Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Monday September 16, 2013

cuidado, noun:
to be careful

Tener cuidado is the basic and most common way of saying to be careful. There are many different ways it can be used:

¡Ten cuidado con la oscuridad!
Be careful of the dark.

Hijito, deberías tener más cuidado con quien te juntas.
Son, you should be more careful about who you associate with.

And if you want to avoid doing something, the construction is tener cuidado de no hacer algo, to be careful not to do something:

Debes tener cuidado de no tomar demasiado sol.
You must be careful not to sunbathe too much.


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