Is it correct to say 'how much do we pay' when asking for a bill in the restaurant? Does it sound ok?
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'How much do we pay?'
is definitely grammatically correct, and entirely understandable.
But it's not terribly idiomatic, that is to say, it's not a phrasing that a native speaker would use.
More natural phrasings would be:
'How much do we owe?'
'What is the total?'
'How much did that cost?'
But in the very specific context of paying at the end of a sit-down meal, a native speaker would overwhelmingly ask:
'Can I get the bill, please?'
'Can we have the bill?'
or even just
(In the US, I believe
check is used instead of
'how much do we pay'
Is grammatically correct, but not what you would normally say. You would normally say something like (UK English)
May I have the bill please?
That's absolutely fine! Because you are talking about money and in this context, it's not countable. Uncountable nouns with no definite quantity take much opposite to many.
How much do we pay for this?
On the other hand, if the concern is not money but precisely dollars, then you ask...
How many dollars do we pay for this?