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"Look out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "mirar hacia afuera", and "watch" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ver". Learn more about the difference between "look out" and "watch" below.
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to look outside)
a. mirar hacia afuera
If you look out of the window, you will see a man standing by a tree.Si miras hacia afuera por la ventana, vas a ver un hombre de pie junto a un árbol.
b. mirar fuera
I was looking out one morning when I saw two deer run across the field.Una mañana estaba mirando fuera cuando vi dos ciervos correteando por el campo.
2. (to act with caution)
a. tener cuidado
If you don't look out, you can get into trouble in this neighborhood.Si no tienes cuidado, te puedes meter en problemas en este barrio.
3. (to be above; used with "on" or "over")
a. dar a
The old house looked out on a river.La casa vieja daba a un río.
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
4. (to look for) (United Kingdom)
a. buscar
I'm looking out an obscure book that I've been unable to find.Estoy buscando un libro poco conocido que aún no he conseguido encontrar.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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5. (used to warn)
a. cuidado
Look out! There's a truck coming.¡Cuidado! Viene un camión.
b. ojo
Look out! The ceiling is very low.¡Ojo! El techo es muy bajo.
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watch(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to see)
a. ver
Let's watch a movie tonight.Veamos una película esta noche.
b. mirar
My wife watched me while I played the piano.Mi esposa me miraba mientras tocaba el piano.
c. observar
If you watch this scene carefully, you'll see him disappear.Si observas esta escena con atención, lo verás desaparecerse.
2. (to keep under observation)
a. vigilar
A teacher watches the students while they are taking the test.Un profesor vigila a los alumnos mientras hacen el examen.
3. (to be mindful of)
a. vigilar
You'll need to watch your weight if you go on working at that cake shop.Tendrás que vigilar tu peso si sigues trabajando en esa pastelería.
b. tener cuidado con
You need to watch that dog. It doesn't like children.Hay que tener cuidado con ese perro; no le gustan los niños.
c. tener cuidado de
Watch you don't lose your wedding ring; it looks very loose.Ten cuidado de no perder la alianza; parece que te va grande.
d. cuidado con (used as interjection)
Watch the laptop cable!¡Cuidado con el cable del portátil!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to observe)
a. mirar
He just watched while I ate.Solo miraba mientras yo comía.
b. observar
If you watch, you'll see that happen a lot.Si observas, verás que ocurre con mucha frecuencia.
5. (to keep guard)
a. vigilar
I told my man to keep watching and call me with any news.Le dije a mi hombre que siguiera vigilando y que me llamara con cualquier novedad.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (wristwatch)
a. el reloj
(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).
My new watch is waterproof down to 50 meters.Mi reloj nuevo es sumergible hasta 50 metros.
7. (vigilance)
a. la vigilancia
(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 patient is under watch for Ebola.El paciente se encuentra bajo vigilancia por ébola.
8. (time keeping guard)
a. la guardia
(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).
Most of the watches in the Navy last four hours.La mayoría de las guardias en la Marina duran cuatro horas.
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