Quick answer
"Look after" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "cuidar", and "mind" is a noun which is often translated as "la mente". Learn more about the difference between "look after" and "mind" below.
look after(
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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. (to take care of)
a. cuidar
Oscar looks after patients in the hospital.Oscar cuida a los pacientes del hospital.
b. cuidar de
Juliana looks after orphaned bats for a local animal charity.Juliana cuida de murciélagos huérfanos para una organización benéfica local de animales.
c. velar por
There were commandos taking turns looking after the security of the building.Había comandos que se turnaban para velar por la seguridad alrededor del edificio.
d. atender
Marta looks after the hotel's guests.Marta atiende a los huéspedes del hotel.
2. (to keep watch on)
a. vigilar
Please, look after the children while I pay at the cashier's.Por favor, vigila a los niños mientras pago en la caja.
b. cuidar
My cousin is looking after the house for me while I'm away on business.Mi primo me está cuidando la casa mientras ando fuera de negocios.
3. (to manage)
a. encargarse de
My sister looks after the shoe store on Tuesdays.Mi hermana se encarga de la zapatería los martes.
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mind(
maynd
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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. (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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