Translation of alert in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /əˈlɜːrt; əˈlɜːt/


  • alerta (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable) to be alert (vigilant) estar* alerta (lively-minded) ser* despierto to stay alert mantenerse* alerta or en guardia, seguir* atento or prestando atención to be alert to sth estar* atento a algo
    More example sentences
    • At the other end Dermot Byrne almost got clear but Farrell Cuddihy was very alert to clear the danger.
    • There are signs that Congress is at least somewhat alert to these dangers.
    • Though at times they don't seem to be the most aware of animals, sheep are very alert to mood swings, and this time was no exception.


  • alerta (feminine) on red/amber alert en (estado de) alerta or alarma roja/amarilla to put sb on the alert poner* a algn en guardia, alertar a algn be on the alert for any suspicious visitors estáte alerta or al tanto por si viene alguien sospechoso

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [troops/police/coastguard] alertar, poner* sobre avisoto alert sb to sth young people need to be alerted to the dangers of drug abuse se debe alertar a los jóvenes sobre los peligros del consumo de drogas, se debe poner en guardia a los jóvenes frente a los peligros del consumo de drogas

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