"Nosotros pagamos la cuenta."

Translation:We pay the check.

4 months ago

31 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/PamFolsom

When would this phrase be said? In English it would be "We would like to pay the bill" or "We will pay the bill".

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Esn024
Esn024
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It could also be "we paid the bill", since "pagamos" can also be past tense.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickRano

Or just “we are paying”

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jacko606728

In England we pay the bill. America pays the check

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isabel303668

not true......bill is the most common

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MsSerbiaKat

We (Americans) recieve a check. Or pay a bill by check or recieve a paycheck. Canadians may say it differently

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kenissimo1

I want to pay the chicken...if not cash, at least pay homage to the chicken for giving up her unbirn children for my tasty breakfast.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

Bless you (and I know you didn't just sneeze).

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Valerie823582

in other sentences - i.e. "yo pago el pollo" is i am paying for or "ellos pagan las bebidas - they are paying for ... so why is "we are paying for the check" marked incorrect? no one says "we pay the check"

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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"Paying for" is used for the things you receive in exchange for your money, like "paying for the food" or "paying for the entry".

Just "paying" is used for the entity you give your money to, like "paying the workers", "paying the fee", or "paying the bill".

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MsSerbiaKat

Should say we paid the check or we are paying the bill

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eleonoraonline

Will la cuenta always be used in these circumstances? I feel like other languages have less clunky ways of expressing this but maybe in Spanish it's not clunky.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
RyagonIV
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No, cuenta seems to be the only word for the check or bill you receive in a restaurant or similar. I'm not sure why it seems clunky to you.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isabel303668

To use check in refence of food bill it is: We pay with a check.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

Yes, I would have thought so too. Same in England.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lunzie
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In America, the bill received at a restaurant is called a check. It may be paid with cash, credit card, or by writing a check, but most restaurants do not accept personal checks any more.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/glenisters

If you receive 'the bill', why do you ask for 'the check'? In England, we ask for and receive 'the bill'. Are you all mad?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/breezy883252

Yes

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jacobus645954

You do realize that even though you are in England, the rest of us are from just about everywhere else, all with different backgrounds and cultures and ways of speaking, right?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/glenisters

"La cuenta por favor" is what you'd normally say when you want to pay in a restaurant/cafe.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/waynefinley3

this does not sound natural. Better would be - We are paying the check.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jane821964
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Bill not check!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lindsay443746

I think my answer should have been accepted without using nosotros.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

Definitely correct, and how it would actually be said in everyday Spanish. Report it.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ciredier

Check is American for cheque which is used predominantly in English. Therefore if it is ok to say "We pay the check", it follows that, "We pay the cheque" should be correct as well.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/glenisters

The price the waiter writes on a piece of paper is 'the bill' in English and 'the check' in the US, i.e. la cuenta. Don't confuse yourself with cheque; it's an entirely different thing.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Valerie823582

why was - we are paying for the check - marked wrong? nobody would say "i pay the check"

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/edie38
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The waitress hands me a Bill including the items I had and for the cost of the meal...I pay the bill with a check or CD.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaneV88
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Gah tried with "bill" no go

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RichWay3
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I actually tried "we're getting the check", which is idiomatic for paying. Not accepted, not surprised.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PetersenTur

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1 month ago
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