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    Be Careful!

    What is the appropriate word for "care"...

    As in: take care, watch over, be mindful

    Example: He did not exhibit great care in finishing his work.

    My machine gave me the word осторожностью, but I do not know if it is appropriate for my use.

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    Re: Be Careful!

    Quote Originally Posted by blueclue7
    What is the appropriate word for "care"...

    As in: take care, watch over, be mindful

    Example: He did not exhibit great care in finishing his work.

    My machine gave me the word осторожностью, but I do not know if it is appropriate for my use.
    осторожность - (noun) - care
    осторожный - (adjective) - careful
    осторожно - (adverb) - carefully

    He did not exhibit great care in finishing his work.

    Он не проявил должной (=due) осторожности при завершении (or better: выполнении "carrying out") работы.

    Будь осторожен - be careful.
    Он осторожно потрогал рану - he carefully touched the wound.

    Of course, it's just one possible version, others users will post heaps of other versions, just give it some time.
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    There are many ways to say be careful in Russian. Here are a few

    осторожно!
    Be careful! Watch out!

    берегись!
    Be careful (more of a threat)! Take care (of yourself)!

    будьте внимательно!
    Be careful! Be mindful!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    будьте внимательны!

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    Care may mean "careful attention to avoid damage" осторожность

    or "worry", and then it is a different word in Russian - беспокойство

    So, if he did not worry about finishing his work (as opposed to him breaking something while finishing it), the literal translation would be

    "Он не проявлял большого беспокойства о том, чтобы закончить свою работу."

    Or better "Он не сильно беспокоился о том, чтобы закончить свою работу."
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