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careful
adjective
1. (cautious) 
a. cuidadoso 
You must be careful when driving at night. Hay que ser cuidadoso al manejar de noche.
b. prudente 
The most careful way to proceed is to get verbal approval first.La manera más prudente de proceder es conseguir la aprobación verbal primero.
c. cauto 
With what he learned in the last match, I'm sure he'll be more careful.Con lo que aprendió en el último partido, estoy seguro de que será más cauto.
2. (thorough) 
a. esmerado 
My lawyer's careful work brought me victory in court.El trabajo esmerado de mi abogado me trajo la victoria en la corte.
b. meticuloso 
We conducted a careful analysis of your finances.Llevamos a cabo un análisis meticuloso de sus finanzas.
c. cuidadoso 
The investigator made a careful sketch of the crime scene.La investigadora hizo un bosquejo cuidadoso de la escena del crimen.
d. bien hecho 
My dentist gave me a careful cleaning today.Mi dentista me hizo una limpieza bien hecha hoy.
careful
adjective
1. (taking care) 
a. cuidadoso(a) 
2. (prudent) 
a. cauto(a), precavido(a) 
(be) careful!¡(ten) cuidado!
to be careful to do somethingtener cuidado de or procurar hacer algo
she was careful not to mention thistuvo cuidado de or procuró no mencionar esto
be careful not to drop itprocura que no se te caiga
be careful what you saycuidado con lo que dices
you can't be too careful these daysen estos tiempos que corren toda precaución es poca
3. (thorough; work, inspection) 
a. cuidadoso(a) 
after careful considerationtras mucho reflexionar
careful [ˈkɛəfʊl]
adjective
1 (taking care, cautious) cuidadoso; cauteloso
he's a careful driver es un conductor prudente; conduce con prudencia or cuidado
to be careful tener cuidado; (be) careful! ¡(ten) cuidado!
she's very careful about what she eats pone mucho cuidado en or es muy prudente con lo que come
be careful of the dog ten cuidado con el perro
be careful that he doesn't hear you procura que no te oiga; ten cuidado de que no te oiga
be careful to shut the door no te olvides de cerrar la puerta
he was careful to point out that ... se cuidó de señalar que ...; he was careful not to offend her tuvo cuidado de no ofenderle
be careful not to drop it be careful (that) you don't drop it procura que no se te caiga; ten cuidado de que no se te caiga
we have to be very careful not to be seen tenemos que tener mucho cuidado de que no nos vean
you can't be too careful todos las precauciones son pocas
be careful what you say to him (ten) cuidado con lo que le dices
to be careful with sth tener cuidado con algo
be careful with the glasses cuidado con los vasos; he's very careful with his money es muy ahorrador; es muy tacaño
2 (painstaking) [+work] cuidadoso; esmerado; [+writer] cuidadoso; meticuloso; [+planning, examination] meticuloso; cuidadoso
after careful consideration of all the relevant facts después de considerar todos los datos cuidadosamente
managing your workload takes careful planning
after weeks of careful preparation después de semanas de cuidadosos or intensos preparativos
But despite all this careful preparation painting and decorating needs careful preparation
we have made a careful study of the report hemos estudiado el informe cuidadosamente or detenidamente
after giving this problem careful thought, I believe that ... después de pensar detenidamente sobre este problema, creo que ...
Phrases with "careful!"
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careful 
cuidadoso 
be careful 
ten cuidado 
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