In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(verificar)(resultado/operación) to check¿le compruebo el nivel del aceite? — shall I check the oil for you?
- compruébalo tú mismo si no me crees — check / see for yourself if you don't believe me
- voy a comprobar si funciona — I'm going to see / check if it works
2(demostrar)to prove¿tiene algún documento que compruebe su identidad? — do you have any proof of identity / any identification?
3(darse cuenta)to realizeal examinarlo comprobó que le faltaba una pieza — when he examined it he realized that there was a part missing
- comprobé con tristeza que era cierto — I was sad to discover that it was true
4(prueba) (confirmar) to confirm
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