Translation of watch in Spanish:

watch

reloj, n.

Pronunciation: /wɔtʃ//wɑtʃ//wɒtʃ/

noun

  • 1

    (timepiece)
    reloj masculine
    what's the time by your watch? ¿qué hora tienes?
    • before noun watch band / strap correa de reloj
    • Today we calibrate our watches with atomic clocks, but back then there was no timepiece more reliable than the rotating Earth itself.
    • They stole necklaces from around the necks of women, watches from around their wrists, money and mobile phones from their bags.
    • I looked at my watch on my wrist and screamed when I saw the time.
    • He used his phone and his watch as an alarm clock, and he slept on an air mattress.
    • Me, I still wear my digital watch every day.
    • I bought a digital watch for the first time in years because I was so struck with the phenomenon.
    • A safe was forced open and a very large quantity of antique gold watches were stolen.
    • She pointed to the gold watch on her wrist.
    • He pulled his left arm away from her and checked the gleaming silver watch on his wrist.
    • He felt around the side table for his watch and strapped it to his arm again before pressing a button on the side.
    • Later, though, they curse me for being delayed in clocking out when the watches on their wrists clearly show it is time to go.
    • Trent's digital watch beeped moments later, just after the two had finished their breakfasts.
    • However, clocks and watches suffered from a lack of precision in both operation and standardization.
    • He strapped on his watch, so he'd take note of the time all day, and finally reached for his cell phone.
    • I have stopped wearing watches because time is really painful when you don't have your loved ones with you.
    • Figuring things could go only one way from there, they immediately stopped their watches.
    • He has two watches on his left wrist, one looks expensive and keeps normal time, the other is digital and keeps training time.
    • Digital alarm clocks and watches operate weirdly and are often indecipherable.
    • Is it coincidence that our generation is infatuated with digital watches and clocks?
    • One cannot tell how long it takes him to calm down; the watches and clocks have stopped too.

    de pulsera/de bolsillo

  • 2

    (observation)
    vigilancia feminine
    watch on sth
    • during his watch on the house mientras vigilaba la casa
    • to be on the watch for sb/sth
    • she was on the watch for the postman estaba esperando a ver si veía al cartero
    • police have warned people to be on the watch for burglars la policía ha advertido a la gente que tenga cuidado con los ladrones
    • the mother is constantly on the watch for possible danger la madre está constantemente alerta por si hay algún peligro
    • to keep watch hacer guardia
    • to keep watch over sth/sb vigilar algo/a algn
    • I left her to keep watch over the bags la dejé vigilando las maletas
    • to keep a watch on sth/sb vigilar algo/a algn
    • you should keep a closer watch on those children deberías vigilar mejor a esos niños
    • I keep a strict watch on what I eat vigilo mucho lo que como
    • keep a watch (out) for the postman estáte atenta a ver cuándo llega el cartero
    • He must know that the police are keeping a close watch on the area.
    • So preoccupied were the bears that they paid no attention to us for the whole duration of our 1,5 hour watch.
    • Their 24-hour watch and the strict limits imposed on our activities weighed heavily on us.
    • My husband and I both keep quite a careful watch over what we will have to live on when we retire.
    • He kept a careful watch on her, knowing it was him who taught her everything she knows.
    • Some medicines can be used during pregnancy if the doctor keeps a careful watch on the mother.
    • He still kept a vigilant watch on him throughout the entire evening.
    • Medical staff are maintaining a close watch on the patient and his family are keeping a constant presence at his bedside.
    • I want to raise one or two other things just as examples to assure the House that I have been keeping a close watch on its concerns.
    • Umpires must keep a careful watch as to the position of the runners every time an outfielder makes a throw.
    • The site is heavily contaminated and a 24-hour watch is required to prevent fly tipping.
    • As always he kept a careful watch on David as he poked around the store, Craig had little trust in him.
    • I keep a vigilant watch but did not see any crimes being committed or miscreants around the premises.
    • This is one of two or three seats we hope to keep a careful watch on, when we hit the ground running next week!
    • The Ottoman court in Istanbul was clearly keeping a close watch on developments in the western Atlantic.
    • Instruction has been given to keep a close watch on the patient and to take necessary preventive measures if necessary.
    • The international community will be keeping a close watch on the results.
    • And families will need to keep a close watch on youngsters taking such drugs.
    • They kept a vigilant watch at the back but had to be on guard against the counter.
    • In this case the cargo must be vented twice daily for thirty minutes each period with a careful watch kept on the delivery temperature.
  • 3

    • 3.1(period of time)

      guardia feminine
      I took the first watch yo hice la primera guardia
      • it happened on Mr Bloom's watch ocurrió mientras Mr Bloom estaba a cargo
      • the still watches of the night las vigilias

    • 3.2

      (masculine and feminine) (individual) guardia
      (masculine and feminine) (individual) vigía
      (group) guardia feminine
      the officer of the watch el oficial de guardia
      • I believe the steward is about to call the starboard watch to lunch, sir.

    • 3.3(duty)

      to be on watch estar de guardia


transitive verb

  • 1

    (expression/person) observar
    (person/expression) mirar
    (game/program/movie) mirar
    (program/movie/game) ver
    to watch television ver / mirar televisión
    • now, watch this carefully ahora, miren / observen con atención
    • now watch how an expert does it ahora mira cómo lo hace un experto
    • to watch sb/sth + inf
    • I watched his eyes fill with tears vi como se le llenaban los ojos de lágrimas
    • we watched the children open their presents miramos como los niños abrían sus regalos
    • we watched the sun go down miramos la puesta de sol
  • 2

    (keep under observation)
    (suspect/sb's movements/house) vigilar
    we're being watched nos están vigilando
    • a watched kettle / pot never boils el que espera desespera
  • 3

    (look after)
    (children/luggage) cuidar
    (children/luggage) vigilar
  • 4

    (pay attention to)
    mirar (con atención)
    watch what you're doing! ¡mira lo que haces!
    • watch the road! ¡mira la carretera!
    • I've got to watch the time tengo que estar atenta a la hora
    • the staff are always watching the clock los empleados están siempre pendientes del reloj
    • investors are watching the situation with interest los inversores están siguiendo la situación muy de cerca
  • 5

    (be careful of)
    (weight/diet) vigilar
    (diet/weight) tener cuidado con
    we'll have to watch what we spend tendremos que mirar (mucho) lo que gastamos
    • watch what you say ten cuidado con lo que dices
    • you've got to watch her tienes que andarte con cuidado con ella
    • watch yourself on that ladder! ¡cuidado, no te vayas a caer de la escalera!
    • watch your head! ¡cuidado con la cabeza!
    • watch how you go! ¡ve con cuidado!
    • watch they give you the right change fíjate que te den bien el cambio
    • watch it! ¡abusado!

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (look on)
    mirar
    we watched carefully as she did it miramos con atención mientras lo hacía
    • the whole country watched as the events unfolded la nación entera siguió el desarrollo de los acontecimientos
  • 2

    (pay attention)
    prestar atención
  • 3to watch for

    (wait for)
    esperar
    to watch for sth/sb esperar algo/a algn
    • to watch for sb/sth to + inf esperar a que algn/algo + subj
    • he was watching for the lights to change estaba esperando a que cambiara el semáforo
  • 4literary

    (keep vigil)
    velar