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"Inspect" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "inspeccionar", and "examine" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "examinar". Learn more about the difference between "inspect" and "examine" below.
inspect
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to look at closely)
a. inspeccionar
The customs agent inspected her passport, smiled, and stamped it.El agente de aduanas inspeccionó su pasaporte, sonrió y lo selló.
b. examinar
Upon inspecting the camera, he found that the lens cap was still on.Al examinar la cámara, encontró que la tapa del objetivo aún estaba puesta.
c. revisar
The dentist inspected her teeth to make sure she didn't have any cavities.La dentista le examinó los dientes para confirmar que no tenía caries.
2. (to examine officially)
a. inspeccionar
The fire marshal came to inspect the school to make sure everything was up to code.El inspector del departamento de bomberos vino a inspeccionar la escuela para comprobar que todo estuviera en regla.
b. pasar revista a (military)
The general will be arriving in the morning to inspect the troops.El general llegará en la mañana para pasar revista a las tropas.
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examine(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to seek to understand)
a. examinar
My dissertation examines the relationship between chocolate consumption and happiness.Mi disertación examina la relación entre el consumo de chocolate y la felicidad.
b. investigar
We are examining how the completion of a high school diploma impacts income.Estamos investigando como la obtención de un diploma de bachillerato afecta los ingresos.
c. estudiar
The students will be examining the role of sexuality in 19th century poetry.Los estudiantes estarán estudiando el papel de la sexualidad en la poesía del siglo XIX.
2. (to scrutinize)
a. inspeccionar
After examining the contract more closely, Oscar decided not to sign it.Después de inspeccionar el contrato más a fondo, Óscar decidió no firmarlo.
b. registrar (baggage)
The customs official examined Brendan's suitcase and found several items that he hadn't declared.El aduanero registró la maleta de Brendan y encontró varios artículos que no había declarado.
c. interrogar (witness or suspect)
Upon examining the witness, the prosecutor noticed change since her previous statement.Al interrogar a la testigo, la fiscal notó cambios con respecto a su declaración anterior.
d. revisar
Please examine the package carefully to make sure there are no missing parts.Por favor, revise cuidadosamente el paquete para asegurarse que no falte ninguna pieza.
e. examinar
You need to examine all the details of the deed to the house before signing it.Tienes que examinar todos los detalles de las escrituras de la casa antes de firmar.
3. (medicine)
a. examinar
I'm going to examine you now to see if you have any moles that look problematic.Voy a examinarlo ahora para ver si tiene algún lunar que parezca problemático.
b. revisar
The doctor examined Rodrigo's ears and found a large buildup of wax.La doctora le examinó los oídos a Rodrigo y encontró una gran acumulación de cera.
4. (education)
a. examinar
The professor examined the students on their proficiency with a microscope.La profesora examinó a los estudiantes sobre su habilidad en usar un microscopio.
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