Translation of careful in Spanish:

careful

Pronunciation: /ˈkerfəl; ˈkeəfəl/

adj

  • 1 (cautious) cuidadoso, prudente you should be more careful in future tendrías que tener más cuidado en el futuro you can't be too careful toda prudencia es poca (be) careful (ten) cuidado be careful going down the stairs (ten) cuidado al bajar las escaleras (be) careful you don't fall! ¡cuidado, no vayas a caerte! be careful she doesn't trick you ten cuidado de que no te vaya a engañar be careful where you step/what you say (ten) cuidado dónde pisas/con lo que dices to be careful of sb/sth tener* cuidado con algn/algo be careful of pickpockets/the dog ten cuidado con los carteristas/el perro I have to be careful of drinking too much tengo que tener cuidado de no beber demasiado to be careful to + inf procurar + inf be careful not to upset my mother procura no disgustar a mi madre I was careful to invite her as well no se me pasó por alto invitarla to be careful with sth tener* cuidado con algo be careful with that vase ten cuidado con ese jarrón to be careful with one's money (thrifty) cuidar el dinero (mean) [euphemism/eufemismo], mirar mucho el dinero
  • 2 (painstaking) [planning] cuidadoso; [work] cuidado, esmerado, bien hecho; [worker] meticuloso after careful consideration of all the options después de considerar detenidamente todas las opciones

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