Sounds very direct in English. Is it common to say "Saya mau bayar"? Or is there a more modest / polite way. For example using something like "I would like to pay" instead of "I want to pay".
you can add 'permisi' before saying 'saya mau bayar' if you want to be more polite. But without it is just fine.
permisi -> excuse me
Not a native speaker, but I guess adding "silakan" would work. Please correct me if I am wrong though!
Silakan is said by the receiver, while Permisi means excuse me in english. We would rather say "permisi, saya mau bayar" to make it polite
I wonder if bayar is some Sanskrit cognate of pagar and pay.
I think so. We also have it in Tagalog and Cebuano both Austronesian languages "bayad"
Use lots of times
is it not berbaya to pay?
i want to buy?