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"Beware" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "tener cuidado", and "tend" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "tender a". Learn more about the difference between "beware" and "tend" below.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be careful)
a. tener cuidado
I always try to beware when I'm walking through neighborhoods like this.Siempre trato de tener cuidado cuando estoy pasando por barrios como este.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (used to express warning)
a. ¡cuidado!
Beware! The swamp is full of ghastly creatures.¡Cuidado! El pantano está lleno de fieras espantosas.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be inclined; used with infinitive)
a. tender a
She tends to complain about everything.Tiende a quejarse de todo.
b. soler
Margarita tends to get along with everyone.Margarita suele llevarse bien con todos.
c. tener tendencia a
People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck.Las personas tienen tendencia a creer que la felicidad no es más que un golpe de suerte.
d. inclinarse a
I tend to think someone has bribed the judge.Me inclino a pensar que alguien ha sobornado al juez.
2. (to have a quality; used with "toward")
a. tender a
Her books tend toward the theoretical rather than the practical.Sus libros tienden a ser más teóricos que prácticos.
The poll found that the voters tended toward the conservative.La encuesta halló que los votantes tendían a ser conservadores.
3. (to care for; used with "to")
a. atender a
We have a nurse that comes every day to tend to my father-in-law.Tenemos un enfermero que viene todos los días a atender a mi suegro.
b. ocuparse de
The family shares the responsibility of tending to the housework.La familia comparte la responsabilidad de ocuparse de los quehaceres domésticos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to care for)
a. cuidar
Ronny is in the pasture tending the sheep.Ronny está en el pastizal cuidando las ovejas.
b. atender
The doctor is busy tending the injured.El médico está ocupado atendiendo a los heridos.
c. ocuparse de
I deeply enjoy tending my garden.Disfruto profundamente de ocuparme del jardín.
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