Use of the verb Tomar

I am seeing in another resource that Tomar (to take) is not used frequently in many cases as it is in English. What’s the guideline for use of this verb?

@tracypuett66, tomar can be used in a variety of contexts in Portuguese. Some examples:

  • Ele toma muita medicação. (He takes a lot of medication)
  • Toma o meu casaco, tu precisas de te aquecer. (Take my coat, you need to warm up)
  • Eu tomo café de manhã. (I have coffee in the morning)
  • Nós tomámos medidas firmes. (We took firm measures)
  • Ela toma um duche todos os dias. (She takes a shower every day)