Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday June 15, 2013

cuenta, noun:
bill

La cuenta - the bill - is probably one of the first words you learn in order to get by when visiting most Spanish-speaking countries.
You might ask:

¿Nos trae la cuenta, por favor?
Can you bring us the bill, please?

Or the waiter or waitress might say:

En seguida le traigo la cuenta.
I’ll bring you the bill right away.

Remember, though, that in Spain it only means bill in a restaurant. A gas bill, or a bill for repairs is una factura. In Latin American countries cuenta works for both meanings.


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