Quick answer
"Worry" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "preocuparse", and "care" is a noun which is often translated as "el cuidado". Learn more about the difference between "worry" and "care" below.
worry(
wuh
-
ri
)
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to be concerned)
a. preocuparse
Calm down! You worry too much.¡Cálmate! Te preocupas demasiado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to cause distress)
a. preocupar
The little things in life don't worry me.Las cosas pequeñas de la vida no me preocupan.
3. (to bother)
a. molestar
He didn't want to worry anyone with his problems, so he decided to see a therapist.No quiso molestar a nadie con sus problemas, así que decidió ver a un terapeuta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (concern)
a. la preocupación
(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).
I prefer to live the easy life, without any worries.Prefiero vivir la vida fácil, sin preocupaciones.
5. (anxiety)
a. la inquietud
(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).
She is consumed with worry over the impending decision.Está consumida por la inquietud de la decisión inminente.
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care(
kehr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (carefulness)
a. el cuidado
(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).
Please handle the knife with care!Por favor, ¡maneja el cuchillo con cuidado!
b. la atención
(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).
This type of plant needs a lot of care.Este tipo de planta requiere mucha atención.
2. (worry)
a. la preocupación
(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).
She hasn't a care in the world.No tiene ni una sola preocupación.
3. (looking after)
a. el cuidado
(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).
When their mother abandoned them, they were placed in the care of their grandparents.Cuando su madre los abandonó, quedaron al cuidado de sus abuelos.
4. (medicine)
a. la asistencia
(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).
After the operation, I received medical care at home.Tras la operación recibí asistencia médica en casa.
b. la atención
(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).
Were you satisfied with the care you received?¿Estuvieron satisfechos con la atención que recibieron?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to be concerned)
a. preocuparse
He doesn't care about the environment.No se preocupa por el medio ambiente.
b. importar
He says he wants to apologize. - I don't care!Dice que quiere disculparse. - ¡No me importa!
6. (to like)
a. apetecer
We're going to the exhibition. Would you care to join us?Vamos a ir a la exposición. ¿Le apetecería ir con nosotros?
b. desear
Would you care for another whiskey?¿Desea otro whisky?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to be concerned about)
a. preocuparse por
They care a great deal about their customers.Se preocupan mucho por sus clientes.
b. importar
I don't care what people say about my hair color.No me importa lo que digan sobre el color de mi pelo.
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