Quick answer
"Check out" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "mirar", and "have a look" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "echar un vistazo". Learn more about the difference between "check out" and "have a look" below.
check out(
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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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have a look
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 see)
a. echar un vistazo
These insects look amazing under a microscope. Have a look.Estos insectos se ven increíbles bajo un microscopio. Échales un vistazo.
b. ir a mirar
I wonder who's at the door? - Why don't you have a look?¿Quién estará tocando la puerta? - Por qué no vas a mirar.
c. dar una mirada
Would you have a look at the kitchen sink? The water is not going down.¿Podrías darle una mirada al fregadero de la cocina? El agua está estancada.
d. ver
I'm not sure if I should change the introduction to my essay. - Let me have a look.No estoy seguro de si debería cambiar la introducción a mi ensayo. - Déjame verlo.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative)
a. echa un vistazo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Have a look at my phone when you get a chance. It's not working.Échale un vistazo a mi teléfono cuando tengas un momento. No está funcionando.
b. ve a mirar
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Have a look outside the house. I thought I heard a noise.Ve a mirar afuera de la casa. Creo que escuché un ruido.
c. da una mirada
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Have a look at that picture I hung. Is it straight?Dale una mirada a ese cuadro que colgué. ¿Está derecho?
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