What's the differences between two phrases?
"Take a rest" and "take a break" ?
Is it interchangeable?
Thank you for reading.
"Take a break" is more informal, and generally means stop what you're doing, possibly to rest or to do something else for a bit. Some examples:
"Would you like to take a break from your exam studying, and come with me for coffee?"
"When I take a break from this work, I'll make that phone call"
Taking a break usually implies a break from work.
"Take a rest" usually suggests more explicit rest (physically relaxing the body). And you would usually say "have a rest", so for example: "OK, do five more push-ups, and then have a 30-second rest"
Or if someone is ill: "Maybe you should have a rest" (meaning sit down or lie down).
This shouldn't be confused with "give it a break" which is a slightly harsh put-down; say someone is arguing a point and they are going on and on, another person in the conversation may say "give it a break", which has a tone of impatience or irritation.
They both mean the same thing. You can use either. You'd be more likely to hear have a rest rather than take a rest, but take a rest will be understood.
Have a rest could mean literally have a rest, as in from playing a game to get your breath back. Sit down and have a rest.
Take a break could mean to have a rest from something over a long period of time — getting away from work or something for a while.
I hope that helps.