pagar en efectivo

An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to pay with hard cash)
a. to pay cash
Lo siento, señora, pero no aceptamos tarjetas. Tendrá que pagar en efectivo.I'm sorry, Madam, but we don't take cards. You'll have to pay cash.
b. to pay in cash
Si son solo €50, prefiero pagar en efectivo.If it's just €50, I'd rather pay in cash.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to pay for something with hard cash)
a. to pay cash for
¿Nos hacen descuento si lo pagamos en efectivo?Shall we get a discount if we pay cash for it?
b. to pay for in cash
Pagué la computadora en efectivo y la nevera a plazos.I paid for the computer in cash and for the fridge in installments.
3. (to pay someone with hard cash)
a. to pay cash
Muchos de mis pacientes todavía me pagan en efectivo.Many of my pacients still pay me cash.
b. to pay in cash
A los jornaleros los pagan en metálico y en efectivo.The day laborers are paid daily and in cash.
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