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American English: /əˈtɛn(t)ɪv/
British English: /əˈtɛntɪv/

Translation of attentive in Spanish:


  • 1 (caring, considerate)
    to be attentive to somebody
    ser atento con alguien
    Example sentences
    • All the dishes were exquisitely presented and the service was polite and attentive.
    • He sought comfort by becoming overly attentive to the patient and his family.
    • The service is quick, courteous and attentive without becoming overpowering.
  • 2 (concentrating)
    to be attentive to something
    prestar atención a algo
    be more attentive to the teacher's advice
    presta más atención a las recomendaciones del profesor
    Example sentences
    • Jones is earnest and attentive to detail, and promises to work closely with residents on an array of local issues.
    • Therefore, we need to be ever vigilant and attentive to the status of race in our work as well as in our lives.
    • The children watched with interest and were attentive to each step of the process.
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