"Nosotrospagamoslacuenta."

Translation:We pay the check.

7 months ago

45 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".

7 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.

6 months 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.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickRano

Or just “we are paying”

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jacko606728

In England we pay the bill. America pays the check

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isabel303668

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

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuvieCantu1

Many years ago when you ate in a restaurant someone would tell you how much you owed without any paper. Many people complained because they felt they were over charged. People wanted a paper with everything they were being charged for so they could check the prices which was not always provided. Kept asking for the paper in order to check. This paper became known as a checker or check for short. Now almost anywhere you go they give you a paper with everything listed with prices. Stores it's called a receipt. Lights, gas, water, etc it's called a bill. Restaurants it's called a check by older Americans but younger generations are changing it to bill. In a restaurant both are correct.

2 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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/andrewmorr406460

Here in Ireland we pay the bill as well in spite of US cultural imperialism.

1 week 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"

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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 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.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MsSerbiaKat

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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lunzie
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.

5 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?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/breezy883252

Yes

5 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?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ekutz42

Have a lingot for proving him wrong.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Valerie823582

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

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lindsay443746

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

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

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

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roy.mcgibb

I pay the bill is not correct, this should have been. I can pay the bill, I'll pay the bill can I pay the bill, not, I pay the bill.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuvieCantu1

Agree, "We pay the check." is not proper English translation. Sometimes English also needs certain words to be correct such as, We "will " pay...We "are" paying...We "can" pay...We "should" pay....We "paid"...They "will" pay...etc.......We pay the bill/check... sounds terrible.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
RyagonIV
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How about something like "We pay the bill everytime someone steps out of line"?

2 months 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.

6 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 months 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.

5 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.

5 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.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/waynefinley3

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaneV88

Gah tried with "bill" no go

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobBurke4

Does this mean 'We are paying...', or 'We have paid...'? 'We pay...' doesn't make sense unless you are saying that you always pay it.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
RyagonIV
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It can mean "we are paying", "we pay every time", or "we paid". Pagamos is both the present and preterite tense conjugation.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Paul429929

We pay the cheque! What kind of english is that?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/woa7dSD5
woa7dSD5
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Check, not cheque. Are you being disingenuous?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobBurke4

They're teaching Mexican Spanish to Americans.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dennis947409

what about "we are paying the check"? shouldn't that be an accepted answer?

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
RyagonIV
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Sure, that's a good translation.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isabel303668

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

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

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

5 months 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.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuvieCantu1

Most of the time while sitting at the table/booth among family or friends we will say, We will "get" the bill/check....I'll "get"....He'll "get"....Very seldom will we say, Pay.... Of course we are learning Spanish and we need to use the word pay/paying for translation purposes for pago, paga, pagar, pagan, or pagamos.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PetersenTur

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3 months ago
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