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"Careful" is an adjective which is often translated as "cuidadoso", and "attentive" is an adjective which is often translated as "atento". Learn more about the difference between "careful" and "attentive" below.
careful(
kehr
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fuhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
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.
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attentive(
a
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tehn
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dihv
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (alert)
a. atento
An attentive reader will have noticed several errors in the article.El lector atento habrá notado varios errores en el artículo.
2. (considerate)
a. atento
He was very attentive to me; he even helped me with cooking.Fue muy atento conmigo, incluso me ayudó a cocinar.
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