 'I take coffee' in the context of a choice: "Would you prefer coffee or tea?" "I take coffee". Or, as we see in some of these exercises, "I take milk with my coffee"