Quick answer
"Care" is a noun which is often translated as "el cuidado", and "care about" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "importar". Learn more about the difference between "care" and "care about" below.
care(
kehr
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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. (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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care about(
kehr
 
uh
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baut
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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. (general)
a. importar
I care about the smell of my food as much as I care about the taste!Me importa tanto el olor de mi comida como su sabor.
b. preocuparse
Young people increasingly care about climate change.Los jóvenes se preocupan por el cambio climático cada vez más.
c. tener interés
My friends care about baseball ever since the Chicago Cubs won.Mis amigos tienen interés en el béisbol desde que ganaron los Cubs de Chicago.
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