WOTW: check II

| - Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo |

triplo word of the week - check 2

 

今週の #WOTW はまた「check」です。As you know form last week's post, 'check' is a verb, a noun, an adjective, an exclamation, in numerous phrasal verbs. Today we will be having a look at the noun, the adjective, and the exclamation. Thank you again for the request. Phrasal verbsがいっぱいあるので、来週にまたcheckしください!

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Let's get to it!

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- I have a health check one a year. (An examination to test or ascertain accuracy, quality, or satisfactory condition.)

- We need a permanent check on hate speech on social media. (A means of control or restraint.)

- I'm having my blood tested to check my cholesterol levels. (See above.)

- That was delicious. Let's get the check. (At a North American restaurant, the receipt with the amount you have to pay for the food. In Europe we tend to say 'bill'.)

- I make a to-do list and check every item after I do it. (Another term for 'tick'.)

- I know what's wrong with this key. The check is broken. (A part of a piano which catches the hammer and prevents it retouching the strings.)

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In the North America a 'check' is also a paper you can cash in, which in Europe is spelt 'cheque':

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- Oh, I'm so sorry I broke your car! I'll write you a check. How much do you need?

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‘Check’ also has to do with design:

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- He was wearing a fine check, so it looked like just one colour from a distance. (A pattern, fabric, or garment of small squares.)

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It's time for the adjective now.

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- The fine check coat he was wearing was very expensive. (Having a checked pattern.)

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Today, we will say goodbye with the exclamation, which is more common in North America, is informal, and expresses agreement, assent, or conformation.

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A: Please tell her that I've called.
B: Check.

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- Toothbrush? Check. Passport? Check...

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発音は/tʃɛk/です。 最後に「U」の音はありませんので気をつけてください。音節は1つです。また来週!

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