llevar

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin levāre, present active infinitive of levō.

Verb[edit]

llevar (first-person singular present llevo, past participle llevat)

  1. to remove, to take out

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): ɟe̞ˈβäɾ, ʎe̞ˈβäɾ
  • (Rioplatense) IPA(key): [ʒe̞ˈβäɾ], [ʃe̞'βäɾ]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin levāre, present active infinitive of levō.

Verb[edit]

llevar (first-person singular present llevo, first-person singular preterite llevé, past participle llevado)

  1. (transitive) to take, carry, take away, carry away (implies to move something further from who speaks)
    Le llevaré un regalo a Rosa por su cumpleaños — "I will take a present to Rosa for her birthday."
  2. (transitive) to lead away; to carry away (implies moving someone further from the speaker)
    Llevamos a las chicas al cine.We're taking the girls to the movies.
  3. (transitive) to have spent time
    Llevo seis años aquí.I've been here 6 years.
    Llevo dos años estudiando francés.I've been studying French for two years.
  4. (transitive) to wear (short form of llevar puesto)
    Ella llevaba una blusa rosa — "She wore a pink blouse."
  5. (transitive) to include (have as a component, part, accesory or ingredient)
    Si es quesadilla lleva queso, si no lleva queso, no es quesadilla — (lit.) "If it is a quesadilla it has cheese; if it does not have cheese it is not a quesadilla" (a phrase used in the Mexican provinces to debate the usage of the word quesadilla in Mexico City)

Conjugation[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (things, persons): quitar
  • (wear): traer (short form of traer puesto)
  • (include): traer

Antonyms[edit]

  • (things, persons): traer

Usage notes[edit]

  • Since in the sense of "carry" or "move" (things, persons) llevar and traer indicate direction, from or to certain place, both verbs are antonyms in the origin and destination, but between them they are used as synonyms.

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