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Preteriteellos/ellas/ustedesconjugation ofcomprobar.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to verify)
a. to check
Vale la pena comprobar de nuevo a qué hora sale el vuelo mañana.It's worth checking again what time the flight leaves tomorrow.
2. (to demonstrate)
a. to prove
Con este estudio queremos comprobar que nuestra teoría es cierta.With this study, we want to prove that our theory is correct.
3. (to notice)
a. to realize
Ya comprobé que sí tiene muy mal carácter.I've realized that he has a very bad temper.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (revisar, averiguar)
a. to check
tengo que comprobar si lo tengoI have to check o see if I've got it
¿podrías comprobar a qué hora sale el tren?could you check what time the train leaves?
2. (demostrar)
a. to prove
se ha comprobado que la vacuna es efectivathe vaccine has been proved to be effective
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transitive verb
1 (examinar) [+billete, documento, frenos] to check
no me comprobaron el pasaporte se me olvidó comprobar el gas siempre compruebo las luces antes de salir de viaje comprueba el nivel del aceite
compruebe el aceite antes de salir de viaje check your oil before setting out
antes de salir comprueba que la lámpara está apagada
compruebe el cambio antes de salir de la tienda check your change before leaving the shop; comprobó la hora y decidió marcharse he checked the time and decided to leave; tendré que comprobar si se han cumplido los objetivos I shall have to see o check whether the objectives have been met
compruebe que el aparato funciona antes de comprarlo
necesito algún documento para comprobar su identidad I need some document that proves your identity; I need some proof of identity; compruebe nuestros productos usted mismo try our products for yourself
voy a comprobar si Rosa está en casa
2 (confirmar) [+teoría, existencia] to prove; [+eficacia, veracidad] to verify; confirm
pudimos comprobar que era verdad we were able to verify o confirm o establish that it was true; comprobó sus ideas experimentalmente he proved his arguments through experiments
comprobaron que los rumores no eran ciertos han comprobado la veracidad de su declaración la radiografía del gel permite comprobar la eficacia real de la síntesis no tuvieron éxito en sus esfuerzos por comprobar la veracidad de esos rumores se ha comprobado la existencia de un proceso acelerador de las mitosis El siguiente paso para comprobar la existencia de un genoma viral doble
3 (darse cuenta) to realize
comprobaron que el candidato era demasiado joven they realized that the candidate was too young
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