Quick answer
"Watch out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "tener cuidado", and "look out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "mirar hacia afuera". Learn more about the difference between "watch out" and "look out" below.
watch out(
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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 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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look out(
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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).
phrase
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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