cuidar

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan cuidar, from Latin cogitāre, present active infinitive of cōgitō. Doublet of cogitar, a borrowing.

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cuidar (first-person singular present cuido, past participle cuidat)

  1. to care for, to take care of

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Old Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cogitāre, present active infinitive of cōgitō.

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cuidar

  1. to believe
  2. to think

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: cuidar
  • Occitan: coidar

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cuidar, from Latin cōgitāre, present active infinitive of cōgitō (I think, consider), from co- + agitō (I agitate). Doublet of cogitar, a borrowing.

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cuidar (first-person singular present indicative cuido, past participle cuidado)

  1. (transitive, followed by de) to take care (of); to look after (to provide care for)
    A babá cuida das crianças.The babysitter tends the children.
  2. (intransitive) to take care; to be careful
    Derrubaste o prato porque não cuidas.You dropped the plate because you weren't careful.
  3. (transitive, followed by de) to take care (of); to deal (with); to handle
    Não te preocupes, cuidarei deste problema.Don’t worry, I’ll take care of this problem.
  4. (transitive, followed by de) to mind (to concern oneself with, to pay attention to)
    Cuida da tua vida!Mind your own business! (literally, “Mind your life!”)
  5. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of cuidar
  6. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of cuidar
  7. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of cuidar
  8. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of cuidar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish coidar, from Latin cogitāre, present active infinitive of cōgitō (to think). Doublet of cogitar, a borrowing; thereby, cognate with English cogitate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kwiˈdaɾ/, [kwi.ˈð̝aɾ]
  • Rhymes: -aɾ

Verb[edit]

cuidar (first-person singular present cuido, first-person singular preterite cuidé, past participle cuidado)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to take care of, to care for
    A usted le sugiero que cuide a sus propios niños, y yo voy a preocuparme de los míos.
    I suggest that you care for your own children and I'll worry about mine.
  2. (transitive) to look after, to look out for, to keep an eye on, to guard, to protect, to watch over, to watch out for (implies doing so with care)
    Por favor, cuida de mi hija después de que haya muerto.Please, look out for my daughter after I'm gone.
    El perro fiel siempre cuida la casa.The loyal dog always guards the house.
  3. (transitive) to mind, to watch, to pay attention
    Por favor cuide su lengua, ¿de acuerdo?Please watch your tongue, all right?
    Creo que debes cuidar tus modales, muchacho.I think you should mind your manners, boy.
  4. to babysit
  5. to keep, to sit on (e.g. one's house, keeping the place in order)
  6. (transitive) to nurse, to nurture, to tend, to tend to, to attend to (e.g. nurse back to health, to tend a garden or yard, tend to a herd or flock)
  7. (reflexive) to take care, to take care of, to look after, to care for (oneself)
  8. (reflexive) to be careful of/with, to beware, to watch out for, to be wary of (+ de)

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Cuidar does not require the preposition de to signify "take care of" unlike English (which requires "of"). Both cuidar and cuidar de mean to "take care of". In other words, cuidar can be used both transitively and intransitively.

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