In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(care for, protect)(animal/child/invalid) cuidar(child/invalid/animal) cuidar de(guest/tourist) atender(toy/car) cuidarhe's old enough to look after himself — ya es grandecito y puede arreglárselas solo
- he doesn't look after himself — no se cuida
- he's just looking after his own interests — solo mira por / protege sus propios intereses
- look after yourself! — ¡cuídate!
2(keep watch on)cuidarvigilarwill you look after Tommy for a minute? — ¿me cuidas / me vigilas a Tommy un momento?
3(be responsible for)encargarse deocuparse dehe looks after the shop while we're away — se encarga / se ocupa de la tienda mientras no estamos
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