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Echar un trago In my old Spanish text book there is a phrase "echar un trago" meaning "to have a drink" Is this phrase still used in Mainland Spain ? The reason I ask is that I don't wish to learn this phrase if it is no longer used many thanks Richard
Aug 25, 2019 12:19 PM
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"Echar un trago" sounds a bit old fashioned. Not something a person under 50 would say, normally. But everybody would understand it, at least in Spain. The alternative Mercedes gave you is correct but it's applied to any kind of beverage. However, when we talk about "echar un trago" it's normally related to an alcoholic beverage. The image I get in my mind when I hear that expression is a cowboy having a shot of whiskey in the saloon in an old western movie. Meanwhile, "tomar algo" can be a fizzy drink, a coffee, a beer or anything liquid, in fact.
August 25, 2019
Hola Richard, no se usa mucho en España, la expresión más usada es "tomar algo" Ejemplos: Vamos a tomar algo; ¿ Te apetece tomar algo? ; Después del cine podríamos ir a tomar algo ... Un saludo
August 25, 2019
Thank you Paulo for your reply it is greatly appreciated. Regards Richard
August 26, 2019
In Latin American Spanish, "tomar un trago" is heard.
August 25, 2019
To drink something.
August 25, 2019
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