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"Carefully" is an adverb which is often translated as "con cuidado", and "neatly" is an adverb which is often translated as "cuidadosamente". Learn more about the difference between "carefully" and "neatly" below.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (with care)
a. con cuidado
Open the soda carefully so it won't spill all over the place.Abre el refresco con cuidado para que no se derrame por todos lados.
b. cuidadosamente
Think carefully about what you must do and what can be postponed.Piensa cuidadosamente qué cosas tienes que hacer y cuáles puedes posponer.
c. detenidamente
Before answering the test questions, carefully read the instructions.Antes de responder a las preguntas en el examen, lee detenidamente las instrucciones.
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neatly
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in an orderly way)
a. cuidadosamente
Pedro neatly placed his new model train on the shelf.Pedro colocó cuidadosamente su tren en miniatura en el estante.
b. con esmero
The lawyer neatly organized all of his files.El abogado organizó con esmero todos sus archivos.
c. bien
Jessy's desk is always neatly kept.El escritorio de Jessy siempre está bien arreglado.
d. muy bien
Rick was neatly dressed for his job interview.Rick iba muy bien vestido para su entrevista de trabajo.
2. (precisely)
a. perfectamente
Harry bought a European wallet so that the euro bills would fit neatly into it.Harry compró una billetera europea para que los billetes de euro encajaran perfectamente en ella.
3. (cleverly)
a. hábilmente
The description on the back of the book neatly encapsulates the premise of the novel.La descripción en la contraportada condensa hábilmente el argumento de la novela.
b. ingeniosamente
The senator neatly avoided the questions he didn't like.El senador evitó ingeniosamente las preguntas que no le gustaron.
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