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"Desatendido" is an adjective which is often translated as "neglected", and "cuidado" is a noun which is often translated as "care". Learn more about the difference between "desatendido" and "cuidado" below.
desatendido(
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tehn
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dee
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (uncared for)
a. neglected
Se necesitan políticas urgentes para satisfacer las necesidades de esta porción desatendida de la población.Urgent policies are required to meet the needs of this neglected portion of the population.
2. (left alone)
a. unattended
Todo equipaje que quede desatendido en la terminal será retirado por los servicios de seguridad.Any unattended luggage in the terminal will be removed by the security services.
3. (not answered)
a. ignored
La inquietud social es resultado de las denuncias de injusticia desatendidas.Social unrest is the result of ignored claims of injustice.
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cuidado(
kwee
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dah
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (attention)
a. care
La Sra. Saldívar está al cuidado de su hija mayor.Mrs. Saldivar is in the care of her eldest daughter.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Los niños siempre están al cuidado de una empleada doméstica.The children are always in a maid's care.
Contratamos a un enfermero para estar al cuidado de mi suegro.We hired a nurse to look after my father-in-law.
2. (conscientiousness)
a. care
Debes lavar la ropa de lana con cuidado.You should wash wool clothing with care.
3. (concern)
a. worry
No hay cuidado. Tu secreto está a salvo conmigo.There's nothing to worry about. Your secret is safe with me.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Pierde cuidado: yo me ocupo de que llegue a tiempo.Don't worry! I will see to it that he arrives in time.
Me trae sin cuidado lo que digas.I don't care what you say.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (detailed)
a. careful
Siguió un proceso cuidado para elegir al administrador de la fábrica.She followed a careful process to choose the factory administrator.
b. meticulous
El chef hizo una cuidada presentación de su plato más renombrado.The chef made a meticulous presentation of his most famous dish.
5. (flawless)
a. impeccable
Tener un aspecto cuidado es totalmente necesario en una entrevista de trabajo.An impeccable appearance on a job interview is an absolute necessity.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
6. (used to express danger)
a. be careful!
¡Cuidado! ¡Te va a pegar!Be careful! It's going to hit you!
b. careful!
¡Cuidado! ¡Viene un carro!Careful! There's a car coming!
c. watch out!
¡Cuidado! ¡Ahí viene el tren!Watch out! The train's coming!
d. look out!
¡Cuidado! ¡Agáchate!Look out! Duck!
cuidados
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (medical)
a. care
Como su enfermedad es terminal, lo mejor que le podemos ofrecer son cuidados paliativos.Since your illness is terminal, the best we can offer is palliative care.
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