In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1I'm not sure what time it arrives but I'll check up before leaving — no estoy seguro de la hora que llega pero lo confirmaré antes de salir
- to check up (on sb/sth)
- he's been checking up on her expenses — le ha estado controlando los gastos
- have you been checking up on me? — ¿me has estado vigilando / espiando?
- we checked up on him and found out he was lying — hicimos averiguaciones y comprobamos que mentía
- I think there's a flight at 9, can you check up on that? — creo que hay un vuelo a las 9 ¿puedes averiguar si es así? / ¿puedes comprobarlo / confirmarlo?
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