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Prueba and intentar?

To my knowledge they both mean "to try", I just wasn't sure how interchangeable they were or in what context to use one or the other! Any advice greatly appreciated! Thank you.

4 years ago

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Try remembering this:

"Intententar" is when you want to try make/do something

"Probar" when you want to know how it feel (senses).

Yes, "probar" and "intentar" are interchangeable in all cases, except one (Only I remember one)

"probar" when you talk about to taste food,

"Déjame probar el vino"/"Let me to try the wine" if you say "Déjame intentar el vino" I could understand what you want "to make" some of wine. But if you say "Déjame probar el vino" I understand that you want to know if it's a good or bad wine.

4 years ago

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awesome, I think I got it thank yall!

4 years ago

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Apart from the meaning "to try", you can also use probar to say "to taste", e.g. "mi hermano prueba esta fruta" - "my brother is tasting this fruit" (to find out if it's tasty). I think it's used to say "to test" as well :)

4 years ago

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okay I think I understand now, thanks!

4 years ago
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