Translation of pay in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense & past participle paid
- 1 1.1(tax/rent)I paid the amount in fullthis account pays 8% interestpagué or [formal] aboné el importe en su totalidadto pay somethingesta cuenta da or produce un interés del 8%
forsomething/to + infinitivehow much did you pay for the painting?I paid a fortune to have it cleaned¿cuánto te costó el cuadro?¿cuánto pagaste por el cuadro?to pay somethingme costó un dineral hacerlo limpiarme cobraron un dineral por limpiarlo intosomethingthey pay my salary directly into the bankpaidme depositan or (especially Spain) me ingresan el sueldo directamente en el bancoExample sentences
- The booty enabled him to clear his debts and pay large sums into the treasury, all without incurring a risk of prosecution.
- 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.
- They are forced to take in three roomers who pay money in exchange for room and board.
(employee/creditor/tradesperson)they still haven't paid the builderspagarle ayou'll have to wait until I get paidtodavía no les han pagado a los albañileswe're paid by the hourvas a tener que esperar hasta que cobre or me paguenI wouldn't eat in that restaurant if you paid menos pagan por horasto pay somebodyyo no comería en ese restaurante ni aunque me pagasen
- The crew members were only released 10 days later after an unspecified amount of ransom was paid.
- But on the face of it there was a seamless transfer with rents being paid by the same system and services unaffected.
- Even if you pay your tax bill on time, you are still liable to pay a surcharge for late filing.
forsomethingwhen are you going to pay me for the tickets?pagarle algo aalguienI paid him £20 for the table¿cuándo me vas a pagar las entradas?he was handsomely paid for his servicesle di 20 libras por la mesato pay one's wayhe paid his way through collegefue generosamente retribuido por sus serviciosI've never lived off him, I've always paid my own wayse pagó or se costeó él mismo los estudiosnunca he vivido a costa de él, siempre he pagado lo que me correspondíaExample sentences
- I rubbed her arm and told her not to worry, that these people were paid for this kind of thing.
- 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.
- 2(respects)(attention)to pay somebody a visit o callI must pay a visit o a call before we leave (British English) [colloquial] [euphemistic]hacerle una visita a alguien→ compliment 1 1 → heed → homagetengo que pasar al baño antes de irnosExample sentences
- They don't consider things like paying attention to their pet, or walking him, giving him exercise, etc.
- Indeed, they were, and so intently that they paid no attention to me in the car next to them.
- Babs suffers a nervous breakdown when she realizes no one is paying attention to her.
intransitive verb past tense & past participle paid
- 1 (with money) 1.1(person)she paid in advanceunder-16s don't have to paypagó por adelantadoto paylos menores de 16 años no pagan
forsomethingthat won't even pay for the foodpagar algoto payeso no da ni para la comida forsomebody (to + infinitive)I'll pay for MatthewI'll pay for you to go to Parisyo pago lo de Matthewthey'll pay for you to stay in a top hotelyo te pago el viaje a París1.2te pagarán la estadía or (Spain) estancia en un hotel de lujo(work/activity)this type of work usually pays by the hourpagarseteaching doesn't pay very welleste tipo de trabajo normalmente se paga por horasla enseñanza no está muy bien pagada or remuneradaExample sentences
- That's because agriculture does not pay, both for the producer and for government.
- Learning pays in all sorts of ways - it can be the first step to a job or better job and to making new friends.
- Your education pays when you get married, she philosophises.
- Ultimately, the manager is confident his investments will pay handsome dividends.
- Bar work pays a modest wage, so it's fortunate that Oceana helps by providing a subsidised cab service for its staff.
- Issued by financially strong firms, these investments are paying an average yield of a little under 4.5% after tax.
- 2 (suffer) See examples:to pay
forsomethingshe paid dearly for her negligencepagar algohe paid for his mistake with his lifepagó muy cara su negligenciaI'll make you payel error le costó la vidathere'll be hell o the devil to payme las pagarásse va a armar la de San QuintínExample sentences
- Presumably he shouldn't be put in a situation where he might have to pay with his life.
- If we carry on for much longer in this uninspiring vein, he may pay with his head.
- They are the ones who speak out, resist, and pay with their liberty or their lives.
impersonal verb past tense & past participle paid
- uncountable (of manual worker)(for one day)(of employee)to strike over payshe was suspended on full payir a la huelga por motivos salarialesto be in somebody's payla separaron del cargo sin suspensión de sueldo(before noun) pay bargaining pay envelope o (British English) packetestar a sueldo de alguienpay increasesobre (masculine) de la pagapay settlement pay talks (British English)aumento (masculine) or [formal] incremento (masculine) salarialExample sentences
- The rates of pay and allowances now paid to MPs must have affected their behaviour.
- Theses are very interesting skilled jobs, which have quite rewarding rates of pay.
- Workers' hourly rates of pay also include allowances for board and lodgings.
- 1 (repay)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (settle, repay)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (distribute)
- 1verb + adverb in the end the company paid up
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