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"Watch out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "tener cuidado", and "beware" is an intransitive verb which is also often translated as "tener cuidado". Learn more about the difference between "watch out" and "beware" below.
watch out(
wach
 
aut
)
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 be careful)
a. tener cuidado
Watch out for that branch. It could swing back in your face.Ten cuidado con esa rama. Podría darte en la cara.
2. (to be alert)
a. estarse atento
Watch out for this month's special offers.Estate atento a las ofertas especiales de este mes.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
3. (used to warn)
a. cuidado
Watch out! There's a car coming.¡Cuidado! Viene un auto.
b. ojo
There was a sign saying, "Watch out! Wet paint."Había un cartel que decía: "¡Ojo! Recién pintado".
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beware(
bih
-
wehr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be careful)
a. tener cuidado
I always try to beware when I'm walking through neighborhoods like this.Siempre trato de tener cuidado cuando estoy pasando por barrios como este.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (used to express warning)
a. ¡cuidado!
Beware! The swamp is full of ghastly creatures.¡Cuidado! El pantano está lleno de fieras espantosas.
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