In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(attention, carefulness)cuidado masculineatención feminineshe was driving without due care and attention — conducía en forma imprudente y sin prestar la debida atención
- have a care! — ¡tenga cuidado!
- handle with care — frágil
- Every task was undertaken with great care and attention to detail.
- But officers can use their discretion to deal with drivers who they consider are not driving with full care and attention.
- Standard paper requires patience and extra care when hanging so it does not get damaged.
- I honestly believe the vast majority of people make major life decisions with a lot of care and consideration.
- Accidents happen because of somebody's lack of care and attention.
- But no one would claim that a whale's bones need the same care and attention as a collection of Viking silver or a set of ivory chess pieces.
- A little extra care and attention to the problem will make the difference.
- Quite the opposite, it's a funny and exhilarating movie, which has evidently been made with much care and attention.
- This can take some care and serious thought, depending on the exact questions you are asked.
- The forceps get in to the tight mouth of the dab much easier and do no damage if used correctly and with care.
- Roll-up smoking seems to be an activity rather than an addiction - each lovingly rolled with care and attention.
- A summons of driving without due care and consideration was taken into account.
- Many were the hours and days she put in faithfully attending to her work with great care and attention to detail.
- There are now official Government warnings to avoid or take extreme care in 121 countries.
- He was convicted of driving without due care and attention in September 2002 and fined £400.
- Wash your garment with care and avoid scrubbing excessively to prevent damaging it.
- Considerable care is required when handling diseased animals or carcasses.
- I have to wonder whether my critics have truly read it with due care and attention.
- I tried to answer every question with much care, considering the risk to my life.
- It is better to be safe than sorry and due care and responsibility can avoid a lot of sorrow and anguish if rules and guidelines are adhered to.
1.2to take care — tener cuidado
- take care! — (be careful) ¡ten cuidado!
- take care crossing the road — (ten) cuidado al cruzar la calle
- to take care over / with sth — cuidar algo
- he takes enormous care over / with the presentation of food — pone muchísimo cuidado en / cuida muchísimo la presentación de los platos
- take care you don't slip on those rocks — ten cuidado de no resbalar(te) en esas rocas
- he took care that all the figures were correct — se aseguró de que todas las cifras fueran correctas
2.1(of people)she's in / under Dr Knapp's care — está en manos del Dr Knapp
- in the care of a teacher — al cuidado de un profesor
2.2(of animals, things)cuidado masculinepet/hair care — el cuidado de los animales domésticos/del cabello
- the garden was beautiful when it was under John's care — el jardín estaba hermoso cuando John se ocupaba / se encargaba de él
- could I leave these documents in your care? — ¿puedo dejar estos documentos a su cuidado?
- Easy access to research on improving safety may help doctors and other health professionals make care safer.
- Local health campaigners say coronary care at Downpatrick's Downe Hospital is set to be compromised.
- The private sector had always had a small and important support role but past efforts to improve care through private provision had failed.
- The converse of this is that many of the benefits to health from improved care today will not be seen for many years.
- This is the essence of patient centred care, and most health professionals strive to achieve it.
- Reducing cost of venous disease management and improving quality of care are necessary.
- These nurses work with local family doctors and public health nurses bringing vital care and support.
- Know your body and mitigate health problems through preventive care.
- The amendment deleted provisions for aged care and retirement village developments.
- The strategy says there are too many hospitals and too many consultants involved in the provision of cancer care.
- There is no national plan for providing health and social care where it is needed.
- It has provided NHS dental care since the health service's beginnings in 1948.
- To keep them growing and blooming well into the fall they need some basic care and maintenance.
- Society owes a debt of gratitude to people involved in voluntary groups who deliver animal care and welfare services.
- They are abandoning care and maintenance of the wharves to fishermen.
- After providing people with necessary medical care, the troops gave away the food and drinks.
- Delegates also called for improved services for pensioners in health, social care and transport.
- The court was told that the division between health care and personal care can be difficult if not impossible to draw.
- It is feared that the longer the pit is without care and maintenance, the higher the cost of getting it back on line, making it harder to find a buyer.
- This device could be a big step forward for emergency care and public health.
2.3(British) (protective custody)children in care — niños que están a cargo de las autoridades locales
2.4(object of concern)the children are my special care — para mí primero están los niños
3.1to take care of sb/sth — atender a algn
- I can take care of myself — yo sé cuidarme
- you must take better care of yourself — debes cuidarte más
- this garden takes care of itself — este jardín no necesita muchos cuidados
3.2(be responsible for, deal with)to take care of sb/sth — atender a algn
- leave Helen to take care of the details — deja que Helen se ocupe / se encargue de los detalles
- that takes care of that! — ¡listo! / ¡eso ya está!
3.3(beat up, kill)to take care of sb — encargarse de algn
4(worry)preocupación femininefree of all care(s) — sin preocupaciones
- not to have a care in the world / to be without a care in the world — no tener ninguna preocupación
5(on letters)in care of /care of — en casa de
1to care ( about sth/sb) — preocuparse ( por algo/algn)
- she cares deeply about social issues — se preocupa muchísimo por la problemática social
- all he cares about is sport — lo único que le interesa es el deporte
- I don't care — me es / me da igual
- he can go to hell for all I care — por mí se puede ir al diablo / infierno
- who cares! — ¡y a mí qué!
- see if I care! — ¡me da igual!
- Having troubles and cares adds so much weight to your mind, which then becomes harder to carry around in your head.
- These were people who had the same joys, cares and worries as my own family and wanted the best for their children.
- Then she saw his whole face, lined with the cares and worries that come from trying to balance work and family.
- One woman with emphysema entered the home to spare her children the care and the anxiety of her illness.
- These are the best days of training - with good friends and without a care in the world.
- Our God wants us to communicate our cares and our concerns through the power of prayer.
- The beautiful, isolated surroundings of the moors also play a vital part in helping guests leave behind the cares and worries of everyday life, Jan admits.
- There were plenty of families there all having fun without a care in the world.
- Compassion begins from where we are, from the circle of our cares and concerns.
- Actually, there is nothing to suggest that Sourav is finding the cares of captaincy a strain and a drain on his role as a player.
- Insults and cares of concern did not penetrate these walls, and I remained almost cynical.
- Seeking an oasis from daily cares and worries, they come here for camaraderie, a common cause and simply to find a treasure for a bargain.
- Everyone could enjoy the fresh air and warm sun as they strolled along without a care in the world.
- Michelangelo never married, but he was burdened with a family and all its cares.
- Yet he understands that the Parkhead side will arrive with their own baggage, their own cares and concerns.
- But she's also got a knack for handling your cares and worries and, when it's all too much, your tears.
- She was on stage, doing what she loved and she had no cares in the world, she was just concerned with everyone staying on beat.
- Drunkards think they have no problems, they don't worry about tomorrow, and they have no burden or cares.
- I have a few stupid movies to watch, and my plan is to put her down and unplug from all cares and concerns.
- It transports the spirit and subjugates the cares of the day.
- The best thing is that everyone who goes to Bats Day can just leave all their cares and worries at the gate, and just have a fun time.
- In the few oh so brief minutes it takes to smoke a cigarette all cares and troubles seem irrelevant.
- From this world we must depart to seek the world of air, the world of daily cares, great and trivial concerns.
- Then I went to Dream Goddess and let my cares and worries float away.
- You need to escape from the cares and worries of everyday life.
- The pair escape to his rooftop garret and, free from the cares of the world, begin a passionate love affair.
- It felt good to be back in a friendly atmosphere without a care in the world.
- Indeed we have left the cares and concerns of the world behind.
- Up to the 1990s, smoking was generally regarded as a bad habit, if one that provided some respite from the cares of work and family life.
- Our own cares and concerns suddenly melt when one sees what others are sometimes having to endure.
- But now they have moved into a different period: one filled with the cares and responsibilities of middle age.
- To those worn by cares and anxieties it is a resort for temporary respite.
- Worldly worries and cares take on a different perspective as the devotee looks on everything with a spiritual outlook.
1(feel concern)I couldn't care less what he does — no me importa en absoluto lo que haga
- they're not her children; she could care less — como no son sus hijos, le importa un comino / un bledo / un rábano
- what do I care if they don't invite me? — ¿y a mí qué me importa si no me invitan?
- who cares what she says? — ¿a quién le importa lo que ella diga?
- not to care a rap / jot
- I don't care a rap / jot — me importa un comino / un bledo / un rábano
2formal(wish)to care to + inf
- would you care to join us for dinner? — ¿le gustaría cenar con nosotros?
- he needs her more than he cares to admit — la necesita más de lo que está dispuesto a reconocer
- would you care to step this way? — ¿tendría la bondad de pasar por aquí?
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