transitive verb
1. (to cause concern) 
a. to worry 
Me preocupa que no haya escuchado de tu hermano en una semana.I'm worried that I haven't heard from your brother in a week.
b. to be concerned 
Nos preocupan los animales que vimos en la calle.We are concerned about the stray animals we saw on the street.
2. (to interest) 
a. to bother 
No le preocupa preparar la ensalada mientras el pavo está en el horno.He's not bothered to prepare the salad while the turkey is in the oven.
reflexive verb
3. (to get anxious) 
a. to worry about 
Mi papá se preocupa de todos menos de él mismo.My dad worries about everyone else except himself.
4. (to ensure) 
a. to make sure 
Preocúpate de llegar a tiempo y yo me preocupo de traer la cumpleañera.You make sure to get there on time and I'll make sure to bring the birthday girl.
transitive verb
1. (inquietar) 
a. to worry 
me preocupa no saber nada de élI'm worried I haven't heard from him
2. (importar) 
a. to bother 
sólo le preocupa su apariencia externahe's only bothered about his appearance
pronominal verb
3. (inquietarse) 
a. to worry 
no te preocupesdon't worry
no te preocupes por elladon't worry about her
4. (encargarse) 
preocuparse de algoto take care of something
preocuparse de hacer algoto see to it that something is done
preocuparse de que…to make sure that…
transitive verb
(inquietar) to worry; (molestar) to bother
esto me preocupa muchísimo I'm extremely worried about this; this worries me very much; me preocupa cómo decírselo I'm worried about how to tell him; no le preocupa el qué dirán he's not bothered about what people may say
pronominal verb
1 (inquietarse) to worry;de, por about
¡no se preocupe! (para calmar a algn) don't worry!; (para que algn no haga algo) don't bother!; no te preocupes por eso don't worry about that; no se preocupa en lo más mínimo he doesn't care in the least
2 (ocuparse) to concern o.s.;de about
tú preocúpate de que todo esté listo you see to it that everything is ready
3 (dar prioridad)
preocuparse de algo to give special attention to sth; give sth priority
Verb Conjugations for preocupar
Gerund: preocupando
Participle: preocupado
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