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Today we bring you the verb “llevar”, another versatile word with many meanings.

Among its most common meanings is to wear or have something with you, such as clothes, accessories, or items you take with you. This use also refers to hair style.

It is also frequently used to inquire about the ingredients in a dish.

In a professional context, “llevar” can refer to being in charge of an activity or taking on responsibility for something.

When used in its pronominal form, “llevarse”, it can indicate how people get along in their relationships. Also in this form, it means to buy something, as in “I´m taking these ones” (Me llevo estos).

Lastly, “llevar” is used to describe the length of time that something has been happening.

Here you have some examples from the above plus a few more meanings:

  1. To carry or transport something:”Llevo el libro en la mochila” (I am carrying the book in my backpack).
  2. To take or bring someone or something somewhere: “Llevo a mi perro al parque” (I am taking my dog to the park).
  3. To wear: “llevo una camiseta roja” (I am wearing a red T-shirt).
  4. To contain or have something: “Este plato lleva pollo y arroz” (This dish contains chicken and rice).
  5. To be responsible for something: “Llevo la responsabilidad de organizar el evento” (I am responsible for organizing the event).
  6. To have something as a characteristic: “Lleva el pelo largo” (She/he has long hair).
  7. To lead or guide someone: ” ¿Dónde lleva este camino?” (Where does this path lead?).
  8. To endure or withstand something: “¿Qué tal lo llevas?” (How is it going?).
  9. To express the duration of time: “Llevo dos años trabajando en esta empresa” (I have been working at this company for two years).
  10. To affect or influence someone or something: “Este problema lleva a la cancelación del concierto”. (This problem leads to the cancellation of the concert).