- 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 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 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
- 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+ infto try -ingprueba a hacerlo de la otra manera try doing it the other way 1.2 [anticuado/dated] (sentar) (+ me/te/le etc) to suit la vida de ciudad no le prueba city life doesn't suit him
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.