Translation of watch in Spanish:
- 1 countable (timepiece)reloj (masculine) (de pulsera/de bolsillo)what's the time by your watch?¿qué hora tienes?(before noun) watch band o (British English) strapcorrea (feminine) de relojExample sentences
- Digital alarm clocks and watches operate weirdly and are often indecipherable.
- Today we calibrate our watches with atomic clocks, but back then there was no timepiece more reliable than the rotating Earth itself.
- Later, though, they curse me for being delayed in clocking out when the watches on their wrists clearly show it is time to go.
- 2 uncountable (observation) watch
onsomethingduring his watch on the housemientras vigilaba la casato be on the watch forsomebody/somethingshe was on the watch for the postmanestaba esperando a ver si veía al carteropolice have warned people to be on the watch for burglarsla policía ha advertido a la gente que tenga cuidado con los ladronesthe mother is constantly on the watch for possible dangerla madre está constantemente alerta por si hay algún peligroto keep watchhacer guardiato keep watch over something/somebodyvigilar algo/a alguienI left her to keep watch over the bagsla dejé vigilando las maletasto keep a watch on something/somebodyvigilar algo/a alguienyou should keep a closer watch on those childrendeberías vigilar mejor a esos niñosI keep a strict watch on what I eatvigilo mucho lo que comokeep a watch (out) for the postmanestáte atenta a ver cuándo llega el carteroExample sentences
- 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.
- The international community will be keeping a close watch on the results.
- He must know that the police are keeping a close watch on the area.
- 3 3.1 countable (period of time) I took the first watchyo hice la primera guardiait happened on Mr Bloom's watchocurrió mientras Mr Bloom estaba a cargothe still watches of the night [literary]las vigilias [literary]3.2 countable (individual)(group)the officer of the watch
guardia (feminine)el oficial de guardiaExample sentences3.3 uncountable (duty) to be on watch
estar de guardia
- I believe the steward is about to call the starboard watch to lunch, sir.
- 1 to watch televisionver or mirar televisiónnow, watch this carefully now watch how an expert does itahora mira cómo lo hace un expertoto watch somebody/something +
infinitiveI watched his eyes fill with tearsvi como se le llenaban los ojos de lágrimaswe watched the children open their presentsmiramos como los niños abrían sus regaloswe watched the sun go downmiramos la puesta de sol
- 2 2.1 (keep under observation)(suspect/house/somebody's movements)we're being watched
vigilarnos están vigilandoa watched kettle o pot never boilsel que espera desespera2.2 (look after) 2.3 (pay attention to) watch what you're doing!¡mira lo que haces!watch the road!¡mira la carretera!I've got to watch the timetengo que estar atenta a la horathe staff are always watching the clocklos empleados están siempre pendientes del relojinvestors are watching the situation with interestlos inversores están siguiendo la situación muy de cercaExample sentences
- All the inmates had to be protected and watched over, and any problems that arose would have to be sorted out at once.
- I know they were there for my own protection, but I was sick of being watched over.
- She felt she knew him, knew him intimately, that he personally protected her and watched over her.
- 3 (be careful of)(diet/weight)we'll have to watch what we spend
tener cuidado contendremos que mirar (mucho) lo que gastamoswatch what you sayten cuidado con lo que dicesyou've got to watch hertienes que andarte con cuidado con ellawatch yourself on that ladder! [colloquial]¡cuidado, no te vayas a caer de la escalera!watch your head!¡cuidado con la cabeza!watch how you go! [colloquial]¡ve con cuidado!watch they give you the right changefíjate que te den bien el cambiowatch it! [colloquial]¡cuidado!
¡abusado! (Mexico) [colloquial]Example sentences
- There aren't many people who have extra weight that workout/exercise regularly and watch their intake.
- If you start watching your diet along with exercising, you're sure to see changes in your figure.
- She kept her body slim and healthy with regular exercise and watching the amount of food she ate.
- They have to watch out and be really careful.
- But he warned pranksters to watch out as the fire service was taking action to cut figures by a further five per cent each year.
- During one such meeting, the residents are warned that their house servants may be spies and to watch out.
- 1 1.1 (look on) we watched carefully as she did itmiramos con atención mientras lo hacíathe whole country watched as the events unfoldedla nación entera siguió el desarrollo de los acontecimientos1.2 (pay attention)Example sentences1.3 (wait for)to watch
- Members of the anti-war movement should be watching these developments closely.
- A spokesman said it was watching developments with interest.
- Big food firms are watching developments with keen interest.
forsomething/somebodyesperar algo/a alguiento watch for somebody/something to + infinitiveesperarhe was watching for the lights to change a quealguien/algo + subjunctiveestaba esperando a que cambiara el semáforoExample sentences
- For a brief moment all the fighting stopped as everyone watched one of the infantry barracks go up in a great ball of fire.
- As soon as they reached a safe place to stand, everyone stopped and watched her.
- In that 13-second time span, people just watched to see which one will become victorious.
- 1.1 (be careful)
tener cuidadowatch out!
¡(ten) cuidado!to watch out
¡abusado! (Mexico) [colloquial]
¡abusado! (Mexico) [colloquial]
tener cuidado or [colloquial] ojo1.2 (look carefully)
estarse atentoto watch out
estáte atento por si hay faltas de ortografíawatch out for Mary: I want a word with her
a ver si ves a Mary: quiero hablar con ella
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