Quick answer
"Check out" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "mirar", and "check in" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "registrarse". Learn more about the difference between "check out" and "check in" below.
check out(
chehk
 
aut
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to look at)
a. mirar
Check out that small dog chasing a cat!¡Mira a ese perrito persiguiendo un gato!
2. (to check)
a. verificar
Did you check out the hotel's website for reservations?¿Verificaste el sitio web del hotel para hacer una reserva?
b. comprobar
My phone died before I could check out the address.Mi teléfono se quedó sin batería antes de que pudiera comprobar la dirección.
c. investigar
The police checked out the bomb threat and it turned out to be a prank.La policía investigó la llamada de amenaza de bomba y resultó ser una broma.
d. chequear
The remote control is not working. - Did you check out the batteries?El control remoto no funciona. - ¿Chequeaste las pilas?
e. checar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Check out this video of two dogs dancing!¡Checa este video de dos perros bailando!
3. (to borrow)
a. sacar
I'd like to check out these three books, please.¿Puedo sacar estos tres libros, por favor?
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
4. (to become verified)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. cuadrar
The statements of the witnesses don't check out. One of them is lying.Las declaraciones de los testigos no cuadran. Uno de ellos miente.
5. (to pay)
a. pagar
I realized that I had a coupon only after I checked out and left the grocery store.Me di cuenta de que tenía un cupón justo después de pagar y salir del supermercado.
6. (to leave a lodging)
a. dejar
We checked out of the hotel and took a bus to the city center.Dejamos el hotel y tomamos un autobús para el centro.
b. hacer el check out
We have to check out by 9 am and be at the airport at 11 am.Tenemos que hacer el check out a las 9 am y estar en el aeropuerto a las 11 am.
7.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to die)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. estirar la pata (colloquial)
Did you hear what happened to old man Charles? Dude checked out.Oíste lo que le pasó a ese viejito Charles? El tipo estiró la pata.
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check in(
chehk
 
ihn
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to arrive and register)
a. registrarse (at a hotel)
We checked in at the hotel very late last night.Nos registramos en el hotel anoche muy tarde.
b. facturar (at the airport)
We have to check in before going through security.Tenemos que facturar antes de pasar por seguridad.
c. facturar el equipaje (at the airport)
Did you check in already? If not, I'll wait for you at the duty-free shops.¿Facturaste ya el equipaje? Si no, te espero en el duty-free.
d. chequear el equipaje (at the airport)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
If we don't want to miss our flight, we'll need to check in before five o'clock.Si no queremos perder el avión, tenemos que chequear el equipaje antes de las cinco.
e. chequearse (at the airport)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Even if you don't have any luggage, you still have to check in.Incluso si no tienes equipaje, tienes que chequearte.
f. hacer el check in (at the airport)
Can you check in online?¿Se puede hacer el check in online?
g. ingresar (at a hospital)
That patient checked in on Saturday and was discharged on Monday.Esa paciente ingresó el sábado y el lunes fue dada de alta.
2. (to communicate)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. ponerse en contacto
I'll check in with you next week to see how the project is going.Me pondré en contacto con ustedes la semana que viene para ver cómo va el proyecto.
b. llamar
I'll check in with you as soon as I get home.Te llamaré tan pronto como llegue a casa.
c. pasarse
She usually checks in before going to work.Suele pasarse antes de ir a trabajar.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to receive and register)
a. registrar (at a hotel)
The hotel receptionist was waiting to check us in.La recepcionista del hotel nos estaba esperando para registrarnos.
b. atender (at the airport)
The girl who checked us in at the airport was very nice and professional.La chica que nos atendió en el aeropuerto era muy simpática y profesional.
c. facturar el equipaje (at the airport)
The man who checked me in told me to hurry because they were already boarding.El señor que me facturó el equipaje me dijo que me diera prisa porque ya estaban embarcando.
d. chequear el equipaje (at the airport)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Can you check us in, or is this desk just for those traveling in business class?¿Nos puede chequear el equipaje, o es este mostrador solo para los que viajan en business?
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