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Spanish translation: tomar un curso

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English term or phrase:to take a class
Spanish translation:tomar un curso
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12:22 Feb 11, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: to take a class
She needs to take a class in foreign language.
t. m. jennings
tomar un curso
Explanation:
Necesita tomar un curso de lenguas.

Hope this helps

Luck!

Bye
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xxxtrans4u
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All of the answers were very helpful and very much appreciated. I was particularly looking for information on the verb tomar vs sacar so I choose this as most relevant. I thoroughly enjoy this site and all the assistance that is available here. Thank-you!
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Summary of answers provided
naNecesita clases de lengua extranjera
Pedro Monreal Marmol
nadar clases de / dar una clase de
Sarah Brenchley
naElla necesita estudiar un idioma....noreen
naTOMAR CLASES
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
natomar un cursoxxxtrans4u
natomar una claseMaria McCollum


  

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2 mins
tomar una clase


Explanation:
take: tomar
a: una
class : clase


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Maria McCollum
Local time: 02:38
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 113

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xxxOso

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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41 mins
tomar un curso


Explanation:
Necesita tomar un curso de lenguas.

Hope this helps

Luck!

Bye

xxxtrans4u
PRO pts in pair: 387
Grading comment
All of the answers were very helpful and very much appreciated. I was particularly looking for information on the verb tomar vs sacar so I choose this as most relevant. I thoroughly enjoy this site and all the assistance that is available here. Thank-you!

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xxxOso

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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1 hr
TOMAR CLASES


Explanation:
I suggest TOMAR CLASES. ClaseS in plural. Because a language course consists of a series of classes, not only one.
"Tomar clase" is used only as opposed to "teach", thus it should not be used here.
The sentence she needs to take a class in foreign language does not mean that she needs ONE class. It means that she (whoever) needs to learn.

Regards,
BD


Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 00:38
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 743

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3 hrs
Ella necesita estudiar un idioma....


Explanation:
I would translate the sentence as:

Ella necesita estudiar un idioma extranjero este curso.

See: diccionarios.com (take - course of study: seguir, cursar)
Harper Collins Spanish College Dictionary: (study: course, subject)dar, estudiar

I don't agree that "classes" needs to be plural, as a student may need to take only one language class to fulfill credit requirements towards a degree or graduation.

Hope it helps! :)


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noreen

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5 hrs
Necesita clases de lengua extranjera


Explanation:
Se habla de recibir clases, no tomar, por una posible traducción literal. Uno, en español, no toma clases sino que las recibe. En el caso de la traducción, podemos omitir el verbo, con lo que la oración es mucho más adecuada.

Pedro Monreal Marmol
Spain
Local time: 08:38
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 4

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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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14 hrs
dar clases de / dar una clase de


Explanation:
Here is Spain we use the word dar una clase or dar clases to mean take.
As with the English take, it can mean to teach the class (as the teacher) or to attend the class (as a student).
Good luck.

Sarah Brenchley
Local time: 08:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 208
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