In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(register)(at airport) facturar el equipaje(at airport) chequear el equipaje Latin America(at hotel) registrarsethey haven't checked in yet — todavía no se han registrado
1.2US (make routine contact)he usually checks in after lunch — generalmente llama/pasa después de comer
- if you're going to be late, be sure to check in — si vas a llegar tarde, no dejes de avisarnos
2.1(register)(luggage) facturar(luggage) chequear Latin Americathe girl who checked us in — la chica que nos atendió (or nos facturó el equipaje etc.)
2.2US (return)(book/equipment) devolver
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