poder pagar

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poder pagar
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
1. (general)
a. to afford
No me parece que Mario se encuentre en situación de poder pagar todos esos lujos.I don't think Mario is in a position to afford all those luxuries.
b. to be able to pay
El banco ejecutó la casa del señor Río porque no pudo pagar la hipoteca.The bank foreclosed Mr. Rio's home because he wasn't able to pay the mortgage.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Puedo pagar con la tarjeta de crédito? - No, lo siento; solo aceptamos efectivo.Can I pay with my credit card? - No, sorry; we only accept cash.
¿Qué sucede si no puedo pagar la tarjeta de crédito en fecha? - Se le cobrará un recargo por pago atrasado.What happens if you can't pay your credit card on time? - You'll be charged a late payment fee.
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