pagar la cuenta

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pagar la cuenta(
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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 in a restaurant)
a. to pay the check
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Deja que pague yo la cuenta. Es mi cumpleaños.Let me pay the check. It's my birthday.
b. to pay the bill (United Kingdom)
Pide lo que quieras. La compañía paga la cuenta.Order what you like. The company's paying the bill.
c. to foot the bill
El productor va a pagar la cuenta de la cena de todo el equipo de rodaje en nuestro restaurante.The producer is footing the bill for all the film crew's dinner at our restaurant.
2. (to pay an invoice)
a. to pay the bill
Todos tenemos que pagar las cuentas.We all need to pay the bills.
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