- 1.1 [enfermedad/accidente/desgracia] to prevent ayuda a prevenir la caries it helps prevent tooth decay más vale prevenir que curar prevention is better than cure más vale prevenir que lamentar better safe than sorry 1.2 (advertir, alertar) to warn previnieron a los conductores del mal estado de las carreteras drivers were warned of the bad state of the roads
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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.