How do you say when...You lent some money and are asking it back...

In portuguese we can say "Adriano está me cobrando os 10 dollars."

But I am not sure if I can say this in English "Adriano is charging me."

I would like to know if there is an equivalent expression to be used as the example.

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    collecting. A person who does this for clients is called a collector.
    – Drew
    Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 23:52
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    The lender is calling in the loan. He/she is calling for the repayment of the loan by the borrower. Commented Feb 28, 2017 at 0:34

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We generally put the emphasis on the one who was lent the money, that is, the one who owes: "I owe Andriano 10 dollars". One could also say, "Andriano expects 10 dollars from me." - but it may be helpful (or necessary, depending on context) to put it this way: "Andriano expects 10 dollars back from me," which is a perfectly comfortable way of implying the money was lent and is expected to be returned/paid.

  • Perfectly understood, there is no emphasis like the way I had expressed.
    – Adriano
    Commented Feb 28, 2017 at 4:47

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