Quick answer
"Check" is a noun which is often translated as "el cheque", and "fold" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "doblar". Learn more about the difference between "check" and "fold" below.
check(
chehk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (payment)
a. el cheque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They sent me a check by mail.Me mandaron un cheque por correo.
2. (bill)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la cuenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Could you tell the waiter to bring us the check?¿Puedes decirle al mesero que nos traiga la cuenta?
3. (inspection)
a. la revisión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The border patrol did a perfunctory check of the trunk.La policía fronteriza hizo una revisión superficial de la cajuela.
b. el chequeo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm just going to give the engine a quick check.Solo voy a hacerle un chequeo rápido al motor.
4. (symbol)
a. la marca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She put a check in the box marked "single."Puso una marca en el cuadro que decía "soltera".
b. la palomita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I put a check next to everything on the to-do list.Puse una palomita a cada punto de la lista de quehaceres.
5. (control)
a. el control
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
With no system of checks in place, chaos would reign.Sin sistema de control, dominaría el caos.
6. (material)
a. la tela a cuadros
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We have the latests checks straight from the catwalk.Tenemos las últimas telas a cuadros directamente de la pasarela.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to inspect)
a. revisar
All passports will be checked at customs.Revisarán todos los pasaportes en la aduana.
b. chequear
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They have to check the containers.Tienen que chequear los contenedores.
c. checar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She checked my suitcase on arrival.Me checó la maleta al llegar.
8. (to verify)
a. comprobar
Could you please check the address?Por favor, ¿podría comprobar la dirección?
b. fijarse
Can you check if I turned off the headlights?¿Te puedes fijar si apagué los faros?
9. (to stop)
a. detener
They managed to check the spread of malaria.Consiguieron detener la propagación de la malaria.
10. (to turn over luggage)
a. documentar
You have to check that suitcase, ma'am.Tienes que documentar esa maleta, señora.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to stop)
a. pararse en seco
The horse checked when it saw the wolf slinking out of the forest.El caballo se paró en seco al ver el lobo saliendo furtivamente del bosque.
12. (to verify)
a. ver
I don't think he's back yet. Let me check.Creo que todavía no regresó. Déjame ver.
b. checar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I think we're out of soap. I'm going to check.Creo que se nos acaba el jabón. Lo voy a checar.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
13. (chess)
a. el jaque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can't believe you moved your king there. Check!No puedo creer que moviste allí tu rey. ¡Jaque!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
14. (checkered)
a. de cuadros
There was a red check tablecloth on the table.Había un mantel de cuadros rojos sobre la mesa.
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fold(
fold
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to bend)
a. doblar
If you fold your clothes, they fit into the drawers much better.Si doblas tu ropa, cabe mucho mejor en los cajones.
b. plegar
Let's fold these chairs, and put them in the closet.Pleguemos estas sillas y guardémoslas en el armario.
2. (to bring together)
a. plegar
The bird folded its wings.El ave plegó las alas.
b. cruzar (one's arms or hands)
He stood up, folded his arms and waited.Se paró, cruzó los brazos y esperó.
3. (culinary)
a. incorporar
Use a spatula to fold the flour into the batter.Use una espátula para incorporar la harina a la masa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to bend)
a. doblarse
The booklet folds easily so it can fit in your pocket.El librito se dobla facilmente para que pueda caber en el bolsillo.
b. plegarse
There isn't much space. Do these chairs fold?No hay mucho espacio. ¿Se pliegan estas sillas?
5. (to fail)
a. fracasar
They thought the school could endure, but it folded after five years.Creían que la escuela podía perdurar, pero fracasó después de cinco años.
b. quebrar (financially)
The bakery finally folded because they couldn't pay their expenses anymore.La panadería al final quebró porque ya no podían pagar sus gastos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (crease)
a. el pliegue
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I lost my wallet between the folds of the blanket.Perdí mi cartera entre los pliegues de la manta.
b. el doblez
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I stuck a pencil in the fold of my book, and I went to get a coffee.Metí un lápiz en el doblez del libro y fui a por un café.
7. (geology)
a. el pliegue
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Folds can form in rock as a result of changes in heat or pressure.Se pueden formar pliegues en las rocas como resultado de cambios de temperatura o presión.
8. (agriculture)
a. el redil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We gathered stones to build a fold for the sheep.Juntamos piedras para construir un redil para las ovejas.
b. el aprisco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She was looking for a fold where she could bring the sheep.Estaba buscando un aprisco donde poder llevar a las ovejas.
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