English Vocabulary: Spending Money

In this episode from Perfect English Podcast, you will learn useful expressions you will need to talk about spending money.

Perfect English Audio Podcast Episode 19

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To keep money for use in the future is to...

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To spend money in an obvious and careless way on unnecessary things is to...

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To give money to help society in some way is to...

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To exchange one currency to another is to...

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To give money as payment for something is to...

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To spend money in a bad way is to...

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To spend a lot of money, possibly more than necessary, trying to solve a problem is to...

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Welcome to a new episode from perfect English podcast. Today we’re going to talk about money. And to be specific, we will talk about spending money. We will talk about some verbs which often collocate with money. Let’s start with the first and most common verb we use with money spend, we spend money, and we can say spend money on something. What does that mean? It means we give money as payment for something. For example, we can say Joanne spends a lot of money on traveling. She gives a lot of money as payment for traveling. Now let’s move to the next verb. What else can we do with money, we can save money and to save money means to keep money for use in the future. For example, we can say we’re saving a little money each month to buy a new car next year. And obviously, it’s a very good idea to save money to keep some money for use in the future. And the very opposite of that is to waste or to squander money on something. When you waste or squander money on something. It means you spend money in a bad way, squander is stronger, and is only used about large sums of money. For example, we can say Sarah wasted or squandered all her money on clothes and fast cars. And now for a different verb. We can change money, and to change money means to exchange one currency for another, for example, dollars for euros. We can say for example, you can change some money at the airport. What else can we do with money? We can throw money around and to throw money around means to spend money in an obvious answer. careless weigh on unnecessary things. It is not as strong as squander money, but it is similar. For example, we can say, if Jim keeps on throwing his money around like that, he soon won’t have any left. Now that was throw money around. But if we say throw money at, it’s a little bit different, it means to spend a lot of money possibly more than necessary trying to solve a problem. So it is a little bit different. It’s not exactly on unnecessary things, but it is more than necessary trying to solve a problem. For example, we can say the government think they can solve the problem by throwing money at it. And finally, we can donate money, donate money to somebody or to some cause, and that means to give money to help society in some way. For example, we can say the business donates a lot of money each year to charity. So now you should know different useful verbs you can use with the word money. That’s all for today. Thank you very much. I’ll see you in the next episode. I hope you have learned a lot today and I’m pretty sure that your English is a step closer to perfect English.

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