"I pay."

Translation:Jag betalar.

January 16, 2015



What's the difference between betala and betalar?

January 16, 2015


Betalar is the present tense (I pay, you pay, he pays etc.) whereas betala is the infinitive (to pay).

January 16, 2015


Can you please give me an example using betala? A bit confused here..

May 18, 2015


Du måste betala. (You have to pay.) Jag betalar maten. (I pay the food.)

May 18, 2015


okej, tack! Men är det inte en ord för ''för'' i andra exemplet? (Jag betalar för maten)? Och.. Är det rätt att säga: ''Visst, jag kan betalar för ni mat.''

Tack så mycket för din hjalp!

May 18, 2015


You can say both with or without the för. There might be a very slight nuance in meaning. Your sentence would be Visst, jag kan betala för er mat.

You already changed the auxiliary verb kunna into kan so the next verb betala must not be changed. It would be like saying he can pays in English instead of he can pay.

You also want the possessive pronoun er (your). Ni is a personal pronoun which means ’you, you guys, y’all’.

May 18, 2015


Is "Jag bjuder" not also correct (it wasn't accepted)?

August 14, 2015


I have the same question as well, since i saw another question was "jag bjuder!" and it accepts "i'm paying!" as well; clicking on "bjuder" shows "offer". i wonder the differences here.

November 17, 2015


"offer" does not mean "bjuder", it means "erbjuder". The prefix changes the meaning. "Bjuder" translates into "pay" when you go to the restaurant. "Bjuder" is also what you do in your home.

Jag bjuder dig hem till mig. I invite you to my home.

Jag bjuder på smörgåsar. I serve sandwiches. NB it is "bjuder på" for "serve".

April 16, 2016


Bjuder is kind of hard to translate properly, since English doesn't really have direct equivalent. In translating EN to SV, it's often easier to translate "jag bjuder" to "I'll pay" or something like that, than what is the case for the opposite translation.

November 17, 2015


If I'm understanding it correctly, 'jag bjuder' is on a par with saying 'my treat'.

Let's go for lunch! My treat! (I'm offering to pay and you don't have to pay me back)

February 2, 2016


Is there any relationship between betalar and talar?

February 25, 2016


In English the word "tale" used to mean count/give an account of, which is done to facilitate paying. Probably as "tally" in "Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana". Related to English "tell" and the "tale" that you tell. Counting, paying, and speaking (giving an account of something or recounting a tale) all seem related in several languages.

May 3, 2016
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