In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(verify, demonstrate)(theory/statement) probar(innocence/theorem) probar(innocence/theorem) demostrar(courage/loyalty) demostrarthey couldn't prove that she was lying — no pudieron demostrar / probar que mentía
- to prove one's point — demostrar que uno tiene razón / está en lo cierto
- can you prove where you were that night? — ¿tiene pruebas de dónde estaba usted aquella noche?
- to prove sb right/wrong — demostrar que algn tiene razón / está en lo cierto/está equivocado
- to prove sth right/wrong — demostrar que algo es/no es cierto
- tests proved the drug (to be) effective — los experimentos demostraron que el medicamento era eficaz
- Barrett proved his dead-eye shooting ability as he sunk score after score for his side.
- In the face of war and mass slaughter, he has proved it retains the ability to shock us with the sheer frivolity of its efforts in futility.
- He even produced a document proving it, though no one else knew of its existence.
- Truth is established by proving theory through observation and then having the results confirmed by peers.
- Andrew McLoughlin proved his dead-ball abilities with a cross from the right which fell to McTiernan on the near post.
- In 1925 he proved the Krull-Schmidt theorem for decomposing abelian groups of operators.
- An indictment is far from a conviction but as Martin Kramer points out, this refusal to recognise inconvenient truths is also proving an indictment on their claims of expertise.
- The French working class has repeatedly proved its readiness and ability to fight for its democratic and social rights in the past.
- He believes he has proven his strength and ability to be an independent voice on the Council.
- The Authority said it is very difficult to prove the existence of a cartel and pledged to monitor the situation in the town.
- Nonetheless he had proven his leadership ability and his political skill in ending the civil war.
- She proves a well known (to mathematicians!) theorem of homological algebra.
- The ability to deliver and prove high levels of performance is no longer just a competitive advantage.
- There is a theorem proved by Kurt Godel in 1931, which is the Incompleteness Theorem for mathematics.
- The scenes are intended to prove the soundness and truth of what has been previously said.
- How I got in is not something I'm willing to disclose, but I have the documentary evidence to prove it.
- With highlife, African music had proved its resilience and ability to absorb and synthesise foreign influences.
- What no one is yet prepared to do is go on record as saying he has proved the Poincare Conjecture.
- But every inductive argument that proves its conclusion presupposes the truth of the law of causation.
- Once academic scientific studies were established they rejected and ridiculed anything spiritual or metaphysical if it could not be proven by a mathematical formula.
- It emphasised that ‘the courts are not the place to prove new medical truths’.
- The person said that telling lies will get us nowhere and we're better off telling the truth and proving it.
- Bonnet used Codazzi's formulas to prove the existence theorem in the theory of surfaces.
- Illuminating reality without recourse to truth is proving a difficult proposition.
- Finally, we are not content with a mere definition of truth; we seek a method of establishing the truth and proving its correctness.
2.2Law(will) comprobar(will) verificar
- I'm sure he was wondering who could prove it up, and I started thinking I was going to be called as an adverse witness.
- The Moores stayed on the homestead long enough to prove it up and get title which would be three years.
1to prove oneself
- he was given three months to prove himself — le dieron tres meses para que demostrara su valía
- the new system has not yet proved itself in battle conditions — la eficacia del nuevo sistema en combate está aún por demostrarse
- he has proved himself to be a great actor — ha demostrado ser un gran actor
1(turn out)resultarhis advice proved useless — sus consejos resultaron (ser) inútiles
- it proved to be very difficult — resultó ser muy difícil
2Cooking(dough) levar(dough) leudar
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