careful

careful
['keəf(ə)l]
adj
1) аккуратный, внимательный, старательный, тщательный, заботливый

Be careful about your health. — Береги свое здоровье.

You must be careful in these calculation. — Вы должны быть очень внимательны в этих подсчетах.

They were careful in selecting pictures for the exhibition. — Они тщательно выбирали картины на выставку.

She was careful about her manners. — Она следила за своими манерами.

He was always careful in his choice of friends. — Он всегда тщательно выбирал друзей.

- careful medical examination
- careful preparations
- careful analysis
- careful piece of work
- be careful about smth
- be careful to do smth
- be careful with smth
- be careful to avoid danger
- be careful to keep one's word
- be careful to come in time
- be careful to hide one's feelings
- be careful not to get your feet wet
- be careful in smth
- be careful with one's money
2) осторожный

She was careful about walking on a slippery road. — Она осторожно шла по скользкой дороге.

Be careful how (where, when) you do it. — Следите за тем, как (где, когда) вы это делаете.

Be careful what you say! — Смотри, не скажи чего лишнего!

- careful driver
- be careful with books
- be careful not to do smth
3) внимательный, заботливый, экономный
- careful mother
- careful housewife
- be careful about one's health
- you cannot be too careful
USAGE:
(1.) Прилагательное careful, помимо атрибутивного употребления, в разных значениях употребляется в разных конструкциях. В значении 1. careful употребляется с предлогом with или в конструкции с последующим инфинитивом: be careful with that vase, don't drop it осторожнее с этой вазой, не уроните ее; he was careful not to bind himself with a promise он следил за тем, чтобы не связать себя обещанием; they were careful to make their position clear они постарались разъяснить свою позицию. (2.) В значении 3. careful употребляется с предлогом of и в конструкции с инфинитивом: to be careful of one's health заботиться о своем здоровье; to be careful to do his duties заботиться о том, чтобы выполнить все свои обязанности. (3.) В значении 1. careful чаще употребляется атрибутивно: a careful examination тщательный осмотр; a careful consideration тщательное рассмотрение; a careful analysis тщательный анализ

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