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"Be careful" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "tener cuidado", and "mind" is a noun which is often translated as "la mente". Learn more about the difference between "be careful" and "mind" below.
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to exercise caution)
a. tener cuidado
Make sure to be careful with that platter. It's fine china and is very expensive.Asegúrate de tener cuidado con esa bandeja. Es de porcelana y es muy caro.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. ten cuidado
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Be careful out there. The sidewalk is slippery.Ten cuidado afuera. Está resbalosa la acera.
b. tenga cuidado
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Please be careful, madam. The streets aren't safe.Por favor tenga cuidado, señora. Las calles son peligrosas.
3. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. tengan cuidado (plural)
Be careful if you're out late.Tengan cuidado si regresan a casa tarde.
4. (imperative)
a. cuidado
Be careful, Carl! The oven is on.¡Cuidado, Carl! Está prendido el horno.
b. aguas
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Be careful with that necklace! It's very fragile.¡Aguas con ese collar! Es muy frágil.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (brain)
a. la mente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The human mind is unique in the animal kingdom.La mente humana es única dentro del reino animal.
2. (thoughts)
a. la mente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can't get her out of my mind.No puedo sacarla de mi mente.
b. la cabeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm sorry for not paying attention; my mind is in another place.Discúlpame por no prestar atención; mi cabeza está en otro lugar.
3. (sanity)
a. la razón
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He lost his mind after the accident.Perdió la razón después del accidente.
b. el juicio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I feel like I'm losing my mind. I can't find my keys anywhere.Siento que estoy perdiendo el juicio. No encuentro mis llaves en ningún lado.
4. (intelligent person)
a. la mente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is considered one of the century's most brilliant minds.Es considerado una de las mentes más brillantes de este siglo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to affect)
a. importar
You can move my books; I don't mind.Puedes mover mis libros; no me importa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to take care of)
a. cuidar
Can you mind your littler sister while I'm gone?Cuida a tu hermanita mientras estoy fuera.
7. (to pay attention to)
a. cuidar
My mother taught me to always mind my manners.Mi madre me enseñó a siempre cuidar mis modales.
8. (to concern oneself with)
a. ocuparse de
If she doesn't want to get into trouble, she should mind her own business.Si ella no quiere meterse en problemas, debe ocuparse de sus asuntos.
9. (to be cautious with)
a. tener cuidado de
Mind you don't trip over your shoelaces.Ten cuidado de no tropezar con los cordones de los zapatos.
b. procurar
Mind you don't forget your passport.Procura no olvidar el pasaporte.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
10. (imperative)
a. cuidado con
Mind that vase!¡Cuidado con ese florero!
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