Spanish languageLlevar - To Take/Wear - Spanish Expressions
 
Llevar has several different meanings and is used in a number of common expressions.
llevar to take
to bear
to carry
to charge
to direct
to follow (a route)
to take away
to transport
   to wear
to win
  
llevar 2 horas, 3 meses to spend 2 hours, 3 months
llevar 2 años / 3 centímetros a to be 2 years older / 3 cm taller than
llevar + past participle to have done something (present perfect)
llevar algo + gerund to have been doing something (present progressive)
llevar a to take/lead to
llevar a una a creer que to make someone think that
llevar la casa to run the house
llevar la finca to manage an estate
llevar las de ganar to look like a winner
llevar las de perder to look like losing; to be fighting a losing battle
llevar lo mejor to get the best of it
llevar lo peor to get the worst of it
llevar una materia (Mexico) to study a subject
llevar una vida tranquila to lead a quiet life
  
La lleva hecha. He's got it all figured out.
¡La que llevaba encima! He was so drunk!
No las lleva todas consigo. He's not at all sure of himself.
  
llevarse to carry off, take away, remove
(inf) to be in fashion
llevarse a uno por delante (LatAm) to offend someone
llevarse bien to get along
¡No lo toques o te la llevas! (inf) Don't touch it or you'll live to regret it!
¡Que se lo lleve el diablo! To hell with it!
  

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