In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(leave)irsehe's already checked out of the hotel — (habiendo pagado la factura etc) ya se ha ido del hotel
3.1(figures/facts/story) verificar(figures/story/facts) comprobar(facts/story/figures) chequear(story/figures/facts) checar Mexicowe must check out the new film — tenemos que ir a ver qué tal es la nueva película
3.2(client/customer/shopping) pagar US(cashier) cobrarhow many books can I check out at one time? — ¿cuántos libros puedo sacar a la vez?
4US informal(die)estirar la pata informaldiñarla Spain informalpetatearla Mexico informalcantar para el carnero River Plate slangentregarla Chile informal
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