In this intermediate-level lesson, we learn seven common expressions with the verb “prendere”, which means “to take” and “to get” in English. In most cases, these expressions can’t be literally translated into English.

Two Main Takeaways

  • The verb “prendere” is very versatile in Italian and can be used in many different expressions. One of the most common is: “prendere un appuntamento”, which means “to book an appointment”.
  • Other common expressions with this verb are: “prendere il sole”, “prendere sul serio”, and “prendere in considerazione”.

Three Action Steps

  • Listen to the Italian lesson with the player above, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify.
  • Download this episode’s printable guide. You can find it here.
  • Take the instant-score quiz below to test your understanding of the lesson.

Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #83: Ten Expressions with the Verb Stare.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #68: Ten Expressions with the Verb Dare.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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