la precaución
-the precaution
See the entry for precaución.

precaución

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 1).
precaución(
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (safety measure)
a. precaution
La escuela no tomó las precauciones necesarias para prevenir el incendio.The school didn't take the precautions necessary to prevent the fire.
b. preventive measure
El gobierno tomó precauciones para que no haya disturbios durante el festival.The government took preventive measures to avoid street disturbances during the festival.
2. (carefulness)
a. caution
Muévete con precaución. El lugar está plagado de trampas.Move with caution. There are traps everywhere.
b. care
Por favor, ten precaución con el jarrón de vidrio.Please take care when handling the glass vase.
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precaución
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (prudencia)
a. caution, care
2. (medida)
a. precaution
tomar precaucionesto take precautions
precaución
1 (al hacer algo) (cuidado) precaution; (medida) preventive measure
tomar precauciones to take precautions
debeís tomar precauciones (sexo seguro, con preservativos)
extremar las precauciones to be extra careful; lo hicimos por precaución we did it to be on the safe side; we did it as a precautionary measure o as a precaution
2 (previsión) foresight; (cautela) caution
ir con precaución to proceed with caution
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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