Example sentence of 留守 in WK

留守

Context Sentence

母は買い物に出かけているので、私と妹が留守をしています。

My mom is out shopping, so my sister and I are house sitting.

How can we know if 留守をしています mean away from home or home sitting?
What situations will it mean like in the example?
Or this is simply translation error?

You’d know from context. Here the sentence explicitly states that the mother went out, so it makes sense that it’s using the “house sitting” meaning for the other two people in the sentence.

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