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test
American English: /tɛst/
British English: /tɛst/

Translation of test in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (exam)
    (multiple-choice type)
    test (masculine)
    aptitude/intelligence test
    test (masculine) de aptitud/inteligencia
    to do o take a test
    hacer una prueba/un test
    to give o set somebody a test
    hacerle or ponerle a alguien una prueba/un test
    Example sentences
    • Written tests can assess knowledge acquisition and reasoning ability, but they cannot so easily measure skills
    • I paid close attention to everything he said, but still came up short on tests and quizzes.
    • We asked the parliamentary candidates for Wimbledon to tell us a bit about themselves and then we subjected them to a test of their knowledge of their area.
    1.2 (of machine, vehicle, weapon)
    (of drug, treatment)
    prueba (feminine)
    nuclear test
    (before noun) (run/flight)
    experimental
    de prueba
    1.3 (trial) it was a test of strength/endurance
    fue una prueba de fuerza/resistencia
    the crisis was a test of her leadership qualities/his loyalty
    la crisis puso a prueba su aptitud como líder/su lealtad
    to put something to the test screen test (Cinema)
    prueba (feminine) cinematográfica
    to stand the test of time
    resistir el paso del tiempo
    Example sentences
    • Indeed, many of the assemblies have already passed reliability and quality tests needed to achieve FDA approval.
    • All their Mercedes Benz engine parts have passed rigid quality tests for durability and performance as well as all the other car parts.
    • On test there was certainly very little buffeting or wind noise.
    1.4 (analysis, investigation) blood/urine test
    análisis (masculine) de sangre/orina
    eye/hearing test
    examen (masculine) de la vista/del oído
    they've sent a sample of blood away for tests
    han mandado a analizar una muestra de sangre
    the test was positive
    el análisis dio positivo
    he/she failed the B-test
    el contraanálisis dio positivo

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (examine)
    (student/class)
    examinar
    hacerle una prueba a
    (knowledge/skill)
    evaluar
    the students are tested monthly
    a los estudiantes se les hacen pruebas mensuales
    to test somebody on somethingwhat are they going to be tested on?
    ¿sobre qué va a ser la prueba?
    ¿sobre qué los van a examinar?
    do you want me to test you on your verbs?
    ¿quieres que te pregunte or te tome los verbos?
    to test somebody for somethingshe was tested for AIDS
    se le hizo un análisis para determinar si tenía el sida
    se le hizo la prueba del sida
    the candidates were tested for their initiative
    se sometió a los candidatos a una prueba de iniciativa
    1.2

    test (out)

    (product/vehicle/weapon)
    probar
    poner a prueba
    to test something (out) on somebody/somethinghe tested (out) the recipe on me
    probó la receta conmigo
    not tested on animals
    no testado or (especially Latin America) testeado en animales
    Example sentences
    • The accuracy of electronic voting can be tested by comparing paper records to digital votes but not to recount an entire election.
    • Mr Littleboy said his water supply was regularly tested and the most recent screening in the spring had shown no pollution.
    • Cosmetics are tested on animals to check if a product such as shampoo may work on a human with no harmful effects.
    1.3
    (friendship/commitment/endurance)
    poner a prueba
    the next few days will test the engine to the limit
    los próximos días serán la prueba de fuego del motor
    Example sentences
    • It pointed out that a number of small fires at the centre had ‘severely tested the fire response capability’ there.
    • I grabbed it, presuming he was testing it for strength.
    • You should inquire about testing her for her strengths.
    1.4
    (blood/urine)
    analizar
    (sight/hearing/reflexes)
    examinar
    (hypothesis)
    comprobar
    you need to have your eyes tested
    tienes que hacerte examinar la vista
    test the temperature of the water
    prueba la temperatura del agua
    to test something for somethingthe eggs were tested for salmonella
    los huevos fueron analizados para determinar si estaban infectados de salmonela

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (carry out a test)
    hacer pruebas
    (Medicine)
    hacer análisis
    to test for somethingthey will be testing for fluency and pronunciation
    harán pruebas de fluidez y pronunciación
    doctors are testing for cancer
    los médicos están haciendo análisis para determinar si hay cáncer
    just testing! [humorous]
    era solo para ver qué decías
    she tested positive
    su análisis dio positivo
    1.2 (Cinema)
    hacer pruebas
    she tested for the witch's part
    hizo pruebas para el papel de la bruja
    Example sentences
    • Fetal cells contained in the amniotic fluid will be tested for Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities.
    • Their blood serum was tested for traces of antibodies against the influenza virus.
    • Before a transfusion, the donated blood is tested for infectious diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis.

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