Translation of probar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 (demostrar) [teoría/acusación/inocencia] to prove esto prueba que ella tenía razón this proves that she was right
- 2 2.1 [vino/sopa] to taste; (por primera vez) to try nunca he probado el caviar I've never tried caviar no puedo probar el vino, el médico me lo ha prohibido I can't drink wine, doctor's orders desde entonces no he vuelto a probar la ginebra I haven't touched gin again since then no ha probado bocado en todo el día she hasn't eaten a thing o/or had a bite to eat all day 2.2 [método] to try prueba la aspiradora antes de comprarla try the vacuum cleaner (out) before buying it estoy dispuesto a probar cualquier cosa con tal de curarme I'm prepared to try anything if it helps me to get better llevaron el coche a que le probaran los frenos they took the car to have the brakes tested fortuna, suerte 2.3 [ropa] to try on probarle algo
aalgn to try sth onsb no le puedo comprar zapatos sin probárselos I can't buy shoes for him without him trying them on o/or without trying them on him la modista solo me probó el vestido una vez the dressmaker only gave me one fitting for the dress 2.4 (poner a prueba) [empleado/honradez] to test dejaron el dinero allí para probarlo they left the money there to test him
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- 1.1 (intentar) to try déjame probar a mí let me try, let me have a go probar no cuesta nada there's no harm in trying ¿has probado con quitamanchas? have you tried using stain remover? probar
a+ infinitivo/infinitiveto try -ingprueba a hacerlo de la otra manera try doing it the other way 1.2 [anticuado] (sentar) (+ me/te/le etc) to suit la vida de ciudad no le prueba city life doesn't suit him
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The Defensor del pueblo is an ombudsman nominated by the Spanish Parliament to defend the rights of citizens against government maladministration. If he upholds a complaint he advises the administration on appropriate compensation. This post, under the same name, also exists in some Latin American countries.