Quick answer
"Look for" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "buscar", and "take care of" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "encargarse de". Learn more about the difference between "look for" and "take care of" below.
look for(
look
 
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 seek)
a. buscar
Will you help me look for my glasses?¿Me ayudas a buscar mis lentes?
2. (to hope for)
a. esperar
I was looking for some recognition for my contributions to the project.Esperaba algún reconocimiento por mi aporte al proyecto.
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take care of(
teyk
 
kehr
 
uhv
)
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 assume responsibility for)
a. encargarse de
Can you take care of preparing the room for our meeting?¿Te puedes encargar de preparar la sala para nuestra reunión?
b. ocuparse de
You need to take care of that ticket before you have more trouble.Debes ocuparte de esa infracción antes de tener más problemas.
2. (to care for)
a. cuidar
My parents take care of the kids on Saturday afternoons.Mis padres cuidan a mis hijos los sábados por la tarde.
b. cuidar de
The doctor decided my grandfather was no longer able to take care of himself.El médico decidió que mi abuelo ya no podía cuidar de sí mismo.
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