In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2(investigate)(private life/finances) investigar(public opinion) sondear(mind/subconscious) explorar(past) rastrear
1(physically)introducir una sonda
2(investigate)investigarto probe into sth
- to probe for sth
- police are probing into his business affairs — la policía está investigando sus actividades financieras
- they probed more deeply into the mystery — continuaron tratando de esclarecer el misterio
- he probed for information about her childhood — trató de sonsacarle información sobre su infancia
1Electricity Medicinesonda feminine
2sonda espacial feminine
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