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"Be concerned" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "estar preocupado", and "care" is a noun which is often translated as "el cuidado". Learn more about the difference between "be concerned" and "care" below.
be concerned(
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kuhn
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suhrnd
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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 be worried)
a. estar preocupado
I'm concerned because my plants are dying.Estoy preocupada porque mis plantas están muriéndose.
2. (to show interest)
a. estar interesado
I'm concerned with classical architecture and would love to travel around Europe.Estoy interesado en la arquitectura clásica y me encantaría viajar por Europa.
b. estar preocupado
I'm concerned with what's going on in our community.Estoy preocupado por lo que pasa en nuestra comunidad.
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care(
kehr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (carefulness)
a. el cuidado
(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).
Please handle the knife with care!Por favor, ¡maneja el cuchillo con cuidado!
b. la atención
(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).
This type of plant needs a lot of care.Este tipo de planta requiere mucha atención.
2. (worry)
a. la preocupación
(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).
She hasn't a care in the world.No tiene ni una sola preocupación.
3. (looking after)
a. el cuidado
(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).
When their mother abandoned them, they were placed in the care of their grandparents.Cuando su madre los abandonó, quedaron al cuidado de sus abuelos.
4. (medicine)
a. la asistencia
(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).
After the operation, I received medical care at home.Tras la operación recibí asistencia médica en casa.
b. la atención
(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).
Were you satisfied with the care you received?¿Estuvieron satisfechos con la atención que recibieron?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to be concerned)
a. preocuparse
He doesn't care about the environment.No se preocupa por el medio ambiente.
b. importar
He says he wants to apologize. - I don't care!Dice que quiere disculparse. - ¡No me importa!
6. (to like)
a. apetecer
We're going to the exhibition. Would you care to join us?Vamos a ir a la exposición. ¿Le apetecería ir con nosotros?
b. desear
Would you care for another whiskey?¿Desea otro whisky?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to be concerned about)
a. preocuparse por
They care a great deal about their customers.Se preocupan mucho por sus clientes.
b. importar
I don't care what people say about my hair color.No me importa lo que digan sobre el color de mi pelo.
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