In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbproven, proved
1(verify, demonstrate)(theory/statement) probar(innocence/theorem) probar(theorem/innocence) demostrar(loyalty/courage) 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
- It emphasised that ‘the courts are not the place to prove new medical truths’.
- The ability to deliver and prove high levels of performance is no longer just a competitive advantage.
- He even produced a document proving it, though no one else knew of its existence.
- What no one is yet prepared to do is go on record as saying he has proved the Poincare Conjecture.
- 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.
- The person said that telling lies will get us nowhere and we're better off telling the truth and proving it.
- The Authority said it is very difficult to prove the existence of a cartel and pledged to monitor the situation in the town.
- She proves a well known (to mathematicians!) theorem of homological algebra.
- 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.
- There is a theorem proved by Kurt Godel in 1931, which is the Incompleteness Theorem for mathematics.
- But every inductive argument that proves its conclusion presupposes the truth of the law of causation.
- In 1925 he proved the Krull-Schmidt theorem for decomposing abelian groups of operators.
- Truth is established by proving theory through observation and then having the results confirmed by peers.
- Barrett proved his dead-eye shooting ability as he sunk score after score for his side.
- Finally, we are not content with a mere definition of truth; we seek a method of establishing the truth and proving its correctness.
- He believes he has proven his strength and ability to be an independent voice on the Council.
- Andrew McLoughlin proved his dead-ball abilities with a cross from the right which fell to McTiernan on the near post.
- 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.
- With highlife, African music had proved its resilience and ability to absorb and synthesise foreign influences.
- Illuminating reality without recourse to truth is proving a difficult proposition.
- Once academic scientific studies were established they rejected and ridiculed anything spiritual or metaphysical if it could not be proven by a mathematical formula.
- Bonnet used Codazzi's formulas to prove the existence theorem in the theory of surfaces.
- Nonetheless he had proven his leadership ability and his political skill in ending the civil war.
- The French working class has repeatedly proved its readiness and ability to fight for its democratic and social rights in the past.
2.2Law(will) comprobar(will) verificar
- The Moores stayed on the homestead long enough to prove it up and get title which would be three years.
- 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.
reflexive verbproven, proved
1he 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
intransitive verbproven, proved
1(turn out)resultarhis advice proved useless — sus consejos resultaron (ser) inútiles
- it proved to be very difficult — resultó ser muy difícil
- The big striker, who moves with intent rather than rather than noticeable impetus, said afterwards that his second goal had proved crucial.
- If the scheme proves successful the police hope to run surgeries at the town's other secondary schools.
- Employees may be able to complain to the pensions ombudsman that the scheme was maladministered, but this may be difficult to prove.
- The parking is fully supervised and if the scheme proves successful the feasibility of a more permanent facility will be investigated.
- In the final analysis that lone goal proved to be the all important score of a game that was hard fought but which only produced moderate fare throughout.
- Nevertheless, tight glycaemic control has proved difficult to achieve in clinical practice.
- Killarney Celtic, have been impressive, with some fine performances and they don't concede too many goals and are proving difficult to breach.
- Optimism proved short-lived, though, as Sheffield scored twice more to earn a convincing victory.
- Root-and-branch reform of the NHS, and education, is proving difficult to achieve.
- While massive amounts of US air power could bring tactical victories, achieving strategic victory proved to be more difficult.
- At this stage, the rehabilitation plan proved to be successful and the patient was found fit to undergo plastic surgery.
- This is the third year of the book scheme and it has proved very successful as it greatly reduces the financial burden on parents.
- The maintenance of downwards accountability to local communities by the NHS has generally proved difficult to achieve.
- The 150 original settlement master plans proved difficult to get hold of.
- If the scheme proves to be successful, and householders who are given the brown bins use them for their garden waste, there is a chance the scheme will be extended when it is reviewed after three years.
- If that bid and their offer to take over the football club proves successful, their plan would see City continuing to play at Bootham Crescent until a new home is built.
- In the return leg at the Tatran Stadium another Nixon goal proved insufficient as a Vladislav Zvara brace took the Slovakians through.
- But he was determined to prove he could achieve success somehow - and eventually he did.
- An own goal from Nigel Wright proved costly as Duncombe Park lost 2-1 to Amotherby and Swinton in division two.
- Completeness, however, is an elusive goal and proves quite difficult to achieve in the arena of electronic state government information.
2Cooking(dough) levar(dough) leudar
- Prove dough for 60-90 minutes until dough passes the finger-tip test.
- Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave to prove for about two hours in a warm area.
- When making bread with the fermented dough, the dough must be removed from the fridge at least 2 hours in advance, to allow it to prove.
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