La palabra del día: Cobrar

Verb. This is another Spanish word with no possible direct translation into English. Cobrar means to receive money as payment of a debt or something else. E.g.: La Comisión autoriza entonces al Banco a cobrar los importes correspondientes del Fondo de garantía: The Commission will then authorise the Bank to take the corresponding amounts from the Guarantee Fund. The noun is el cobro.
It is an interesting word, I wonder if it comes from cobre, the Spanish for copper. dc

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