comprobar translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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1    (=examinar)  
  [+billete, documento, frenos]  
to check  
compruebe el aceite antes de salir de viaje      check your oil before setting out  
compruebe el cambio antes de salir de la tienda      check your change before leaving the shop  
comprobó la hora y decidió marcharse      he checked the time and decided to leave  
tendré que comprobar si se han cumplido los objetivos      I shall have to see o check whether the objectives have been met  
necesito algún documento para comprobar su identidad      I need some document that proves your identity, I need some proof of identity  
compruebe nuestros productos usted mismo      try our products for yourself  
2    (=confirmar)  
  [+teoría, existencia]  
to prove  
  [+eficacia, veracidad]  
to verify, confirm  
pudimos comprobar que era verdad      we were able to verify o confirm o establish that it was true  
comprobó sus ideas experimentalmente      he proved his arguments through experiments  
3    frm   (=darse cuenta)   to realize  
comprobaron que el candidato era demasiado joven      they realized that the candidate was too young  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
pudimos comprobar que era verdad exp.
we were able to verify {o} confirm {o} establish that it was true

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
I have to check if it really is like that
I need some document that proves your identity
I need some proof of identity
I'm delighted {o} very pleased to see that he's still got his sense of humour
'comprobar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
comprobar algo
comprobar el material
volver a comprobar que ...
comprobar puntos en una lista
comprobar el potencial de contaminación
comprobar el código de origen
le cumple a usted comprobar que
usó un palo para comprobar la solidez del hielo
1) comprobar (vi), 2) comprobar (vt)
1) comprobar (vi), 2) comprobar (vt), 3) marcar (vt)
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"comprobar": examples and translations in context
No habrían pensado en comprobar eso. They wouldn't have thought to check for that.
Existe algo que necesito comprobar primero. There's something I need to check first.
Lamenta no haber tenido la oportunidad de comprobar esas alegaciones. The Special Rapporteur regrets that she was not given the opportunity to verify these allegations.
Sólo quise comprobar que estuvieras vivo. Just wanted to see you were alive for myself.
Deberías comprobar si hay aquí alguna vacante. You should see if they have a vacancy here.
Alguien debería comprobar la entrada de servicio. Someone should go around back, check the service entrance.
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