Quick answer
"Care for" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "cuidar a", and "mind" is a noun which is often translated as "la mente". Learn more about the difference between "care for" and "mind" below.
care for(
kehr
 
fawr
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to take care of)
a. cuidar a
Luis cares for his patients in the hospital.Luis cuida a sus pacientes en el hospital.
b. ocuparse de
Lucy cares for an elderly neighbor twice a week.Lucy se ocupa de una vecina anciana dos ves por semana.
c. encargarse de
John cares for the garden in his free time.John se encarga del jardín en su tiempo libre.
2. (to be fond of)
a. querer
You should never ignore someone who cares for you.Nunca debes ignorar a una persona que te quiere.
b. sentir cariño por
Fernando told Marina that he cares for her.Fernando le dijo a Marina que siente cariño por ella.
c. sentir afecto por
She truly seems to care for him.Realmente parece sentir afecto por él.
3. (to feel like having something)
a. querer
Do you care for anything to eat before you go to bed?¿Quieres comer algo antes de acostarte?
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Would you care for a drink with your meal?¿Te gustaría una bebida con la comida?
Would you care for a sandwich?¿Te apetece un sándwich?
4. (to dislike; used in the negative)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't care for modern art.El arte moderno no me gusta.
Mary did not care for the idea of spending a whole afternoon with her mother-in-law.A Mary no le hacía ninguna gracia la idea de pasar toda una tarde con su suegra.
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mind(
maynd
)
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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