Collocations with money
- Earn money: To get money as payment for work you do.
⇒ He earns about $ 45,000 a year.
- Win money: To get money from a competition, a lottery, etc.
⇒ My friend, Jim, won $ 200 on the lottery last weekend.
- Lose money:
- The opposite of win money.
⇒ He lost all his money in a casino.
2. To be unable to find some money you had.
⇒ I have lost a big amount of money somewhere in the market.
- Save money: To keep money so that you can use it in the future.
⇒ I save $ 200 a month. I’m planning to go on holiday.
- Pay money back: To give money back to the person you borrowed it from.
⇒ Don’t worry, I’ll pay you back next weekend.
- Lend money ( to someone): To give money to someone on condition that they pay it back over a period of time.
⇒ My colleague lent me $ 100 two days ago.
- Owe money (to someone): When you borrow money from a person or a bank and have to give it back in the future.
⇒ I owe the bank a lot of money.
- Borrow money (from someone): To take money from a person or a bank and agree to pay it back to them at a later time.
⇒I don’t like to borrow money from neighbours.
- Spend money: To use money to buy the things you want.
⇒ My father spends a lot of money on clothes
- Waste money (on something): Spend money on things you don’t need or want.
⇒ She loves shopping. She wastes a lot of money on things she doesn’t need.
Other words for money (money vocabulary) with examples
- Pay off: Finish paying the money you owe.
I have paid off all my debts.
- Pay…in: put an amount of money into your bank account. (‘take out’ is the opposite)
I have recently paid in 1000 dollars.
- In the red: having spent more money than you have in your bank account.
She is really careful with money. She’s never in the red.
- Make ends meet: Manage to buy what you need with the money you earn.
He works every day just to make ends meet.
- Well off: If you are well off, you have a lot of money.
He is a well off businessman. He makes a lot of money.
- Save up (for sth): keep money in order that you can use it later.
“If you want to buy a new mobile, you should save up for it.” Said a mother to her son.
- Save for a rainy day: Save money for a time when you are in need.
My parents always save for a rainy day. They never borrow money from others.
Money vocabulary with definitions
- Banknote: a piece of paper money (= bill).
- Hard cash: Coins and paper money (bills/banknotes), not credit cards or cheques.
- E-cash: electronic cash.
- Loose change: coins that you have in your pocket or bag.
- Counterfeit: fake money/ fake currency.
- ATM: Automated Teller Machine (a cash machine/cashpoint)
- Buck: a US, Canadian, or Australian dollar.
- Tenner: A ten-pound banknote
- Petty cash: cash for daily expenses.
- Single: a banknote worth one dollar.
- Fiver: a banknote worth five pounds.
- Grand: a thousand dollars or pounds.
- Overcharge (= rip off): charge somebody too much money for something.
Here is a list of various English phrases