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"Inspect" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "inspeccionar", and "monitor" is a noun which is often translated as "el monitor". Learn more about the difference between "inspect" and "monitor" 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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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (computing)
a. el monitor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The image on my new monitor is incredibly sharp.La imagen de mi monitor nuevo es increíblemente nítida.
b. la pantalla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This computer includes a 28-inch monitor.Esta computadora viene con una pantalla de 28 pulgadas.
2. (education)
a. el encargado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la encargada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Jessica will be the art monitor this week.Jessica será la encargada de los materiales de arte esta semana.
b. el ayudante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la ayudante
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Ken hopes the teacher will choose him as monitor next term.Ken espera que la profesora lo elija para ser ayudante el próximo semestre.
c. el vigilante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la vigilante
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Jake and I are hall monitors this semester.Jake y yo somos vigilantes de pasillo este trimestre.
3. (observer)
a. el supervisor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la supervisora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The UN has sent a team of monitors to the conflict zone.La ONU envió un equipo de supervisores a la zona de conflicto.
4. (animal)
a. el varano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(lizard)
Monitors can grow to over three meters.Los varanos pueden crecer hasta más de tres metros.
5. (measuring device)
a. el monitor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The patient wore a heart-rate monitor to measure his heart's activity for 24 hours.El paciente llevó puesto un monitor del ritmo cardiaco para medir la actividad de su corazón durante 24 horas.
6. (television)
a. el monitor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The director of the show coordinates the camera shots from a monitor off set.El director del programa coordina las tomas de cámara desde un monitor afuera del plató.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to observe)
a. controlar
The city monitors the condition of its wells daily.La ciudad controla el estado de sus pozos de agua diariamente.
b. observar
Our team monitored Nicaragua's first democratic elections.Nuestro equipo observó las primeras elecciones democráticas de Nicaragua.
c. seguir
The nurse will constantly monitor your condition and give you medication as you need.La enfermera seguirá constantemente su estado y le suministrará los medicamentos que necesite.
d. monitorizar
She monitors her students' progress with weekly quizzes.Monitoriza el progreso de sus estudiantes mediante exámenes semanales.
e. monitorear
The navigator carefully monitored the radar as the plane flew into the clouds.El navegante monitoreó cuidadosamente el radar cuando el avión se metió en las nubes.
8. (to listen to)
a. escuchar
The inventors developed remote controlled cockroaches for monitoring conversations.Los inventores desarrollaron cucarachas por control remoto para escuchar conversaciones.
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