In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(restrain)(enemy advance) frenar(impulse/anger/tears) contener(tears/anger/impulse) controlar
2.1(inspect)(passport/ticket) revisar(ticket/passport) controlar(passport/ticket) checar Mexico(product/machine) inspeccionar(quality) controlar(pressure/temperature/volume) comprobar(temperature/volume/pressure) chequear(pressure/temperature/volume) checar Mexico(emails) chequear Mexico(emails) revisar Mexico(emails) checar MexicoI'm just going to check my emails — solo voy a chequear mi correo electrónico
- to check sth for sth
- check the material for flaws — cheque que el material no tenga taras
- check your local branch for information — infórmese en su sucursal más cercana
- As data is collected, the weather officer checks it for accuracy and sends it to the center through satellite downlink every 30 seconds.
- He added that estate agents had no responsibility for checking the condition properties are left in.
- No formal risk assessment had ever been carried out on river walks by the teachers and they had not checked the weather conditions prior to the activity.
- He has personally vetted them, checking them for technical quality, even spent time on the phone with producers.
- He is alert, listens carefully to question after question and scans his answers as if to check them for accuracy.
- However a hydrologist would need to visit the island to check the volume and quality of water in the caves first.
- Injuries are scored with the 1990 revision of the abbreviated injury scale, and all scoring is checked centrally to ensure accuracy and consistency.
- Then the muscles are checked to determine whether the substance has had any negative effect.
- Pregnant females were checked daily for the presence of a litter, so the age of all animals and specimens is known to within 1 day.
- In fact, I gave the book to my father to check it for accuracy.
- We do all our best to maintain accuracy and to check details wherever possible, but we cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies which may arise.
- Files are checked for image quality, size and layout (but not necessarily color).
- The research was inspired after nightclubs in South America started asking for mobiles to be checked at the door - and it turned out that a large number of them were fake.
- Dermatologists often check the mouth to determine a skin diagnosis or detect sexually transmitted diseases.
- When completed, a random sample of returned questionnaires was checked to ensure accuracy of data entry.
- In this way the operator can check field conditions before irrigation.
- A welcome hiatus in proceedings gives me a chance to check my emails.
- It is therefore very important that that you check the forms for accuracy and notify your custodian of any discrepancies.
- A second native-speaker of each target language checked each translation for accuracy.
- It is a good idea to have your contractor or consultant check the health and quality of the trees when they arrive on site.
2.2(verify)(information/facts) comprobar(information/facts) verificar(information/facts) chequear(information/facts) checar Mexico(accounts/bill) revisar(accounts/bill) comprobarlet me check my diary/list — déjame checarlo en mi agenda/lista Mexico
- check the meaning/spelling in the dictionary — verifica / comprueba el significado/la ortografía en el diccionario
- to check sth against sth — cotejar / chequear algo con algo
- he checked the copy against the original — cotejó / chequeó la copia con el original
- check that it's closed — asegúrate de que / comprueba que esté cerrado
- did you check when they're arriving? — ¿confirmaste cuándo llegan?
- check whether the mail's arrived — mira a ver si ha llegado el correo
- The following information I am providing can be confirmed and checked by simple credit/background checks.
- He checked a clock next to the bed. 3: 23.
- That was when I discovered he'd really come back to check that Harry had come home and was safe.
- For information about broadcast times and availability, check the Market Journal program schedule.
- It is more important than ever these days to check the terms and conditions on new cards before signing on the dotted line.
- His raids followed the pattern of ringing the door bell to check no-one was home, then going around to the back of the property and forcing a window.
- Availability of places at the new nursery can be checked by calling Jo Short.
- She went down the row of doors methodically checking each one.
- The first step is to check the terms and conditions of your existing mortgage.
- Louise looked around hurriedly, checking to make sure that Nurse Sommers was, indeed, gone.
- Before placing the electrodes on a patient, a nurse should check that the expiration date on the package has not passed.
- She opened the door to check no-one was about to walk in on them.
- Never reveal details over the telephone without checking or establishing the caller's identity, and never disclose online passwords or card PINs.
- The board can also require the offender to be subject to electronic monitoring to check compliance with these conditions.
- Then I checked my own booking confirmation for New York.
- She checked the hallway and determined it was empty.
- Second, income tax records must be checked to verify that these vendors have been submitting returns and paying taxes.
- The journey was made more difficult by the fact that he kept glancing back in the rear view mirror to check that Emma was still following.
- Team captains should check their Campus Rec web pages for the dates, times and locations of their captain's meeting.
- So many pet lovers complain when motorists knock over their pets and don't have the common decency to stop and check if the animal is all right.
3(chess)dar jaque (al rey)
4.1(in baggage office, deposit)dejar en el guardarropadejar en consignadepositar en consigna formal
(register)(baggage) facturar(baggage) chequear Latin America
5US(mark)marcarhacer un tic enhacer una palomita en Mexico informalponer un visto en Spain
1(verify, make sure)comprobarverificarchequearchecar Mexicojust checking! — solo me quería asegurar
2US(tally)to check with sth — coincidir / concordar con algo
3(stop)(horse/person) pararse de repente(horse/person) pararse en seco
1(stop, restraint)control masculinefreno masculineto keep / hold sth/sb in check — controlar / contener algo/a algn
- to put a check on sth — frenar algo
- to put a check to sth — impedir algo
- checks and balances — mecanismos de control y equilibrio de poderes
2(inspection)masculine controlfeminine revisiónmasculine examenfeminine revisiónfeminine inspecciónto keep a check on sth/sb — controlar / vigilar algo/a algn
3(of facts, information)verificación feminineI'll have a check to see if there is enough — verificaré / veré si hay suficiente
4(in chess)jaque masculineto be in check — estar en jaque
- to put sb in check — darle jaque a algn
5Financecheque masculinetalón masculine Spainto pay by check — pagar con cheque
- a check for $50 — un cheque de 50 dólares / por valor de 50 dólares
- open/crossed cheque — cheque al portador/cheque cruzado
- blank check — cheque en blanco
- (to give sb) a blank check — (darle a algn) carta blanca
- they gave me a blank check to do whatever I pleased — me dieron carta blanca para hacer lo que quisiera
6US(restaurant bill)cuenta feminineadición feminine River Plate
7(receipt, counterfoil)ticket masculineresguardo masculine Spaintiquete masculine Colombia
8US(tick)marca femininetic masculinevisto masculine Spainpalomita feminine Mexico informal
2USinformal(expressing affirmation, confirmation)¡sí, señor!
1(cloth)tela a cuadros femininetela de cuadros feminine
1(shirt/jacket) a cuadros(jacket/shirt) de cuadros
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