Quick answer
"Flush" is a noun which is often translated as "el rubor", and "check" is a noun which is often translated as "el cheque". Learn more about the difference between "flush" and "check" below.
flush(
fluhsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (reddish color)
a. el rubor
(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).
He felt a flush spread to his cheeks when the teacher called his name in class.Sintió que el rubor se extendia por sus mejillas cuando el profesor lo llamó por su nombre en clase.
b. el sonrojo
(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 said that his comments didn't bother her, but the flush on her face proved otherwise.Dijo que sus comentarios no le molestaban, pero el sonrojo de su cara decía lo contrario.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The woman was extremely thin, and she had a feverish flush.La mujer era delgada en extremo y estaba roja por la fiebre.
When Susan looked at him, an uneasy flush came to his face.Cuando Susan lo miró, él se sonrojó incómodo.
2. (sudden feeling)
a. el arrebato
(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).
It seems unwise to make important decisions when you're in a flush of anger like this.Parece imprudente tomar decisiones importantes en medio de un arrebato de rabia como este.
3. (toilet mechanism)
a. la cisterna
(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).
He broke the handle and now the toilet's flush is not working.Rompió el tirador y ahora la cisterna del inodoro no funciona.
b. la descarga
(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).
Our toilet is broken, so every time you use it, you need two flushes.Nuestro inodoro se rompió, así que cada vez que lo usas, necesitas dos descargas.
4. (poker)
a. el color
(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 remember. Does a flush beat a straight?No recuerdo: el color ¿le gana a la escalera?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to pour liquid)
a. echar agua (toilet)
I know there were a lot of complaints this morning. Do you know if the toilet is flushing now?Sé que había muchas quejas esta mañana. ¿Sabes si el inodoro echa agua ahora?
6. (to turn red)
a. ruborizarse
He flushed at the thought of having to explain to his mother why he missed her birthday party.Se ruborizó al pensar que tendría que explicarle a su madre por qué se había perdido su fiesta de cumpleaños.
b. sonrojarse
We all saw Diego flush when Sara asked him to go out with her.Todos vimos a Diego sonrojarse cuando Sara le pidió que saliera con ella.
c. ponerse colorado
He flushed out of embarrassment when the teacher discovered that he had not done his homework.Se puso colorado de vergüenza cuando el profesor descubrió que no había hecho su tarea.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to dispose of toilet waste)
a. tirar
If you flush too much toilet paper, you will clog the drain.Si tiras demasiado papel higiénico, vas a tapar el desagüe.
b. tirar de la cadena
Make sure you wash your hands after you flush the toilet.Asegúrate de que te lavas las manos después de tirar de la cadena.
8. (to drive out)
a. levantar
The hunters scoured the woods on horseback for the fox, after their dogs flushed it from cover.Los cazadores buscaban al zorro por todo el bosque a caballo después de que los perros lo levantaran de su refugio.
b. hacer salir
The cops flushed the fugitives from the abandoned building with smoke flares.La policía hizo salir a los fugitivos del edificio abandonado con bengalas de humo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (level)
a. alineado
When you park, try to place the car flush with the sidewalk.Al estacionar, trata de colocar el coche alineado con la acera.
b. al ras
The screw has to be perfectly flush with the surface.El tornillo debe quedar perfectamente al ras de la superficie.
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(with money)
a. forrado
Luckily, our department is flush with cash, so we don't have to submit any grant proposals this year.Por suerte, nuestro departamento está forrado de dinero, así que no tenemos que enviar ninguna propuesta de subvención este año.
b. andar bien de dinero
His family was flush after he reached the settlement in court.Su familia andaba bien de dinero después de llegar a un acuerdo en los tribunales.
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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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