Traducción de "pay" - Diccionario Inglés-Español


verb uk /peɪ/ us /peɪ/ present participle paying, past tense and past participle paid

A1 to give money to someone because you are buying something from them

I asked for the bill and paid.
Have you paid the bills?

B1 to give someone money for the work that they do

She gets paid twice a month.
We paid them $600 for the work.
pay attention

B1 to look at or listen to someone or something carefully

prestar atención
I missed what she was saying because I wasn’t paying attention.
noun [ no plural ] uk /peɪ/ us /peɪ/

B1 the money that you get for working

salario, sueldo
a pay rise

(Traducción de "pay" del Diccionario de Cambridge Inglés-Español © Cambridge University Press)


verb /pei/ (past tense, past participle paid)

to give (money) to (someone) in exchange for goods, services etc

pagar, retribuir, remunerar (trabajo)
He paid $5 for the book.

to return (money that is owed)

pagar, saldar (deuda)
It’s time you paid your debts.

to suffer punishment (for)

You’ll pay for that remark!

to be useful or profitable (to)

compensar, valer la pena, convenir
Crime doesn’t pay.

to give (attention, homage, respect etc)

prestar (atención), rendir (homenaje), conceder, ofrecer
Pay attention!
We came here to pay our respects to the people who died.
payable adjective

which may be or must be paid

The account is payable at the end of the month.
payee noun

a person to whom money is (to be) paid

beneficiario, portador
The payer’s account is debited and the payee’s account is credited.
payer noun

someone who pays money for something

The payer must pay the sum set out in his payment notice on or before the final date for payment.
payment noun

money etc paid

The TV can be paid for in ten weekly payments.

the act of paying

pago, recompensa
He gave me a book in payment for my kindness.
pay cheque noun ( pay check)

a cheque/check that you are given by your employer as payment for work that you have done


the amount of money that you are paid for your job

He’s a company director on a big fat pay cheque/check.
payday noun

the day on which you get paid by your employer.

Día de Pago
payout noun

the payment of a large sum of money to someone, for example as a competition prize

the world’s largest ever lottery payout.
pay packet noun

an envelope containing a person’s wages

sobre de la paga
The manager handed out the pay packets.
pay phone noun

a public telephone that you pay to use with coins or a credit card.

Cabina Telefónica
payroll noun

a list of all the workers in a factory etc

nómina; plantilla
We have 450 people on the payroll.

the total amount of money to be paid to all the workers

nómina de los trabajadores
The thieves stole the payroll.
pay back phrasal verb

to give back (to someone something that one has borrowed)

devolver, pagar, reembolsar
I’ll pay you back as soon as I can.

to punish

hacer pagar (a)
I’ll pay you back for that!
pay off phrasal verb

to pay in full and discharge (workers) because they are no longer needed

liquidar el sueldo, dar el finiquito, pagar y despedir
Hundreds of steel-workers have been paid off.

to have good results

valer la pena, dar resultado, ser rentable, compensar
His hard work paid off.
pay up phrasal verb

to give (money) to someone, eg in order to pay a debt

pagar (lo que se debe)
You have three days to pay up (= You must pay up within three days).
put paid to

to prevent a person from doing (something he planned or wanted to do)

acabar con, poner fin a algo
The rain put paid to our visit to the zoo.

(Traducción de "pay" del PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)