Ahother example of brotherly similarity to German and English: "at tale" is similar to a (fairy) tale , but is almost like Zahlen (to count, to enumerate numbers or a story). But now I find this and we say Bezahlen for Paying.... nice!
Why is it "I am paying" instead of "I pay"? The betaler example before was Han betaler - He pays. Not "He is paying". Is there a rule deciding it?