I need to know how to say „guardian” in Spanish. This is a child who no longer has a living parent. Thank you! Example: Thousands of children in California need guardians because their parents have died, abandoned them, or are unable to care for them. When I tried to translate it literally, I found „guarda legal”, but I believe that the first two possibilities are more correct. I hope that helps. Cientos de niños en California necesitan tutores legales porque sus padres han muerto, los han abandonado o de alguna forma son incapaces de cuidarlos. Do you want to translate into other languages? Take a look at our English-French dictionary.