There are 2 translations of watch in Spanish:

watch1

Pronunciation: /wɑːtʃ; wɒtʃ/

n

  • 1 c (timepiece) reloj (m) (de pulsera/de bolsillo) what's the time by your watch? ¿qué hora tienes? (before n) watch band o (BrE) strap correa (f) de reloj watch chain leontina (f)
  • 2 u (observation) vigilancia (f)watch on sth during his watch on the house mientras vigilaba la casa to be on the watch for sb/sth she was on the watch for the postman estaba esperando a ver si veía al cartero police have warned people to be on the watch for burglars la policía ha advertido a la gente que tenga cuidado con los ladrones the mother is constantly on the watch for possible danger la madre está constantemente alerta por si hay algún peligro to keep watch hacer* guardia to keep watch over sth/sb vigilar algo/a algn I left her to keep watch over the bags la dejé vigilando las maletas to keep a watch on sth/sb vigilar algo/a algn you should keep a closer watch on those children deberías vigilar mejor a esos niños I keep a strict watch on what I eat vigilo mucho lo que como keep a watch (out) for the postman estáte atenta a ver cuándo llega el cartero
  • 3 3.1 c [Naut] (period of time) guardia (f) I took the first watch yo hice la primera guardia it happened on Mr Bloom's watch ocurrió mientras Mr Bloom estaba a cargo the still watches of the night [literario/literary] las vigilias [literario/literary] 3.2 c (individual) guardia (mf), vigía (mf); (group) guardia (f) the officer of the watch el oficial de guardia 3.3 u (duty) to be on watch estar* de guardia, hacer* guardia

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 2 translations of watch in Spanish:

watch2

vt

  • 1 [person/expression] observar, mirar; [movie/program/game] mirar, ver* to watch television ver* or mirar televisión now, watch this carefully ahora, miren or observen con atención now watch how an expert does it ahora mira cómo lo hace un expertoto watch sb/sth + inf I watched his eyes fill with tears vi como se le llenaban los ojos de lágrimas we watched the children open their presents miramos como los niños abrían sus regalos we watched the sun go down miramos la puesta de sol
  • 2 2.1 (keep under observation) [suspect/house/sb's movements] vigilar we're being watched nos están vigilando a watched kettle o pot never boils el que espera desespera 2.2 (look after) [luggage/children] cuidar, vigilar 2.3 (pay attention to) mirar (con atención) watch what you're doing! ¡mira lo que haces! watch the road! ¡mira la carretera! I've got to watch the time tengo que estar atenta a la hora the staff are always watching the clock los empleados están siempre pendientes del reloj investors are watching the situation with interest los inversores están siguiendo la situación muy de cerca
  • 3 (be careful of) [diet/weight] vigilar, tener* cuidado con we'll have to watch what we spend tendremos que mirar (mucho) lo que gastamos watch what you say ten cuidado con lo que dices you've got to watch her tienes que andarte con cuidado con ella watch yourself on that ladder! [colloquial/familiar] ¡cuidado, no te vayas a caer de la escalera! watch your head! ¡cuidado con la cabeza! watch how you go! [colloquial/familiar] ¡ve con cuidado! watch they give you the right change fíjate que te den bien el cambio watch it! [colloquial/familiar] ¡cuidado!, ¡ojo! [familiar/colloquial], ¡abusado! (Méx) [familiar/colloquial]

vi

  • 1 1.1 (look on) mirar we watched carefully as she did it miramos con atención mientras lo hacía the whole country watched as the events unfolded la nación entera siguió el desarrollo de los acontecimientos 1.2 (pay attention) prestar atención 1.3 (wait for) to watch for sth/sb esperar algo/a algn to watch for sb/sth to + inf esperar a que algn/algo + subj he was watching for the lights to change estaba esperando a que cambiara el semáforo
  • 2 (keep vigil) [literario/literary] velar

Phrasal verbs

watch out

v + adv
1.1 (be careful) tener* cuidado watch out! ¡(ten) cuidado!, ¡ojo! [familiar/colloquial], ¡abusado! (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] to watch out for sth/sb tener* cuidado or [familiar/colloquial] ojo con algo/algn 1.2 (look carefully) estarse* atentoto watch out for sth/sb watch out for spelling mistakes estáte atento por si hay faltas de ortografía watch out for Mary: I want a word with her a ver si ves a Mary: quiero hablar con ella

watch over

v + prep + o
[patient/child] cuidar (de); [safety/interests/well-being] velar por

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.