In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(tax/rent) pagar(amount/fees) pagar(fees/amount) abonar formal(bill) pagar(bill) saldar(debt) pagar(debt) saldar(debt) cancelarI paid the amount in full — aboné el importe en su totalidad formal
- this account pays 8% interest — esta cuenta da / produce un interés del 8%
- to pay sth for sth/to + inf
- how much did you pay for the painting? — ¿cuánto pagaste por el cuadro?
- I paid a fortune to have it cleaned — me cobraron un dineral por limpiarlo
- to pay sth into sth
- they pay my salary directly into the bank — me depositan el sueldo directamente en el banco
- [ S ]paid — pagado
- And he says he barely makes enough money to pay wages and all the other bills.
- The courses are free for unemployed people, while wage earners pay a small fee.
- Customers paying annual premium for 10 or 15 years will get full benefits if they die during the cover period.
- I am staggered that our hard-earned council tax money goes towards paying their wages.
- Why are you allowed to exceed water allocation limits if you can simply afford to pay the surcharge?
- Television pays large sums of money to cover men's college basketball games because sponsors will pay for commercial space in conjunction with the game.
- They are forced to take in three roomers who pay money in exchange for room and board.
- I went there whenever I had a chance and the money to pay the entrance fee.
- But on the face of it there was a seamless transfer with rents being paid by the same system and services unaffected.
- It is a question as to whether you are liable to pay a sum of money under the Tax Act.
- If he does not pay that tax, the relief given to the approved body is limited to the amount of tax actually paid by the donor.
- However, residents have until the beginning of May to pay their first instalment so the problem may only surface then.
- He had known this man for a couple of years and knew that he always paid his debts, no matter what.
- This bill is about people using the bankruptcy system to evade paying alimony and child support payments.
- Banknotes were first issued by banks who undertook to pay the sum of money that appeared on the note from their deposits of gold.
- It will be student money that will pay the legal fees of the administration.
- The booty enabled him to clear his debts and pay large sums into the treasury, all without incurring a risk of prosecution.
- They will also take on responsibilities, and one partner may face paying alimony to the other in the event of the legal partnership being dissolved.
- It encouraged families to enrol as subscribers, by paying an annual fee for free or subsidised treatment.
- John was asked why the Company stopped paying the mortgage instalments and he said that he did not know.
- There is not enough money to pay fees for the other two children of primary school age.
- I seem to have little money after being paid my monthly wage.
- The crew members were only released 10 days later after an unspecified amount of ransom was paid.
- The existing two-week timeshare was never sold, and when they stopped paying the instalments, the new apartment was taken away.
- He paid alimony, but it all went down the drain as soon as the check came in the mail.
- Residents had traditionally signed long leases and paid an annual rent to the landowner.
- Brian is surprised and please when Frank turns up each week to pay his instalments on the cost of the stolen tools.
- He therefore refuses to pay the outstanding instalments on the dynamite and, in fact, sells some of it to Edward.
- We are stuck with finding this additional money to pay staff salaries and wages.
- Many people are paying large sums of money for services which they are already entitled to.
- It is true that the order is an order to pay a sum of money.
- He pays outrageous sums of money at charity auctions.
- Please have correct amount when paying your child's fee.
- The city is booming, it is a beautiful place to live, and those who can afford it are willing to pay the price to settle here.
- The car becomes the property of the buyer only when they have paid the final instalment due under the agreement.
- However, hedge funds are risky in that if they lose money, clients pay no fee at all.
- Tickled by the notion of this souvenir of my transgression, I paid the surcharge, and keep the photo in my album to this day.
- Even if you pay your tax bill on time, you are still liable to pay a surcharge for late filing.
- I was commuting an hour each way from New Jersey and needed the rest of my wages to pay my rent.
- The Egyptian government denies paying any ransom to secure his release.
1.2(employee/creditor/tradesperson) pagarle athey still haven't paid the builders — todavía no les han pagado a los albañiles
- you'll have to wait until I get paid — vas a tener que esperar hasta que cobre / me paguen
- we're paid by the hour — nos pagan por horas
- I wouldn't eat in that restaurant if you paid me — yo no comería en ese restaurante ni aunque me pagasen
- to pay sb for sth — pagarle algo a algn
- when are you going to pay me for the tickets? — ¿cuándo me vas a pagar las entradas?
- I paid him £20 for the table — le di 20 libras por la mesa
- he was handsomely paid for his services — fue generosamente retribuido por sus servicios
- She and other staff members were not paid for expenses during the previous month of work.
- Part-time doctors are paid for a fixed number of hours, even if they did not work some of them.
- But, excuse me, isn't playing sport before audiences what sportsmen are paid for?
- Accounts vary of how much the workers are paid for their labour.
- Yes, there is hard work to be done, but that is what the minister and his officials are paid for and that is what they must do.
- The chief executive was dismissed and staff were not paid for six months.
- He was paid for his services but there is no doubt that he was playing a very dangerous game.
- Neither of us are paid for the work we do, but that's no big deal.
- I rubbed her arm and told her not to worry, that these people were paid for this kind of thing.
- Bad weather or no, the general consensus is that an employee is paid for 35 hours and he should work all of those hours.
- Workers were not paid for their time at the work place when they were not actually laboring.
- This means that workers are paid for fourteen months rather than twelve months every year.
- Though workers are paid for time at sea, most fish are shipped out, and processing jobs are given to other parts of the country.
- Will employees be paid for all the work they have done up to the point of redundancy?
- He is paid for his knowledge and his ability to superintend and direct the work of those placed under him.
- The issue here is should players be paid for playing a game they love?
- There also may be periods of time when no procedures are being performed, thus nurses are paid for down time.
- I'm much more focused on the work side of it - that's what I'm paid for.
- I do not say this to brag, but because it is the one thing I am good at and what I'm paid for.
- Every sound editor can't help but think of how to fill up a track; it's what we're paid for.
2(respects) presentar(attention) prestarto pay sb a visit / call — hacerle una visita a algn
- I must pay a visit / a call before we leave — tengo que pasar al baño antes de irnos
- Babs suffers a nervous breakdown when she realizes no one is paying attention to her.
- Indeed, they were, and so intently that they paid no attention to me in the car next to them.
- They don't consider things like paying attention to their pet, or walking him, giving him exercise, etc.
- I'm trying to conjure up the good-fairy presence, trying to get her to pay attention to me.
1.1(person) pagarshe paid in advance — pagó por adelantado
- under-16s don't have to pay — los menores de 16 años no pagan
- to pay for sth — pagar algo
- that won't even pay for the food — eso no da ni para la comida
- to pay for sb (to + inf)
- I'll pay for Matthew — yo pago lo de Matthew
- I'll pay for you to go to Paris — yo te pago el viaje a París
- they'll pay for you to stay in a top hotel — te pagarán la estadía en un hotel de lujo
- These work projects will pay a minimum of the national minimum wage.
- Bar work pays a modest wage, so it's fortunate that Oceana helps by providing a subsidised cab service for its staff.
- So, one of the main reasons people often give for why it's the wife - and not the husband - who stays home is that her job pays less money.
- Most are fleeing high unemployment and wages as low as 50p an hour in search of low-skilled jobs paying salaries that remain a dream for people in Poland.
- Firms can apply for a £2,000 grant for each new job paying a salary of more than £14,000, up to a maximum of five jobs.
- So, it is an investment that pays dividends not just for the family, which is very important, but for our economy as well.
- It defends itself by saying it pays competitive wages and provides employees low cost, catastrophic healthcare coverage.
- Ultimately, the manager is confident his investments will pay handsome dividends.
- Since most do not operate to earn profits, these enterprises do not pay dividends to shareholders.
- Issued by financially strong firms, these investments are paying an average yield of a little under 4.5% after tax.
- I need a job which pays enough money to cover rent, bills and family expenses.
- The investment, of time as much as money, paid early dividends.
- I can whinge all I want about having a job, but it's a job that pays decent money.
1.2(activity/work) pagarsethis type of work usually pays by the hour — este tipo de trabajo normalmente se paga por horas
- teaching doesn't pay very well — la enseñanza no está muy bien pagada / remunerada
- Learning pays in all sorts of ways - it can be the first step to a job or better job and to making new friends.
- The owners who didn't know how to sow kept wailing that agriculture was not paying.
- Education pays by increasing the stock of human quality through increasing the skills of the workforce.
- In business it never pays to get indignant in any way.
- Farming does not pay and many have had to look beyond the fields for additional ventures to earn a living wage.
- That's because agriculture does not pay, both for the producer and for government.
- Your education pays when you get married, she philosophises.
- His achievements should encourage any youngster from Mayo who wants to succeed in sport that dedication and hard work pays in the end.
2(suffer)to pay for sth — pagar algo
- she paid dearly for her negligence — pagó muy cara su negligencia
- he paid for his mistake with his life — el error le costó la vida
- I'll make you pay — me las pagarás
- The media print only what will sell their papers regardless of the consequences and we are paying with our blood for this.
- Workers will pay with their homes as well as their jobs when the economy hits the skids.
- Having to pay with your own life brings a chilling factor into the equation.
- It was right now that Khira had made her fatal mistake and she was going to pay with everything that she had.
- Our code is her code and our code says the jewel of our tribe shall pay with her life.
- That is the price of using the crystal ball, or any magic item; you pay with your energy.
- If you kill someone you must pay with your own life no matter what the cause.
- Several upright officials have had to pay with their lives or career for daring the criminal.
- What he didn't know was that he still had a debt to his brother that he would have to pay with his life.
- The spokesman said that this time he may have to pay with his job.
- The tragedy is that some of them have had to pay with their lives.
- They are the ones who speak out, resist, and pay with their liberty or their lives.
- Presumably he shouldn't be put in a situation where he might have to pay with his life.
- They say workers are made to pay with their livelihood for increased profits of corporations.
- She's always afraid that someone is going to find out and that she'll pay with her life, like her father.
- You fear they will make you pay with your life for your place in the world or the colour of your skin.
- If we carry on for much longer in this uninspiring vein, he may pay with his head.
- I am happy to pay with my life for any possible reflection on the honour of the flag.
- In the ruthless trade of people smuggling they will increasingly pay with their lives.
3paying present participlethe paying public — el público
- paying guest — huésped
- it's not a paying proposition — no es una propuesta rentable
1convenirit pays to read the instructions — conviene leer las instrucciones
- it pays to be polite to people — merece la pena ser amable con la gente
- it would pay her to learn a foreign language — le convendría aprender un idioma
1(of manual worker)paga femininesalario masculine formalmasculine jornalmasculine sueldoto strike over pay — ir a la huelga por motivos salariales
- she was suspended on full pay — la separaron del cargo sin suspensión de sueldo
- to be in sb's pay — estar a sueldo de algn
- before noun pay bargaining — negociación salarial
- pay increase — incremento salarial
- pay settlement — acuerdo salarial
- pay talks — negociaciones salariales
- The average hourly rate of pay must not be less than your minimum hourly rate of pay illustrated on the table above.
- The rates of pay and allowances now paid to MPs must have affected their behaviour.
- Most of the victims were thought to be police officers waiting to collect their pay.
- Pensions will continue to be based on a representative rate of pay for rank and length of service.
- Variable rates of pay will also create a factory system within schools.
- The families also protested against expected rates of redundancy pay.
- Theses are very interesting skilled jobs, which have quite rewarding rates of pay.
- This has nothing to do with resourcing or rates of pay, it's simply a matter of a lack of will.
- The additional pay was money intended for them, they said, and was in effect held in trust by their employer.
- That's one of the major problems for corporate regulators dealing with executive pay.
- Workers' hourly rates of pay also include allowances for board and lodgings.
- One of the Irish employees claimed that by taking on migrant workers the company was pushing down the rates of pay.
- We were hired at a particular rate of pay, which is just about a reasonable working wage.
- The garment workers, who are owed back pay, have no money for return fares to China.
- Some have taken a job at the same rate of pay, but have lost conditions of employment like vehicles.
- The drivers refused to comply with roster changes until they were put on this higher rate of pay.
- This entitles employees to make regular savings from their pay over the next three or five years and earn a tax-free bonus.
- It's now got the lowest base rates of pay of any public service department.
- How fair is your rate of pay compared to others in the same company or organisation?
- Certainly they demanded a higher rate of pay, asking double what a laborer received.
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