MONEY ENGLISH LESSON (SLANG AND IDIOMS)

MONEY ENGLISH LESSON (SLANG AND IDIOMS)


Hello everyone welcome to this video. If you are new to my channel, I would love
it if you subscribe. I would love to reach 300 subscribers this
week and make sure you are liking the video and commenting down below! Today we are going to be talking about money
in England, and particularly the slang and idioms we use. This is something really important for you
to know because it’s used all the time in England and today I’ll be telling you the
most popular. If you go to a restaurant or a shop you’ll
hear these terms all the time. Let’s start by looking at how money works
in England quickly. So we have Pounds and Pence, and Pence if
often shortened to just ‘P’. For example, 10 Pence would be 10p. We have coins and notes in England. So let’s look at the coins first. We have 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and
£2. The notes we have £5, £10, £20 and £50. We already have a lot of slang for these. For example, £1 would be 1 quid. 1 quid. £10 would be 10 quid. Okay, a £5 note could be a fiver and a £10
note a tenner. A fiver, a tenner. We also have the saying a grand. Okay, so a grand is £1000. For example, I have 2 grand. I have £2000. My car is worth 10 grand. My car is worth £10 000. It’s definitely not, I wish it was though! When we are talking about money we could say
dosh or cash. For example, Do you want to come to the cinema
tonight? I’m sorry I have no cash. I’m sorry I have no dosh. When we are talking about a little bit of
money often coins, we might refer to this as loose change or spare change. So the few coins you have in your purse or
wallet would be loose change or spare change. To say you’re poor, so you don’t have money,
you could say I am broke or I am skint. These mean we’re poor. The opposite of this to say you have lots
of money, you’re rich, you could say I am loaded or I am filthy rich. I’m filthy rich. Let’s lastly look at some idioms. So we can say to cut your losses. This is to stop doing something so you don’t
lose any more money. So maybe somebody is gambling, they have lost
a lot of money so they decide to stop and cut their losses so they don’t lose anymore
money. We have the idiom money to burn. So somebody with money to burn has a lot of
money they can spend without thinking about it, okay so they have lots of money, they
have money to burn. We often use the word peanuts to mean very
little money. For example, he is paid in peanuts. He’s paid very little money. We have the word cheapskate, this means somebody
who is very tight with money. They don’t like spending money. For example, Tom is a cheapskate, he would
never eat in a restaurant. The last idiom I have for you is it costs
an arm and a leg. This is used for something which is really
expensive. Okay it’s expensive, it costs an arm and a
leg. Thank you very much for watching this video. Please make sure you do subscribe and click
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lesson. Thank you very much, good bye!

2 thoughts on “MONEY ENGLISH LESSON (SLANG AND IDIOMS)

  1. Great videos, you should continue with this series. You speak slowly and teach very useful things! 🙂 I'm surprised you don't have more subscribers!!!!

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