Translation of "example" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ɪɡˈzɑːm·pl/ us /ɪɡˈzæm·pəl/

A1 something that is typical of the group of things that you are talking about

This is a good example of the architecture of the period.
for example

A1 used to give an example of what you are talking about

por ejemplo
Some people, students for example, can get cheaper tickets.

(Translation of “example” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /iɡˈzaːmpl/

something that represents other things of the same kind; a specimen

an example of his handwriting.

something that shows clearly or illustrates a fact etc

Can you give me an example of how this word is used?

a person or thing that is a pattern to be copied

She was an example to the rest of the class.

a warning to be heeded

Let this be an example to you, and never do it again!
for example /iːˈdʒiː/ (often abbreviated to eg)

for instance; as an example

por ejemplo
Several European countries have no sea coast – for example, Switzerland and Austria.
make an example of

to punish as a warning to others

dar un castigo ejemplar
The judge decided to make an example of the young thief and sent him to prison for five years.
set (someone) an example

to act in such a way that other people will copy one’s behaviour/behavior

dar buen ejemplo
Teachers must set a good example to their pupils.

(Translation of “example” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)