how to pronounce careful


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careful is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of careful in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… in seventh and eighth grade careful with …”

meanings of careful


  1. Full of cares or anxiety; worried, troubled.
  2. Full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad.
  3. Taking care; attentive to potential danger, error or harm; cautious.
  4. Conscientious and painstaking; meticulous.

careful frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word careful occurs in english on average 35.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics careful can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that careful can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to careful


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