In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(repay)(money) devolver(money) reintegrar formal(money) regresar Southern Cone Latin America(loan/mortgage) pagarwhen are they going to pay us back? — ¿cuándo nos van a regresar el dinero? Southern Cone Latin America
- to pay sb back for sth
- I must pay her back for the meal — tengo que devolverle el dinero de la comida
- how can I pay you back for your kindness/this favor? — ¿cómo puedo retribuir tu amabilidad/pagarte este favor?
2(take revenge on)I'll pay you back (one day)! — ¡ya me las cobraré / me vengaré!
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