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"Bills" is a form of "bill", a noun which is often translated as "la cuenta". "Fees" is a form of "fee", a noun which is often translated as "la cuota". Learn more about the difference between "bills" and "fees" below.
bill(
bihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (amount to pay)
a. la cuenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm going to go to the lobby to pay the hotel bill.Voy al lobby para pagar la cuenta del hotel.
b. la adición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
Who's going to pay the bill tonight?¿Quién va a pagar la adición esta noche?
2. (invoice)
a. la factura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Do you have the bill for the furniture we bought?¿Tienes la factura de los muebles que compramos?
b. el recibo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(utilities)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I need to pay the electric bill by tomorrow or our service will be cut.Necesito pagar el recibo de la luz al más tardar mañana o se nos cortará el servicio.
c. la cuenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
How much was the bill for your bathroom remodel?¿En cuánto salió la cuenta de la remodelación del baño?
d. la nota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
I'm attaching the bill for our sevices in July.Adjunto la nota para servicios prestados en el mes de julio.
3. (amount expended or owed)
a. los gastos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We need to get the company's wage bill under control.Hay que controlar los gastos laborales de la empresa.
4. (printed advertisement)
a. el cartel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Posting bills on this wall is prohibited.Se prohibe pegar carteles en esta pared.
5. (theater)
a. el programa
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The director's name appears prominently on the bill.El nombre del director aparece destacado en el programa.
6. (draft of a law)
a. el proyecto de ley
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She introduced a bill to congress to redefine how the minimum wage is adjusted.Introdujo un proyecto de ley al congreso para redefinir como se ajusta el salario mínimo.
7. (paper money)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el billete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He was carrying $100 all in one-dollar bills.Llevaba $100 encima en billetes de uno.
8. (of a bird)
a. el pico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bird trapped a worm in its bill.El pájaro atrapó un gusano en el pico.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to submit a bill of charges to)
a. pasarle la factura a
We will bill you for the merchandise after it has been delivered.Le pasaremos la factura por la mercancía después de la entrega.
b. pasarle la cuenta a
Can you bill the treasurer for my stay, please?¿Puede pasarle la cuenta al tesorero por mi estancia, por favor?
10. (to advertise)
a. anunciar
They billed it as the concert of the century and made millions.Lo anunciaron como el concierto del siglo y ganaron millones.
Bill
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
11. (name)
a. Guille
I'm going to visit Uncle Bill this weekend.Voy a visitar a tío Guille este fin de semana.
b. Willy
Bill graduated from college in May.Willy se graduó de la universidad en mayo.
c. Billy
We're celebrating Bill's birthday this Saturday.Este sábado vamos a celebrar el cumpleaños de Billy.
d. Memo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Bill has two older brothers.Memo tiene dos hermanos mayores.
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fee(
fi
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (charge)
a. la cuota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(club, gym)
The club gives a discount on registration fees paid one month in advance.El club ofrece un descuento en las cuotas de inscripción que se pagan con un mes de adelanto.
b. el precio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(ticket)
The entrance fee to the archeological site is 25 dollars.El precio de entrada al yacimiento arqueológico es de 25 dólares.
c. la tarifa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(service)
Remittance services make a lot of money from the fees they charge their customers.Los servicios de remesas ganan mucho dinero con las tarifas que cobran a sus clientes.
d. la tasa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(university)
University fees are set to rise by 20% next year.Las tasas universitarias aumentarán un 20% el año que viene.
e. la matrícula
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(course)
How much are the course fees?¿A cuánto asciende la matrícula del curso?
2. (payment for professional services)
a. los honorarios
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Lawyers' fees are astronomical.Los honorarios de los abogados son desorbitados.
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