Receive. Recibir / cobrar

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How do I say:

On which day of the month do I RECEIVE my pension.

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updated FEB 10, 2009
posted by Frank-Young

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Sorry James, didn't realise you were from USA. Yes you are right about US and English spellings.

updated FEB 10, 2009
posted by Frank-Young
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Didn't know about "pension cheque" (same spelling in English james).

Frank, in the US the spelling is check, not cheque. We Americans tend not to be as influenced by the French as are the Brits (for example, theatre versus theater).

updated FEB 9, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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Thank you guys. This is very helpful to me. Didn't know about "pension cheque" (same spelling in English james).

updated FEB 9, 2009
posted by Frank-Young
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I would say "'¿En qué día del mes llegará (or, recibiré) el cheque de mi pensión'"

You don't receive your full pension on one day, but rather a monthly payment, which is I why I translated it as above. The English you gave is very common, but it is really an abbreviation of "pension check."

Cobrar una pensión is to draw a pension, but in a more general sense, rather than the specific monthly payments.

updated FEB 9, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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You'll no doubt get responses from some who are much better in Spanish than I, but I thought your question was worthy of a try so here is mine: "¿Cuál día del mes debo recibir el pago de mi pensión'" Surely there are several other ways one could ask the question.

updated FEB 9, 2009
posted by Ken-Smith