In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(exam)prueba feminine(multiple-choice type) test masculineaptitude/intelligence test — test de aptitud/inteligencia masculine
- to do / take a test — hacer una prueba/un test
- to give / set sb a test — hacerle / ponerle a algn una prueba/un test
- Written tests and performance in one's courses are no longer the only route to higher education or the only index by which students are evaluated.
- Validity standards are based on test content, not on which groups of students take the test.
- We asked the parliamentary candidates for Wimbledon to tell us a bit about themselves and then we subjected them to a test of their knowledge of their area.
- The final 26 were interviewed and ranked based on their combined performance in the test and interview.
- Judging applicants must pass a written test, demonstrating their knowledge of these rules.
- Written tests can assess knowledge acquisition and reasoning ability, but they cannot so easily measure skills
- Some of these tests involve knowledge picked up from education, and some don't.
- Valued added is the complex score the Department for Education and Skills uses to work out if pupils are reaching their full potential, based on performances in earlier tests.
- Often the question about study in America centres around the performance in these tests.
- Students in the seventeen districts gradually improved their performance on standardized tests.
- I paid close attention to everything he said, but still came up short on tests and quizzes.
- This young lad, since passing his test, has written off two cars in self inflicted accidents.
- You were told what to learn and expected to repeat your knowledge in tests.
- Pressure to show big improvements on test scores forces teachers to spend weeks, and even months, drilling students on the tests.
- Do you want to compare answers with your buddies during the break and then start writing the test?
- Child psychologists are being brought into a borough's schools in a bid to pull up performance in key tests and exams.
- Teachers can use the tests to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of pupils so they can identify areas to concentrate on.
- I answered the question, took a seat, wrote the test, handed it in and left.
- But it's up to states to establish their own tests and standards.
- Perhaps the most contentious issue in this debate is the use of standardized tests to measure school performance.
1.2(of machine, vehicle, weapon) prueba feminine(of drug, treatment) prueba feminine(run/flight) (before noun) experimental(run/flight) (before noun) de pruebanuclear test — prueba nuclear
- The system's performance in cyclic tests at the University of California, Berkeley, was also astonishing.
- As one measure to do this, quality control tests should be performed to determine the degree of variability for each test.
- In short, numerous tests have proven that the enormous mass of these vehicles makes them more dangerous in a crash than smaller cars.
- The preliminary tests indicated that the performance of epoxy asphalt was far superior to that of other systems.
- Well, we'll have some performance tests shortly, but we want to note another stipulation made in the documentation on the modules.
- It is his obligation to have the performance tests carried out.
- The results of the studies that measured reliability indicate that the test can be reliable if a standard procedure is used.
- All their Mercedes Benz engine parts have passed rigid quality tests for durability and performance as well as all the other car parts.
- This approach to correct the continuum theories is being pursued elsewhere, but no explicit tests of its performance have been published.
- Sirius has launched all three of its satellites, but is still conducting on-ground performance tests.
- To avoid mistakes they have to devise tests of reliability.
- This positive assessment must, however, be tempered by the acknowledgement that the tests establish bare minimum standards.
- Indeed, many of the assemblies have already passed reliability and quality tests needed to achieve FDA approval.
- On test there was certainly very little buffeting or wind noise.
- An array validation program represents the foundation of tests required to establish robust assay performance in a multiplexed environment.
- We want you to enjoy our food at its very best and we carry out extensive tests to establish the natural life of each of our products.
- Those qualifications are best measured by performance tests.
- The overall dimensions, damping system, bread carriage and marking fall under the tests for performance.
- Finally, we have omitted performance tests for the time being.
- The alloy was then heated and rolled into half-inch-thick sheets, and subjected to strength and ductility tests.
1.3(trial)prueba feminineit was a test of strength/endurance — fue una prueba de fuerza/resistencia
- the crisis was a test of her leadership qualities/his loyalty — la crisis puso a prueba su aptitud como líder/su lealtad
- screen test — prueba cinematográfica
1.4(analysis, investigation)blood/urine test — análisis de sangre/orina masculine
- eye/hearing test — examen de la vista/del oído
- they've sent a sample of blood away for tests — han mandado a analizar una muestra de sangre
- the test was positive — el análisis dio positivo
- he/she failed the B-test — el contraanálisis dio positivo
1(examine)(student/class) examinar(class/student) hacerle una prueba a(skill/knowledge) evaluarthe students are tested monthly — a los estudiantes se les hacen pruebas mensuales
- to test sb on sth
- what are they going to be tested on? — ¿sobre qué va a ser la prueba?
- do you want me to test you on your verbs? — ¿quieres que te pregunte / te tome los verbos?
- to test sb for sth
- she was tested for AIDS — se le hizo la prueba del sida
- the candidates were tested for their initiative — se sometió a los candidatos a una prueba de iniciativa
2(weapon/product/vehicle) probar(product/vehicle/weapon) poner a pruebato test sth on sb/sth
- he tested the recipe on me — probó la receta conmigo
- not tested on animals — no testado en animales
- Pre-cast concrete slabs are being assembled to build the compound wall; all material are tested at a quality lab at the airport site.
- The accuracy of electronic voting can be tested by comparing paper records to digital votes but not to recount an entire election.
- They created their machine, which didn't have a name, and proceeded testing it with remote probes.
- At least 14 other drugs have been tested in controlled clinical trials and found to be ineffective.
- Their work aims to provide valid exposure data and to develop reliable methods to test different types of mobile phones.
- The rifle would be tested for accuracy at 50 yards by firing five, five-shot groups from the bench.
- Cosmetics are tested on animals to check if a product such as shampoo may work on a human with no harmful effects.
- Mr Littleboy said his water supply was regularly tested and the most recent screening in the spring had shown no pollution.
- I think the quality of security products should be tested just as the quality of automobiles is tested.
- These varieties have been tested in gardens in all climates and have been judged to be good performers in all parts of the country.
- This substance has never been tested on humans for safety nor has it been licensed for use as a medicine.
- The coming years are going to be difficult, and everyone will have to assess their own business, to test its viability before proceeding.
- We also thank Harparkash Kaur for testing the contents and quality of the study drugs.
- Excavations of the ditch have recovered antlers that were left behind and after their age was tested it was revealed that the first henge was built over 50 centuries ago.
- Neither the questionnaire nor the quiz were tested for validity or reliability.
- But the original building was opened in 1867 by Bradford Corporation to test the weight and quality of wool.
- The substances will be tested over the next seven years by independent scientists working for the new European Food Safety Authority.
- The aim during the practice match, besides testing the combinations, was quick distribution of passes in match-like situation and fast taking of set pieces.
- The agency has also announced sweeping measures to tag and test US cattle and other steps to boost confidence.
- Once the system was up and running, it was tested for optimum performance and then used as prototype for the rest of the installations.
3(endurance/commitment/friendship) poner a pruebathe next few days will test the engine to the limit — los próximos días serán la prueba de fuego del motor
- Their defence was severely tested at times and they have goalkeeper Jonathan Stack to thank for keeping the score somewhat respectable.
- But spending so much time on the water tested everyone's physical limits.
- He was, again as mentioned yesterday, a member of the Arts Club, though his drinking and other habits severely tested the patience of the members.
- So begins a harrowing adventure that tests the young girl's mettle, revealing hidden strengths she didn't know she had.
- No NFL player's courage is tested more severely than the receiver who willingly patrols the middle of the field.
- The seaworthiness of the vessel was severely tested on the Atlantic crossing from Newfoundland but she came through without damage or loss.
- Although tied to the same markets and products, their ability to cooperate was severely tested by crises that revealed different interests.
- And it is the daunting measuring stick to test a rower's physical capabilities.
- It pointed out that a number of small fires at the centre had ‘severely tested the fire response capability’ there.
- The year ahead will test our political establishment to the limit.
- The match was played in a wonderful spirit, as befits two friends, although the patience of both players was severely tested by some erratic umpiring.
- This severely tested their friendship, before being resolved - with an offer of Polaris - in a way unlikely between two men less close.
- Nöel-Picq clearly gets a kick out of pushing his story to the limits of what is socially acceptable, testing his audience, daring them to be offended.
- The newly formed friendship is severely tested and I won't give the ending away, but it is indeed an astonishing twist of fate for all three men.
- You should inquire about testing her for her strengths.
- I grabbed it, presuming he was testing it for strength.
- The character of the team was severely tested and they came through with honours.
- He was currently testing them and their strength, they would need to be strong to take on any of the Dream Weaver's guardians, and he had seen their power.
- It's a safe bet that any lingering Lord of the Rings fans will find their patience severely tested by Emile.
- Her inner strength was tested early in her marriage when tragedy struck.
4(blood/urine) analizar(sight/hearing/reflexes) examinar(hypothesis) comprobaryou need to have your eyes tested — tienes que hacerte examinar la vista
- test the temperature of the water — prueba la temperatura del agua
- to test sth for sth
- the eggs were tested for salmonella — los huevos fueron analizados para determinar si estaban infectados de salmonela
1(carry out a test)hacer pruebasMedicine hacer análisisto test for sth
- they will be testing for fluency and pronunciation — harán pruebas de fluidez y pronunciación
- doctors are testing for cancer — los médicos están haciendo análisis para determinar si hay cáncer
- just testing! — era solo para ver qué decías
- she tested positive — su análisis dio positivo
- The blood and urine will be tested for substances such as blood sugar, calcium, and potassium.
- Almost one half of U.S. women under age 45 have been tested for human immunodeficiency virus.
- Their blood serum was tested for traces of antibodies against the influenza virus.
- Members of the Defence Forces are not tested for alcohol but officers keep an eye out for drink abuse and a soldier could be thrown out of the Forces if the problem persists.
- If you or the baby's father has a family history of cystic fibrosis or congenital hearing loss, you might be tested to see if you carry one of these traits.
- Since 1964, every baby born in Taranaki Base Hospital's maternity unit has been tested by an orthopaedic surgeon.
- Blood is also tested for anaemia, iron and vitamin deficiency and liver problems.
- Before pregnancy, a woman should be tested for rubella and vaccinated if needed.
- At half-time in the match, drug collection officers representing Uefa drew names out of a hat to determine which two players from each side would be tested for banned substances.
- Forty people who are thought to have come into contact with the substance have been tested and all results have been negative, Selebi said in a statement.
- I went to get my eyes examined, and they tested me for colorblindness.
- A small sample of blood must be tested by a doctor.
- The source individual's blood must be tested for hepatitis B virus and HIV as soon as feasible.
- After the birth of a child with congenital malformations, one way of looking for the cause is by testing the father's body fluids for organic solvents.
- All mothers had been tested for HIV antibodies and were HIV seronegative.
- Fetal cells contained in the amniotic fluid will be tested for Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities.
- At the end of the seminar, 51 officers submitted urine samples to be tested for drugs.
- Before a transfusion, the donated blood is tested for infectious diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis.
- Skin tests aren't always accurate when it comes to drug allergies, and you can't be tested for all drugs this way.
- Athletes at the Sydney Olympics will be tested for abuse of marijuana.
2Cinemahacer pruebasshe tested for the witch's part — hizo pruebas para el papel de la bruja
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