la cautela
-the caution
See the entry for cautela.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (general)
a. caution
Ya que es una situación delicada, tenemos que proceder con cautela.Since this is a delicate situation, we need to proceed with caution.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Laura abrió la carpeta y extrajo con cautela la carta.Laura opened the file and carefully extracted the letter.
Sin encender la luz, Jaime bajó la escalera con cautela.Without turning on the light, Jaime cautiously descended the stairs.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. caution, cautiousness
con cautelacautiously
1 (cuidado) caution; wariness
con mucha cautela very cautiously; tener la cautela de hacer algo to take the precaution of doing sth
2 (astucia) cunning
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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