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Como pecas, pagas

Como pecas, pagas

Significado: significa que de la misma forma como haces las cosas, a ti también te lo harán.
Ejemplo: Recuerdas al asesino que lo condenaron a cadena perpetua, lo mataron en una riña en la cárcel. Bueno, como pecas, pagas.

Como en este sentido se expresa reemplazando a la frase “de la misma forma”

Como = as, like, in the same way
Pecar = to sin
Pagar = to pagar

Pecas is the conjugation of the verb Pecar (to sin) for tú (you informal)
Pecas can also be a noun meaning freckles

Be careful with the difference between:
Como (without the tilde) = as, like
Cómo (with the tilde) = How

Literally this saying would be “As you sin, you pay.”

It is similar way of saying in English “What goes around, comes around” but more focused on when you do bad things, bad things will happen back to you.

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Prohibido Consumir Bebidas Alcohólicas

Prohibido consumir bebidas alcoholicas sign in Spanish

Prohibido Consumir Bebidas Alcohólicas

This sign in Spanish is from a local park:

Prohibido comes from the verb Prohibir which means to Prohibit or not allow or not permit something.
After Prohibido we normally have the verb in the infinitive form (ending in AR, ER or IR)
In this case it is the verb Consumir which means to consume, to eat or to drink depending on the context.

Since Bebidas (drinks) is a noun in Plural Feminine form, the adjective that describes it should also be in the same form, in this case alcohólicas (alcoholic).

Notice the difference between:
Bebidas Alcohólicas (Plural Feminine)
Tragos Alcohólicos (Plural Masculine)

Trago is a more casual way of saying a drink in Spanish so is not appropriate for an official sign.

A quick vocabulary summary:

Prohibir = To prohibit, not allow, not permit
Consumir = To consume, to eat, to drink
Bebidas = Drinks
Beber = To Drink
Alcohólico = Alcoholic
Bebidas Alcohólicas = Alcoholic drinks


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