In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1University Schoolexamexamination formaltest USexamen oral/escrito — oral/written exam
- hacer / (Southern Cone) dar un examen — to take an exam
- rendir examen — to sit an exam
- aprobar / (esp Latin America) pasar / (Uruguay) salvar un examen — to pass an exam / a test
- nos puso un examen muy difícil — he set us a very difficult exam
- no se presentó al examen — she did not sit the exam
2(análisis, reconocimiento)efectuaron un detallado examen del área — they carried out a detailed search of the area
- realizaron un minucioso examen de la situación — they carried out an in-depth study of the situation
- someter algo a examen — to subject sth to examination
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