Pay

Pay, (noun), xlaṣ (xlaṣat).

Pay phone, tilifun taɛ ṭ-ṭriq.

Pay raise, zyada f l-xlaṣ, zyada f c-cehṛiyya.

To take a pay cut, neqqsu-lu f l-xlaṣ.


2- Pay, (verb), 1- xelleṣ.

2- (to bring benefit), nfeɛ; klat.

To get paid, xleṣ.

To pay a heavy price, (to be punished), xelleṣ-ha ɣalya.

To pay sb back, reǧǧeɛ l-(kac waḥed) dṛahem-u.

To pay for (sth) (to buy), xelleṣ, cri.

To pay for (sth) (to be punished), xelleṣ ɛla (kac ḥaǧa).

**To pay for (sth), (studies), ṣref ɛla (kac ḥaǧa).

To pay off, nǧeḥ, kla.


Examples (noun):

Each man's pay was in proportion to his work. - L-xlaṣ taɛ kul ṛaǧel kan ɛla ḥsab l-xedma taɛ-u.

Farid asked for a pay raise. - Farid ṭleb zyada f l-xlaṣ.

Farid deserves a pay raise. - Farid yesthell zyada f l-xlaṣ.

Farid wasn't satisfied with the pay he was getting. - Farid ma kan-c raḍi b-l-xlaṣ lli kan yeddi-h.

I asked my boss for a pay increase. - Ṭlebt men l-mɛelleb taɛ-i bac izid-li f l-xlaṣ.

I got a big pay raise. - Zadu-li zyada kbira f l-xlaṣ.

I think the pay is enough. - Cekkit l-xlaṣ labas bi-h.

When he would not give them higher pay, they went on strike. - Ki ma zad-lhum-c f l-xlaṣ, gerrfu.

Why didn't you use a pay phone? - Ɛlac ma ɛeyyeṭt-c men tilifun taɛ ṭ-ṭriq?

Why did you turn down his request for a pay rise? - Ɛlac ma qbelt-c ṭ-ṭaleb taɛ-u bac tzid-lu f l-xlaṣ?


Examples (verb):

A check is a method of paying money to somebody. - C-cak ṭariqa lli ixelleṣ bi-ha l-waḥed.

All of a sudden, I remembered that I couldn't pay for so many books. - Hakda u tfekkeṛt belli ma kunt-cqader nxelleṣ gaɛ haduk l-ktabat. ~

A man of wealth has to pay a lot of income tax. - L-mreffeh lazem ixelleṣ ɣrama kbira ɛel l-medxul.

Aren't you willing to pay that much? - Ma ṛa-kum-c waǧdin txellṣu had c-ci gaɛ?

Are they paying you well enough? - Ṛa-hum ixellṣu-k mliḥ?

As he is a man of his word, he will surely pay what he owes to you. - Madam huwa ṛaǧel ɛend-u kelma, makan-c cekk ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ ixelleṣ-lek wac tsal-lu.

As you know, I've lost my job, so I'm having trouble paying all my bills. - Ɛlabal-k belli ṛaḥet-li xedmet-i u duṛk ɛend-i macakel bac nxelleṣ l-faṭurat tawɛ-i.

Did Farid pay, too? - Farid tani xelleṣ?

Don't forget to pay the phone bill. - Ma tensa-c txelleṣ l-faṭura taɛ t-tilifun.

Do we have to pay in advance? - Lazem nxellṣu men l-ewwel?

Do you want me to pay in advance? - Ḥebbit nxelleṣ men l-ewwel?

Farid always pays his rent on time. - Farid daymen ixelleṣ l-kra taɛ-u f l-weqt.

Farid and Karima agreed that they'd pay half the rent. - Farid u Karima tfahmu ixellṣu neṣṣ l-kra. ~

Farid and Karima wondered if they had enough money to pay the bill. - Farid u Karima ma kanu-c ɛlabal-hum ida yekfiw-hum d-dṛahem bac ixellṣu hadik l-faṭura.

Farid assumed that Karima would pay her bills on time. - Farid xemmem belli Karima kanet ṛayḥa txelleṣ l-faṭurat tawɛ-ha f l-weqt.

Farid can barely afford to pay rent let alone buy a PC. - Farid bessif bac ixelleṣ l-kra, xelli-k ya yecri ḥasub.

Farid couldn't pay his bills. - Farid ma kan-c qader ixelleṣ l-faṭurat tawɛ-u.

Farid demanded that I should pay the money at once. - Farid creṭ ɛli-iyya nxelleṣ haduk d-dṛahem duṛk.

Farid didn't have enough money to pay the bill. - Farid ma kfaw-h-c d-dṛahem bac ixelleṣ l-faṭura.

Farid didn't have to pay that much. - Farid ma tḥettem-c ɛli-h ixelleṣ had c-ci gaɛ.

Farid didn't need to pay anything. - Farid ma tḥettem ɛli-h ixelleṣ walu. ~

Farid didn't pay his taxes on time. - Farid ma kan-c ixelleṣ l-ɣrama taɛ-u f l-weqt.

Farid didn't pay the bill. - Farid ma xelleṣ-c l-faṭura.

Farid didn't want to pay that much for eggs, so he didn't buy any. - Farid ma kan-c ḥayeb ixelleṣ l-biḍ b-hadik s-suma, immal mac cra-c gaɛ l-biḍ.

Farid failed to pay up his debts. - Farid ma xelleṣ-c d-din taɛ-u kamel.

Farid forgot to pay the water bill. - Farid nsa ma xelleṣ-c l-faṭura taɛ l-ma.

Farid frequently waits until the last minute to pay his bills. - Farid mwalef yestenna ḥetta l-d-dqiqa l-exxra bac ixelleṣ l-faṭurat tawɛ-u.

Farid has agreed to pay a rather steep price for that painting. - Farid qbel ixelleṣ suma ɣalya cwiyya ɛla had ṭ-ṭablu.

Farid has agreed to pay us three hundred dollars. - Farid qbel ixelleṣ-na telt myat dulaṛ.

Farid has to pay for what he did. - Farid lazem ixelleṣ ɛla wac dar.

Farid insisted on paying for dinner. - Farid semmeṭ bac ixelleṣ l-ɛca.

Farid is refusing to pay his bills. - Farid ma ṛa-hu-c ḥayeb ixelleṣ l-faṭurat tawɛ-u.

Farid just barely managed to earn enough money to pay the rent. - Farid kan bessif yerbeḥ bac ixelleṣ l-kra taɛ-u. ~

Farid knows he's supposed to pay his rent on the first of every month. - Farid ɛlabal-u belli lazem ixelleṣ l-kra taɛ-u f n-nhaṛ l-ewwlani taɛ kul cheṛ.

Farid pays his debts promptly. - Farid ixelleṣ d-din taɛ-u b-z-zerba.

Farid pays his taxes. - Farid ixelleṣ l-ɣrama taɛ-u.

Farid refused to pay the bill. - Farid ma qbel-c ixelleṣ l-faṭura.

Farid refused to pay the ransom. - Farid ma qbel-c ixelleṣ l-fedya.

Farid reminded me to pay my bills. - Farid fekkeṛ-ni nxelleṣ l-faṭurat tawɛ-i.

Farid said he didn't intend to pay that bill. - Fariq qal belli ma kan-c nawi ixelleṣ hadik l-faṭura.

Farid says he knows Karima will need to pay a lot more than she's expecting to pay. - Farid qal belli ɛlabal-u belli Karima ṛa-hi ṛayḥa tetḥettem txelleṣ kteṛ melli ṛa-hi tetweqqeɛ txelleṣ-u b-l-bezzaf.

Farid still has to pay the bill. - Farid mazal lazem ixelleṣ l-faṭura.

Farid struggled to pay his bills. - Farid kan bessif lli ixelleṣ l-faṭurat taɛ-u.

Farid wanted to pay in cash. - Farid kan ḥayeb ixelleṣ kac.

Farid will be upset when he finds out that Karima forgot to pay the rent. - Farid ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ yezɛef ki yeɛṛef belli Karima nsat ma xellṣet-c l-kra.

Farid will do that if you pay him to do it. - Farid ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ idir had c-cɣel ida xelleṣt-u.

He didn't allow me to pay the bill for the dinner. - Ma xella-ni-c nxelleṣ l-faṭura taɛ l-ɛca.

He didn't pay anything. - Ma xelleṣ walu.

He wants to pay off his loan. - Ḥebb ixelleṣ d-din taɛ-u.

How are we going to pay the rent? - Kifac ṛa-na ṛayḥin nxellṣu l-kra?

How does Farid plan on paying for that? - Kifac ṛa-hu nawi Farid ixelleṣ had c-ci?

How much are you paying Farid? - Cḥal ṛa-k txelleṣ Farid?

How much did Farid pay you to do that? - Cḥal xelleṣ-k Farid bac tdir had c-ci?

How much did Farid pay you to mow his lawn? - Cḥal xelleṣ-k Farid bac tqeṭṭeɛ-lu l-ḥcic taɛ-u?

How much did they pay you? - Cḥal xellṣu-k?

How much did you pay? - Cḥal xelleṣt?

How much did you pay for the dress? - Cḥal xelleṣti l-ǧebba?

How much do we actually have to pay? - Cḥal lazem nxellṣu f ṣ-ṣeḥḥ?

How much do you think I should pay Farid to rotate my tires? - Ɛla ḥsab-k, cḥal lazem nxelleṣ Farid bac yeqleb-li ṛ-ṛwed tawɛ-i?

How much would you want to pay for the tour? - Cḥal ḥebbit txelleṣ ɛel t-turna?

How much extra will we have to pay? - Cḥal z-zyada lli nxellṣu-ha?

How much will we need to pay? - Cḥal lazem nxellṣu?

How much would you pay us to do that? - Cḥal txelleṣ-na bac ndiru had c-ci?

How will we pay our debts now? - Kifac nxellṣu d-din taɛ-na duṛk?

I'm paying. - Ana lli nxelleṣ.

I'm paying most of your bills. - Ṛa-ni nxelleṣ n-neṣṣ l-kbir gaɛ men l-faṭurat tawɛ-k.

I'm sure Farid had to borrow money in order to pay his rent. - Ṛa-ni metḥeqqeq belli Farid tḥettem isellef d-dṛahem bac ixelleṣ l-kra taɛ-u.

I'm the one who pays all the bills. - Ana lli nxelleṣ gaɛ l-faṭurat.

I'm willing to pay whatever's necessary. - Ṛa-ni waǧed nxelleṣ gaɛ wac lazem.

I'm willing to pay you a lot of money to do that. - Ṛa-ni nawi nxelleṣ-k dṛahem kbaṛ bac tdir had c-ci.

I can barely pay the minimum every month. - Bessif ida neqder nxelleṣ l-minimum kul cheṛ.

I can't pay Farid. - Ma neqder-c nxelleṣ Farid.

I can't pay Farid today. - Ma neqder-c nxelleṣ Farid l-yum.

I can't pay my rent. - Ma neqder-c nxelleṣ l-kra taɛ-i.

I can't pay them. - Ma neqder-c nxelleṣ-hum.

I can't pay you anything for doing this. - Ma nxelleṣ-lek walu ɛla had c-cɣul.

I can pay part of my bill now. - Neqder nxelleṣ cwiyya men l-faṭura taɛ-i duṛk.

I demanded that he pay the bill immediately. - Creṭt ɛli-h ixelleṣ hadik l-faṭura duṛk.

I didn't have to pay for the plane ticket to Algiers. - Ma xelleṣt-c t-tiki taɛ ṭ-ṭeyyara taɛ d-Dzayer. ~

I didn't know Farid didn't have enough money to pay all his bills. - Ma kunt-c ɛlabal-i belli Farid ma kfaw-h-c d-dṛahem bac ixelleṣ gaɛ l-faṭurat tawɛ-u.

I don't mind paying. - Ma ɛend-i ḥaǧa ida xelleṣt.

If I knew how to use a computer, maybe they would pay me more. - Lukan kunt neɛṛef kifac nesteɛmel ḥasub, lukan ixellṣu-ni xir.

I forgot to tell you how much you need to pay. - Nsit ma qult-lek-c cḥal lazem txelleṣ.

If you don't pay rent, the landlord will evict you. - Ida ma xelleṣt-c l-kra taɛ-k, iḥawez-k mul c-ci.

I have to pay Farid back. - Lazem nṛeǧǧeɛ-lu dṛahem-u l-Farid.

I like paying taxes. - Nḥebb nxelleṣ l-ɣrama.

In Austria, you have to pay to use the highway. - F l-Utric lazem txelleṣ bac tṣug f ṭ-ṭriq s-sariɛ.

I need to pay the rent. - Lazem nxelleṣ l-kra.

I pay him twice as much as his old boss did. - Ana nxelleṣ-u zuǧ xeṭrat kteṛ melli kan ixelleṣ-u l-mɛellem taɛ-u l-qdim.

I suppose you want me to pay for this. - Cekkit ḥebbit-ni ana lli nxelleṣ had c-ci.

It's a job that would help me pay for my studies. - Hadi xedma tɛawen-ni bac nxelleṣ bi-ha d-diṛasa taɛ-i.

It's my turn to pay for dinner. - Dalet-i bac nxelleṣ l-ɛca.

I usually pay my bills on time. - Ana mwalef nxelleṣ l-faṭurat tawɛ-i f l-weqt.

I wanted to pay. - Kunt ḥayeb nxelleṣ.

I'll do that if Farid pays me. - Ndir had c-ci ida ixelleṣ-ni Farid.

I won't pay 40 dollars for just one book. - Ma nxelleṣ-c ṛebɛin dulaṛ ɛla ktab waḥed beṛk.

I'll pay the bill. - Nxelleṣ l-faṭura.

I'll pay by Visa. - Nxelleṣ b-l-karṭa taɛ Visa.

"I'll pay you." "I'm not doing this for money." - "Nxelleṣ-k." "Ma ṛa-ni-c ndir had c-ci ɛla ǧal d-dṛahem."

I'll sell this to you if you're willing to pay the price. - Nbiɛ-hu-lek ida ṛa-k waǧed txelleṣ-u.

I'll work for you as long as you keep paying me this well. - Nkemmel nexdem-lek madam ṛa-k txelleṣ-ni xlaṣ cbab kima hada.

I wonder how I'll pay the rent this month. - Ma ɛlabal-i-c kifac nxelleṣ l-kra had c-cheṛ.

I'd be willing to pay you. - Mada b-iyya nxelleṣ-k.

Karima took out a loan in order to pay her debts. - Karima sellfet dṛahem bac txelleṣ d-din taɛ-ha.

My friend here will be paying. - Ṣaḥeb-i huwa lli ixelleṣ.

My problem is other people know you're the one who's paying my bills. - L-muckel taɛ-i huwa n-nas yeɛɛeṛfu belli nta lli ṛa-k txelleṣ l-faṭurat tawɛ-i.

Of course you have to pay! What did you think? - Bayen lazem txelleṣ. Wac ɛembal-k?

Pay it forward - Xelleṣ-u men l-ewwel.

Please remind me to pay the rent tomorrow. - Men feḍl-k, fekkṛi-ni nxelleṣ l-kra ɣedwa.

She didn't pay back the money. - Ma ṛeǧǧɛet-c haduk d-dṛahem.

Some wealthy people don't pay their fair share in taxes. - Kayen ci mreffhin ma ixellṣu-c gaɛ l-ɣrama lli lazem ixellṣu-ha.

That's the price you pay. - Hadi hiya s-suma lli txelleṣ-ha.

The country was unable to pay its debts. - L-blad ma kanet-c qadra txelleṣ d-din taɛ-ha.

The one who pays the bills calls the shots. - Lli ixelleṣ l-faṭurat huwa lli icerreṭ.

The only question now is how we're going to get enough money to pay our bills. - S-swal l-wḥid duṛk huwa kifac nḍebbru d-dṛahem lli yekfiw bac nwellṣu l-faṭurat tawɛ-na.

The Yamis pay their servant by the week. - Daṛ Yami ixellṣu l-xeddam taɛ-hum b-s-smana.

They could not pay the money they owed. - Ma kanu-c qadrin ixellṣu d-dṛahem lli kanu isalu-hum-lhum.

They demanded that she pay immediately. - Cerṭu ɛli-ha txelleṣ temtem.

This time it's my turn to pay. - Had l-xeṭra, dalet-i bac nxelleṣ.

We all have to pay taxes. - Lazem gaɛ nxellṣu l-ɣrama.

We don't have the money to pay Farid. - Ma ɛend-na-c d-dṛahem bac nxellṣu Farid.

We have to pay taxes by March 15. - Lazem nxellṣu l-ɣrama menna l-xmesṭac maṛs.

We have to pay these bills soon. - Lazem nxellṣu had l-faṭurat ɛel l-bekri.

We keep having the same old problem of people not paying their bills on time. - Mazal ɛend-na hadak l-muckel l-qdim taɛ n-nas lli ma ixellṣu-c l-faṭurat tawɛ-hum f l-weqt.

We must pay a toll to drive on this road. - Lazem nxellṣu bac nṣugu f had ṭ-ṭriq.

When do you pay rent? - Weqtac txelleṣ l-kra?

When was the last time you didn't pay your rent on time? - Wecnu hiya l-xeṭra l-exxraniyya lli ma xelleṣt-c fi-ha l-kra f l-weqt?

Who's going to pay the mechanic? - Ckun ixelleṣ l-mikaniki?

Who pays your salary? - Ckun lli ixelleṣ-lek c-cehṛiyya taɛ-k?

Who should pay the bill? - Ckun lli ixelleṣ l-faṭura?

Why didn't Farid have to pay anything? - Ɛlac ma xelleṣ Farid walu?

Why should anyone pay? - Ɛlac gaɛ ixelleṣ kac waḥed?

Will you pay cash? - Txelleṣ kac?

You're supposed to always pay your rent on the first of the month. - Lazem txelleṣ l-kra taɛ-k f l-ewwel taɛ kul cheṛ.

You don't have to pay anything. - Ma ɛend-k ma txelleṣ.

You don't have to pay for everything. - Maci cerṭ nta lli txelleṣ kullec.

You don't have to pay for it, that's for free. - Makanlah txelleṣ-u. Hada baṭel.

You get what you pay for. - Wac txelleṣ, iṣeḥḥ-lek.

You pay Farid well, don't you? - Nta txelleṣ Farid mliḥ, wella lala?

You pay me well enough. - Ṛa-ku txellṣu-ni xlaṣ labas bi-h.

You have to pay the price. - Lazem txelleṣ hadik s-suma.

You should make sure that you have enough money in your pocket to pay for the ticket. - Lazem tetḥeqqeq belli ɛend-k f ǧib-k d-dṛahem lli yekfiw bac txelleṣ hadak t-tiki.

You shouldn't have to pay that much to buy one of those. - Maci cerṭ txelleṣ had c-ci gaɛ bac tecri had c-ci.


Examples (to bring benefit):

Honesty doesn't pay under the current tax system. - N-neyya ma tenfeɛ-c mɛa n-niḍam taɛ l-ɣrama taɛ l-yum.

To tell the truth, it does not always pay to tell the truth. - F ṣ-ṣeḥḥ, maci dima takul ki iqul l-waḥed ṣ-ṣeḥḥ.

Violence does not pay, and never will. - L-ɛunf ma yenfeɛ-c u jami yenfeɛ.


Examples (to get paid):

I don't get paid. - Ana ma nexleṣ-c.


Examples (to pay a heavy price):

There's a heavy price to pay for betraying Karima. - Lli yexdeɛ Karima, ixelleṣ-ha ɣalya.


Examples (to pay sb back):

Farid promised Karima that he'd pay back all the money that he'd borrowed from her. - Farid wɛed Karima belli kan ṛayeḥ iṛeǧǧeɛ-lha gaɛ d-dṛahem lli sellef-hum men ɛend-ha.

Farid says he'll pay back all the money he owes me before Monday. - Qal Farid bellio ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ iṛeǧǧeɛ-li gaɛ d-dṛahem lli nsal-hum-lu qbel t-tnin.

"Farid will pay you all the money I owe you." "You'd better hope so." - "Farid ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ iṛeǧǧeɛ-lek gaɛ d-dṛahem lli tsal-hum-li." "Immal ɣir dɛi l-Ṛebbi ikun had c-ci ṣeḥḥ."

I'm still waiting for Farid and Karima to pay me back the money I lent them. - Mazal-ni nestenna f Farid u Karima iṛeǧǧɛu-li d-dṛahem lli selleft-hum-lhum.

I owe Karima some money and must pay her back by next Monday. - Karima tsal-i cwiyya dṛahem u lazem nṛeǧǧeɛ-hum-lha menna l-t-tnin l-ǧay.

I'll pay you back a week from today, that is, on July 21st. - Nṛeǧǧeɛ-lek dṛahem-k ɛla smana, meɛnet-ha f waḥed u ɛecrin Ǧwilya.

I'll pay you back next week. - Nṛeǧǧeɛ-lek dṛahem-k s-smana l-ǧaya.

Many of today's young adults are drowning in credit card debt which most of them will never be able to pay off. - L-ketṛa f c-cabab taɛ had z-zman ṛa-hum iɣerrqu f ṛwaḥti-hum f d-din taɛ l-karṭa taɛ l-kridi u neṣṣ l-kbir fi-hum jami yeqqedru iṛeǧǧɛu d-din taɛ-hum.

The vase is broken. You'll pay for it. - Tkesseṛ l-vaz, immal ṛa-k ṛayeḥ txelleṣ-u.

We are to pay back the money within the week. - Lazen nṛeǧǧɛu d-dṛahem had s-smana.

We'll have to pay back that loan one way or another. - Lazem nelqaw kifac nṛeǧǧɛu had d-din.

Whoever stole the money should be caught, made to pay it back, and go to jail. - Lli sreq d-dṛahem lazem yettegbeḍ, iḥettmu-h iṛeǧǧeɛ-hum u yedxel l-l-ḥebs.


Examples (to pay for sth; studies):

Karima prints shirts and sells them to pay for her university studies. - Karima teṭbeɛ t-trikuwat u tbiɛ-hum bac teṣref ɛla d-diṛasat taɛ-ha f l-ǧamiɛa.


Examples (to pay for sth; to be punished):

Someday she'll have to pay for what she's done. - Kac nhaṛ, ṛa-hi ṛayḥa txelleṣ ɛla wac daret.

Today I'm paying for your lunch. - L-yum ṛa-ni ṛayeḥ nxelleṣ-lek l-fṭur.

Why do those who don't want children have to pay for those who do? - Ɛlac lli ma iḥebbu-c ikunu ɛend-hum d-drari lazem ixellṣu ɛla lli ɛend-hum d-drari?

You will pay for this. - Ṛa-k ṛayeḥ txelleṣ ɛli-ha.


Examples (to pay for sth; to buy):

Do I have to pay for everything now? - Lazem nxelleṣ kullec duṛk?

Farid has to pay for the treatment out of his pocket. - Farid lazem ixelleṣ l-mdawya men ǧib-u.

Farid is going to have to pay for everything. - Farid ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ ixelleṣ kullec.

Farid said he'd pay for everything. - Farid qal belli ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ ixelleṣ kullec.

Farid will pay for Karima. - Farid huwa lli ixelleṣ ɛla Karima.

He will pay for everything. - Ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ ixelleṣ kullec.

How much did you pay for this? - Cḥal xelleṣt hada?

I paid for everything. - Xelleṣt kullec.

I promise I'll pay you back. - Newɛed-k nṛeǧǧeɛ-lek dṛahem-k.

I want a cellular phone, but I don't have enough money to pay for one. - Ḥebbit tilifun taɛ l-yedd, beṣṣeḥ ma yekfiw-ni-c d-dṛahem bac necri waḥed.

I'll pay for it myself. - Ana lli nxelleṣ-u.

I'll pay for the damages. - Nxelleṣ hadik l-xṣara.

I wonder how Farid will ever manage to pay for such an expensive wedding. - Yadṛa kifac ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ Farid ixelleṣ ɛers ɣali kima hada.

The family is too poor to pay back the debts. - Hadik l-familya gellila u ma teqder-c tṛeǧǧeɛ d-din taɛ-ha.

What exactly am I paying for? - Wac ṛa-ni nxelleṣ swaswa?

What price did you have to pay for that? - Cḥal xelleṣt hada?

Who's going to pay for all of this? - Ckun lli ixelleṣ had c-ci gaɛ?

Who'll pay for that? - Ckun lli ixelleṣ had c-ci?


Examples (to pay off):

I know that hard work pays off. - Ɛlabal-i belli l-meǧhud iǧib fayda.

It never pays to lie. - L-kdeb jami yenfeɛ.

I wonder if my efforts will pay off. - Yadṛa ida ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ yakul l-meǧhud taɛ-i.

The strategy is paying off. - Hadik s-stṛatiǧiyya ṛa-hi takul.

This project may not pay off. - Had l-mecṛuɛ yeqder ma yenǧeḥ-c.

We'll see if the gamble pays off. - Ncufu ida takul hadik t-teqmira.


Examples (to take a pay cut):

Farid might have to take a pay cut. - Farid yeqqedru ineqqsu-lu f l-xlaṣ.


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