preocuparse 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
1. (to assume responsibility for)
a. to take care of
Mientras estén aquí, no tienen que hacer nada, ya me preocupo yo de todo.While you're here, you don't have to do a thing. I'll take care of everything.
b. to see to it
Es una persona muy atenta, que se preocupó de que no nos sintiéramos excluidos en ningún momento.He's a very attentive person, who saw to it that we never felt left out.
c. to make sure
Eva quería causar buena impresión, y se preocupó de que todos los jarrones tuvieran flores.Eva wanted to make a good impression, and she made sure that all the vases had flowers in them.
2. (to take the trouble to)
a. to bother to
Ni siquiera se preocupó de llamar para preguntar si estábamos bien.He didn't even bother to call and check whether we were all right.
3. (to consider)
a. to think about
Ya tendrás tiempo de preocuparte de novios cuando llegue el momento, ahora lo que tienes que hacer es estudiar.You'll have time to think about boyfriends when the moment comes. Now, all you have to do is to study.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No volví a preocuparme de eso hasta que recibí una carta del ayuntamiento diciendo que tenía que pagar una multa.I didn't give it another thought until I received a letter from the city council saying I had to pay a fine.
Déjame en paz y preocúpate de tus asuntos.Just leave me alone and mind your own business.
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