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14:27 Nov 12, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Get your pencil.
Classroom instruction.
Patsy Beadle
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Summary of answers provided
4coged un lápiz
Fernando Muela
4toma / agarra tu lápiz - tome /agarre su lápizJH Trads
4Tomen sus lápices
David Meléndez Tormen
4toma su lápiz
Maria Karra


  

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0 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
toma su lápiz


Explanation:
or
toma el lápiz

Maria Karra
United States
Local time: 07:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 155
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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Tomen sus lápices


Explanation:


If it is a teacher talking to her/his students and not adressing one of them in particular, I think this is the right solution.

Good luck!

David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 13:00
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 2019
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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
toma / agarra tu lápiz - tome /agarre su lápiz


Explanation:
toma : singular informal
tome : singular formal

en España y otros paises tambien se puede usar el verbo coger


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JH Trads
United States
Local time: 06:00
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in FrenchFrench
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37 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
coged un lápiz


Explanation:
Ya sé que no traduzco el posesivo, pero en España es más corriente utilizar el artículo indefinido (un lápiz)o el defínido (el lápiz; esto es, el vuestro). E incluso sin artículo, en expresiones como: "coged lápiz y papel".
La verdad es que se me hace extraño dirigirme a un grupo de alumnos con "coged vuestro lapiz". Pero entiendo que las otras opciones son igualmente válidas en otras zonas geográficas, donde les resultará seguramente ajena mi frase.


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Fernando Muela
Spain
Local time: 13:00
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 922
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