Use Tomar with Food and Drinks [+10 Examples & Quiz]

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In this Spanish grammar lesson, you will learn about tomar with food and drinks.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • tomar with food and drinks
  • how tomar with food and drinks are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on tomar with food and drinks
  • how you can practice with flashcards on tomar with food and drinks
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson you will know all about tomar with food and drinks!

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Use Tomar with Food and Drinks

In Spanish, you can use the verb tomar instead of comer (to eat) and beber (to drink).

In this context tomar will mean “to have”.

Sometimes people think that they should use tener because it is the literal translation of “to have”, however in Spanish you will use tomar with food and drinks.

Here are some examples:

El día de nuestro aniversario comimos ostras en un restaurante de lujo.

On the day of our anniversary we ate oysters in a fancy restaurant.

Bebimos un poco de champán después del trabajo.

We drank some champagne after work.

El día de nuestro aniversario tomamos ostras en un restaurante de lujo.

On the day of our anniversary we had oysters in a fancy restaurant.

Tomamos un poco de champán después del trabajo.

We had some champagne after work.

As you can see, you can say the same thing with tomar.

Example Sentences on Tomar with Food and Drinks

This section of the lesson on tomar with food and drinks is about seeing the idioms used in sentences.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of tomar with food and drinks through examples.

El día de nuestro aniversario comimos ostras en un restaurante de lujo.

On the day of our anniversary we ate oysters in a fancy restaurant.

Bebimos un poco de champán después del trabajo.

We drank some champagne after work.

El día de nuestro aniversario tomamos ostras en un restaurante de lujo.

On the day of our anniversary we had oysters in a fancy restaurant.

Tomamos un poco de champán después del trabajo.

We had some champagne after work.

¿Quedamos para tomar un café?

Shall we meet for a coffee?

¿Quedamos para tomar un café?

Let’s take some water before continuing with the hike.

No puedes tomar nada antes de hacerte la prueba. Ven en ayunas.

You can’t take (eat or drink) anything before you take the test. Come on an empty stomach.

Nos hemos tomado unas aceitunas y ya no tenemos hambre.

We’ve had some olives and we’re not hungry anymore.

No has tomado nada desde que te has levantado. Debes de estar hambriento.

You haven’t had anything (to eat or drink) since you woke up. You must be hungry.

¿Queréis tomar algo en el bar del parque?

Would you like to have a drink at the bar in the park?

Quiz Yourself on Tomar with Food and Drinks

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

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