I want to know, how one says this sentence in german:
He told me, I would be paid.
Er sagte, ich werde bezahlt.
Er sagte, ich würde bezahlt.
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Both ways are correct.
"Er sagte, ich werde bezahlt." is Indikativ but also Konjunktiv I. "Er sagte, ich würde bezahlt." is Konjunktiv II. (see Table of Conjugation)
The difference is very well explained by these sites:
In this case "Er sagte, ich würde bezahlt." is the correct Konjunktiv, because Konjunktiv I is ambiguous (Konjunktiv I same as present for the word "werden").
As a native speaker I would go with the first sentence. I would use the second one only in very formal situations. It sounds a little bit spiteful to use the Konjunktiv in everyday life (especially the second one). It can trigger a tense situation.
Depending on the context and how you emphasize "würde", the sentence "Er sagte, ich würde bezahlt." can be interpreted to mean that you (or he) have already expected that the payment should already have been made, or even you (or he) don't trust that you get payed, etc.
Translation of terms: Indikativ ~ indicative; Konjunktiv I ~ subjunctive; Konjunktiv II ~ conditional