care
Noun
1. (worry) 
a. la preocupación f, inquietud (F) 
she doesn't have a care in the worldno tiene ni una sola preocupación
2. (attention) 
a. la cuidado m, atención (F) 
medical careasistencia médica
to do something with great carehacer algo con mucho cuidado
to take care to do somethingprocurar hacer algo
to take care ofcuidar de
to take care of oneselfcuidarse
it will take care of itselfse resolverá por sí solo
3. (looking after, maintenance) 
a. el cuidado (M) 
to put a child in careponer a un niño bajo la tutela del Estado
to be in or under somebody's careestar al cuidado de alguien
write to me care of Mrs Wallaceescríbeme a la dirección de la Sra Wallace
care in the communitypolítica que aboga que el cuidado de discapacitados o ancianos no dependa de instituciones como hospitales o asilos, sino de sus familias y la comunidad en general
transitive verb
4. (mind) 
I don't care what he saysno me importa lo que diga
I don't care whether he likes it or notme da lo mismo que le guste o no
5. (like) 
would you care to come with me?¿te gustaría venir conmigo?
intransitive verb
6. (be concerned) 
a. preocuparse 
no-one seems to careno parece importarle a nadie, nadie parece preocuparse
that's all he cares abouteso es lo único que le preocupa
who cares?¿qué más da?
I could be dead for all they carepor ellos, como si me muero por ellos, podría morirme
I don't care!¡me da igual!, ¡no me importa!
care [kɛəʳ]
noun
1 (anxiety) preocupación (f); inquietud (f)
he has many cares hay muchas cosas que le preocupan
full of cares lleno de inquietudes
the cares of [State]
he hasn't a care in the world no le preocupa nada
Nigel Spink made his entrance 11 minutes into the 1982 European Cup final, he did so apparently without a care in the world. lived together first, they would all probably be happily single without a care in the world The Queen kept smiling as if she hadn't a care in the world
2 (carefulness) cuidado (m); atención (f)
have a care, sir! ¡mire usted lo que está diciendo!
to take care tener cuidado
take care! (as warning) ¡cuidado!; ¡ten cuidado!; (as good wishes) ¡cuídate!; to take care to cuidar de que; asegurarse de que; to take care not to guardarse de; take care not to drop it! ¡cuidado no lo vayas a dejar caer!; ¡procura no soltarlo!; "with care" "¡atención!"; "¡con cuidado!"; (on box) "frágil"
convicted of driving without due care and attention declarado culpable de conducir sin la debida precaución
3 (charge) cargo (m); cuidado (m); (Med) asistencia (f); atención (f) médica
to be in the care of estar bajo la custodia de
he is in the care of Dr Wood le asiste or atiende el doctor Wood; the parcel was left in my care dejaron el paquete a mi cargo or cuidado
the child has been taken into care pusieron al niño en un centro de protección de menores
Mr López care of (abbr c/o) Mr Jones (on letter) Sr. Jones, para (entregar al) Sr. López
to take care of (take charge of) encargarse de; ocuparse de; (look after) cuidar a
that takes care of that con eso todo queda arreglado; that can take care of itself eso se resolverá por sí mismo; I'll take care of him! ¡yo me encargo de él!; she can take care of herself sabe cuidar de sí misma; I'll take care of this (bill etc) esto corre de mi cuenta; to take good care of o.s. cuidarse mucho
intransitive verb
(be concerned) preocuparse;about por; interesarse;about por
we need more people who care necesitamos más gente que se preocupe por los demás; necesitamos más personas que se interesen por el prójimo; I don't care no me importa; me da igual or lo mismo; I don't care either way me da lo mismo
for all I care, you can go por mí, te puedes ir
that's all he cares about es lo único que le interesa
as if I cared! ¿y a mí qué?
to care deeply about [+person] querer mucho a; [+thing] interesarse mucho por
who cares? ¿qué me importa?; ¿y qué?
transitive verb
1 (be concerned)
I don't care what you think no me importa tu opinión; what do I care? ¿a mí qué me importa?; I don't care twopence or a fig or a hoot! ¡me importa un comino!
I couldn't care less what people say (Britain) me importa un bledo lo que diga la gente
I couldn't care less I could care less (US) eso me trae sin cuidado
2 (like)
to care to
I shouldn't care to meet him no me gustaría conocerle; if you care to si quieres
There is a clue in Antoine's book where, slightly condescendingly, the writer informs us that `If you care to concoct your version, I would That's no news, Charles. If you care to, you might send a letter to the State University people
would you care to tell me? ¿quieres decírmelo?; would you care to take a walk? ¿te apetece dar un paseo?; would you care to come this way? si no tiene inconveniente en pasar por aquí; por aquí si es tan amable or si gusta; (LAm)
modifier
care giver (n) (professional) cuidadoracuidadora (m) (f) de atención domiciliaria;a cuidadora (de atención domiciliaria) (relative, friend) persona que cuida de un incapacitado
care label (n) (on garment) etiqueta (f) de instrucciones de lavado
care order (n) (Britain) (Jur) (Social Work) orden judicial para la puesta de un niño bajo tutela estatal
The major reasons for a care order are that the children have themselves committed an offence, they are in need of care, protection and control, or they or another child of the same family have been victims of an offence
care worker (n) asistente (m) social; cuidadoracuidadora (m) (f);a cuidadora
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