cuidar de
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cuidar de(
kwee
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dahr
 
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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
1. (to watch over)
a. to take care of
Solo confío en mi madre para cuidar de mis hijos.I only trust my mother to take care of my children.
b. to care for
Agnes cuida de sus pacientes con gran entrega.Agnes cares for her patients with great devotion.
c. to look after
María cuidó de su madre durante 20 años.Maria looked after her mother for 20 years.
cuidarse de
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
2. (to look out for)
a. to watch out for
Si van a nadar en zonas profundas, deben cuidarse de los tiburones.If you're going to swim in deep areas, you should watch out for sharks.
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