Portuguese

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Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese cuidado, coidado, from Latin cōgitātus.

Pronunciation

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /kujˈda.du/ [kuɪ̯ˈda.du]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /kujˈda.do/ [kuɪ̯ˈda.do]
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /kujˈda.du/ [kujˈða.ðu], /kwiˈda.du/ [kwiˈða.ðu]

  • Hyphenation: cui‧da‧do

Adjective

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cuidado (feminine cuidada, masculine plural cuidados, feminine plural cuidadas)

  1. meditated, thought-out
  2. planned

Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:cuidado.

Interjection

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cuidado

  1. watch out!
  2. beware!
  3. be careful!

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:cuidado.

Noun

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cuidado m (plural cuidados)

  1. care, caution, precaution
  2. fear

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:cuidado.

Participle

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cuidado (feminine cuidada, masculine plural cuidados, feminine plural cuidadas)

  1. past participle of cuidar

Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:cuidar.

Spanish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Past participle of cuidar; corresponds to Latin cōgitātus.

The Philippine sense is a calque of Tagalog bahala, as in the expressions bahala ka, ako bahala, ikaw bahala, etc.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /kwiˈdado/ [kwiˈð̞a.ð̞o]
  • Audio (Venezuela):(file)
  • Rhymes: -ado
  • Syllabification: cui‧da‧do

Interjection

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cuidado

  1. watch out!
  2. beware!
  3. be careful!

Noun

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cuidado m (plural cuidados)

  1. care (close attention; concern)
  2. care (maintenance, upkeep)
  3. care (the treatment of those in need)

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Adjective

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cuidado (feminine cuidada, masculine plural cuidados, feminine plural cuidadas)

  1. (Philippines) answerable; accountable; responsible[1][2]
    yo cuidado
    I'll take care of it. / I am accountable.
    cuidado
    It's up to you. / You are responsible.

Derived terms

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Participle

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cuidado (feminine cuidada, masculine plural cuidados, feminine plural cuidadas)

  1. past participle of cuidar

References

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  1. ^ Lipski, John M. (1987 June) “Contemporary Philippine Spanish: Comments on Vestigial Usage”, in Philippine Journal of Linguistics[1], volume 18, number 1, page 45
  2. ^ de los Reyes, Manuel (1937) Prontuario de Palabras Y Frases Mal Empleadas en Filipinas[2]

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