Julia and Sammy enjoy their meal, but there's a problem. How is Sammy going to pay for it?





I have never came up with such situation ever in my life. But if ever it happen to me, definitely i will ask my friend to pay. or else will pay half each.

hmm in Indonesia. However, Men always pay the bill when we were dinner,shopping and anything :--(

It have not happened to me. I always use my credit card. I always check its balance with internet or app. Plus, for date, Man pay for almost everything in my country.

sometimes I run out of the money that why I have to use my credit card for s.o.s hahaha.
in some kind situation if I don't have enough money then I can use my partner or my friends money and ill pay her/him back later on.

In my country, Indonesia, Generally man pay for everything :)

I usually go out with money and my credit card. But if I am invited and I have no money I explain to my friends. So they’ll pay my bill and I’ll pay them back later.

Dear tutor,
I have a question about " Let's pay half each".
There's another expression, "Let's go Dutch", but may I ask which is more commonly used in a restaurant?

Hello Rafaela,

Both expressions can be used in a restaurant. 'go Dutch' is used especially when talking about meals out, and is only used in informal speaking, whereas 'pay half each' is more general in use.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Kirk,
I get it!
May I ask a further question, if you don't mind?
I'm wondering if there are more than three people, do they still say "half each"?
Will you please tell me an alternative way of expression in that situation?

Hello Rafaela,

You're welcome. 'half each' would only make sense when there are two people paying. As far as I know, there's no common expression to say this for three people, but people often talk about 'splitting the bill', and that could be used for any number of people. If you're in a restaurant and want to suggest this, you could say, for example, 'Shall we split the bill?' or 'Are you OK with splitting the bill?' I'm sure you could find lots of other information on this by searching the internet for 'split a bill'.

Splitting a bill often means that the amount is divided equally among all the people paying, but it's also possible to 'pay separately' or ask for 'separate checks', i.e. for each person to pay for what they ate and drank.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team