Quick answer
"Warned" is a form of "warn", a transitive verb which is often translated as "advertir". "Cited" is a form of "cite", a transitive verb which is often translated as "citar". Learn more about the difference between "warned" and "cited" below.
warn(
wawrn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to caution)
a. advertir
My parents warned me about getting into a car with strangers.Mis padres me advirtieron sobre subirme a un auto de un extraño.
2. (to notify)
a. avisar
They warned us that there would be lots of traffic on the highway.Nos avisaron que habrá mucho tráfico en la carretera.
b. advertir
The principal warned me that if I drop out of school, I can't come back.La directora me advirtió de que si dejo la escuela no voy a poder volver.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to give a warning)
a. advertir
The surgeon general warns that smoking can be dangerous to your health.El jefe del servicio federal de sanidad advierte que fumar puede ser nocivo para la salud.
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cite(
sayt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to quote)
a. citar
You must provide a bibliography of the sources cited in your essay.Tienes que facilitar una bibliografía de las fuentes citadas en tu trabajo.
2. (to mention)
a. citar
The councilor said many companies had moved out of the area, and cited a specific example.El concejal dijo que muchas empresas se habían ido de la zona, y citó un ejemplo específico.
b. mencionar
Respondents cited lack of transport facilities as the main disadvantage to living in that part of the country.Los encuestados mencionaron la falta de medios de transporte como la principal desventaja de vivir en esa zona del país.
3. (military; used in passive voice)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Several soldiers were cited for their bravery in action.Varios soldados recibieron una mención de honor por el valor que mostraron en combate.
The commander of the sappers was cited for the valuable work carried out by his men.El comandante de los zapadores recibió una mención honorífica por la valiosa labor realizada por sus hombres.
4. (legal)
a. citar
You are not obliged to be present at the hearing, unless you have been cited to appear.No tienes obligación de asistir a la vista, a no ser que hayas sido citado para comparecer.
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