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Tomar Preterite Tense

Embrace the action of taking, grabbing, or drinking in Spanish with the Preterite Tense of tomar. Our comprehensive page offers a full conjugation chart, interactive verb games, and practical sentences that showcase tomar. Learn to express various actions like taking something, having a drink, or choosing a path. For a broader perspective on Spanish verbs, explore Spanish conjugation. Refine your tomar conjugation skills at our tomar conjugation page.

Verb Meaning(s): to take, to drink

Verb Chart: Tomar Preterite Tense



I took



we took

(Juana, Juan)


you took


(informal Spain)


you all took


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you took



they/you all took

Tomar Preterite Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

Conjugation Practice

Preterite Tense

Tomar Preterite Sentence Examples

1. Ayer tomé un café con mis colegas después del trabajo.
Yesterday, I had coffee with my colleagues after work.
2. ¿Tomaste buenas notas durante la conferencia?
Did you take good notes during the conference?
3. Él tomó una decisión importante sobre su futuro.
He made an important decision about his future.
4. Ella tomó un tren a la ciudad para la entrevista.
She took a train to the city for the interview.
5. ¿Tomó Ud. medicina para el dolor de cabeza?
Did you take medicine for the headache?
6. Nosotros tomamos el sol en la playa durante las vacaciones.
We sunbathed on the beach during the vacation.
7. ¿Tomaron ellos la ruta más rápida para llegar?
Did they take the fastest route to get there?
8. Las chicas tomaron clases de baile juntas.
The girls took dance classes together.
9. ¿Tomaron Uds. muchas fotos durante el viaje?
Did you all take many photos during the trip?
10. Vosotros tomasteis un curso de cocina italiana.
You all (Spain) took an Italian cooking course.