examine
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examine(
ehg
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zah
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mihn
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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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examine
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (evidence, student)
a. examinar
to examine one's consciencehacer examen de conciencia
examining bodycomité de evaluación
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examine [ɪɡˈzæmɪn]
transitive verb
1 [+student, candidate] examinar
I was examined in maths me examinaron de matemáticas
2 (inspect) [+premises] inspeccionar; [+luggage] registrar; [+witness, suspect, accused] interrogar
3 (investigate) estudiar; investigar
we are examining the question estamos estudiando or investigando la cuestión
4 (Med) [+patient] examinar; hacer un reconocimiento médico a; [+part of body] examinar
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examine I examine
The word examine is the present subjunctive form of examinar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full examinar conjugation.
examinar
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examinar(
ehk
-
sah
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mee
-
nahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to analyze)
a. to examine
La policía científica continúa examinando la escena del crimen en busca de pistas.Forensic scientists are continuing to examine the crime scene for clues.
b. to inspect
Un empleado público irá a la planta a examinar las instalaciones y las condiciones laborales.A government employee will inspect the facilities and working conditions at the plant.
c. to study
Examina el problema en profundidad antes de tomar una decisión.Study the problem in depth before making a decision.
2. (medicine)
a. to examine
El médico examinó al paciente y le recetó analgésicos.The doctor examined the patient and prescribed him painkillers.
3. (to quiz)
a. to examine
Voy a examinar a los alumnos después del receso de invierno.I will examine my students after the winter break.
examinarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to be examined)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to take an exam
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Alumnos, recuerden que la semana que viene se examinan de fonética.Class, remember that next week you are taking your Phonetics exam.
b. to sit an exam (United Kingdom)
¿Te examinaste de portugués?Have you sat your Portuguese exam?
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examinar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to examine
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to sit o take an exam
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
mañana me examino de matemáticasI've got my maths exam tomorrow
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examinar
transitive verb
1 [+alumno] to examine
2 [+producto] to test
3 [+problema] to examine; study
4 [+paciente] to examine
el doctor está examinando al paciente después de que me examinara el doctor
pronominal verb
examinarse to take an examination o exam; be examined;de in
¿cuándo se examinan de inglés? when are they taking o doing their English exam?; examinarse para doctor to take one's doctoral examination
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