beber or tomar?

Lucy-P

Lucy-P

When do you use beber and when do you use tomar??
James-R5

James-R5

Beber and tomar both mean "to drink". Beber is used mostly in Spain and tomar is used a lot in South America. Tomar also means "to take".
Mohammed-B1

Mohammed-B1

hola
Mohammed-B1

Mohammed-B1

Hola !!
Jeffrey-C22

Jeffrey-C22

necesito algunos beber. ? correcto?
jchamb

jchamb

That works (I need some drink), but perhaps you could say "necesito algo para beber" (I need something to drink).
Jeffrey-C22

Jeffrey-C22

Gracias. Necesito algo para tomar en Latino America y necesito algo para beber en Espana. No?
Patrice-B

Patrice-B

Si, ambos son correctos. ¿Usted tiene sed? Jajaja ...es broma. :)
jchamb

jchamb

Do a search for "beber" using the search box at the top of the page. I think you will find it interesting! Go through the threads and you'll see - some say that tomar is used more often with alcoholic drinks, some say it's used more often with non-alcoholic drinks. Basically they are pretty much interchangable. Interesting... I'm going to take a coffee and drink it! (Voy a tomar un café y beberlo!)
bills-c

bills-c

Thanks. Interesting about Spain versus Latin America. Que mas es diferente?
Mohammed-B1

Mohammed-B1

beber is best because tomar can be used for to take also

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