- 1.1 (abonar) [cuenta/alquiler] to pay; [deuda] to pay, pay off, repay; [comida/entradas/mercancías] to pay for dijo que ya estaba todo pagado he said everything had already been paid for ¿cuánto pagas de alquiler? how much rent do you pay?, how much do you pay in rent? los niños pagan solo medio billete children only pay half fare no me ha pagado la última traducción que le hice she hasn't paid me for the last translation I did for her nos pagaban $100 la hora they paid us $100 an hour sus abuelos le pagan los estudios his grandparents are paying for his education, his grandparents are putting him through college no puedo pagar tanto I can't afford (to pay) that much pagar algo
poralgo to pay sth forsth ¿y pagaste $500 por esa porquería? you mean you paid $500 for that piece of junk? ni que me/le paguen not even if you paid me/him no salgo con él ni que me paguen I wouldn't go out with him if you paid me 1.2 [favor/desvelos] to repay nunca podré pagarte lo que has hecho por mí I'll never be able to repay you for what you've done for me ¡que Dios se lo pague! God bless you! 1.3 (expiar) [delito/atrevimiento] to pay for pagarás cara tu osadía you'll pay dearly for your audacity pagar algo conalgo to pay forsth withsth lo pagó con su vida he paid for it with his life pagó su delito con seis años de cárcel her crime cost her six years in prison el que la hace la paga you've made your bed and now you'll have to lie in it, ¡me las vas a pagar! or ¡ya me las pagarás! you'll pay for this!, I'll get you for this! pato1
- 1.1 [Com] [Fin] to pay pagar al contado/a plazos to pay cash/in installments pagué por adelantado I paid in advance me pagó en efectivo or en metálico she paid me cash nos pagaban en especie they used to pay us in kind ¿le has pagado a la limpiadora? have you paid the cleaning lady? pagan bien they pay well, the pay's good 1.2 (corresponder) to repay pagarle a algn con la misma moneda to pay sb back in their own coin o in kind 1.3 (Col) [familiar/colloquial], (rendir, compensar) to pay el negocio no paga the business doesn't pay no paga pintar estas paredes it's not worth painting these walls
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.