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    check card vs debit card?

    I used a debit card, which draws money from your account per spending, when I lived in Canada.
    Here in Korea, they call it "a check card". Is it a correct term? I think not.

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    Re: check card vs debit card?

    Do they use the English words 'check card' in Korean?

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    Re: check card vs debit card?

    Yes, they do.

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    Re: check card vs debit card?

    Then, to a native speaker it's incorrect. However, if that is now the accepted Korean word for what we call a 'debit card', then it is, within Korea and between speakers of Korean, correct. If Koreans speak English, then they need to use 'debit card'.

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    Re: check card vs debit card?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Then, to a native speaker it's incorrect. However, if that is now the accepted Korean word for what we call a 'debit card', then it is, within Korea and between speakers of Korean, correct. If Koreans speak English, then they need to use 'debit card'.
    Why is it incorrect? According to these sources, 'debit card' and 'check card' mean the same thing:
    A Visa Debit card, also known as a Visa check card, is a debit card that works like a check, only better. When you make purchases, the amount is deducted directly from your checking account — but you also enjoy added convenience and security protections.
    (Debit Cards & Check Cards | Visa USA)
    check card noun [ countable ] American English
    a special plastic card, similar to a credit card , that you can use to pay for things directly from your checking account SYN debit card
    (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English)
    A debit card (also known as a bank card or check card) is a plastic payment card that provides the cardholder electronic access to his or her bank account(s) at a financial institution.
    (Debit card - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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    Re: check card vs debit card?

    Cheque (guarantee) cards disappeared in many European Countries over ten years ago, and in England nearly two years ago. Even before they disappeared, very few people were using them. I imagine there are still a few people around who refer to them as cheque cards, but for most of us this side of the pond there are only debit cards.

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    Re: check card vs debit card?

    In countries where people still frequently write cheques, they may well still use cheque cards. I can't remember the last time I wrote a cheque - I use cash, my debit card or online bank transfer.

    Bear in mind that in the UK, "checking accounts" don't exist. We call them "current accounts".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: check card vs debit card?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Bear in mind that in the UK, "checking accounts" don't exist. We call them "current accounts".
    I'd forgotten that some countries call them 'checking accounts.' That might explain the 'check/cheque card' which, for us Brits' was always used only with cheques - though they also functioned as debit cards in their final days.

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