be safe

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be safe(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. ten cuidado
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Mom, I'm leaving now. - Be safe! The roads are very icy right now.Mamá, ya me voy. - ¡Ten cuidado! Ahora mismo las calles están cubiertas de hielo.
b. cuídate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Working as a police officer is dangerous. Please be safe.Trabajar como policía es peligroso. Por favor, cuídate.
c. tenga cuidado
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
It's a very dangerous mission. Be safe.Es una misión muy peligrosa. Tenga cuidado.
d. cuídese
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
The flu is very bad this year. Be safe.Este año la gripe es muy mala. Cuídese.
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. tengan cuidado (plural)
The building could collapse any moment now. Be safe!El edificio podría derrumbarse en cualquier momento. ¡Tengan cuidado!
b. cuídense (plural)
The aftershocks might cause landslides. Be safe!Las réplicas del terremoto podrían causar corrimientos de tierra. ¡Cuídense!
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
3. (to be out of danger or avoid danger)
a. tener cuidado
You should always try to be safe when using a chainsaw.Debes tener cuidado siempre que uses una sierra de cadena.
b. cuidarse
I'm very worried about you. Be safe.Estoy muy preocupada por ti. Cuídate.
c. estar seguro
Is that vase safe with the kids running around the table?¿Está seguro ese jarrón con los niños corriendo alrededor de la mesa?
d. estar a salvo
We stood underneath an awning to be safe from the rain.Paramos debajo de un toldo para estar a salvo de la lluvia.
4. (not to be dangerous)
a. ser seguro
Is this bridge safe? It looks very fragile and unstable.¿Es seguro este puente? Parece muy frágil e inestable.
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