Here are lists of money vocabulary /money related words and collocations:
Collocations with money / Phrases about money
To get money as payment for work you do.
⇒ He earns about $ 45,000 a year.
To get money from a competition, a lottery, etc.
⇒ My friend, Jim, won $ 200 on the lottery last weekend.
- 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.
To keep the 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.
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 money vocabulary /phrases about money with examples
Finish paying the money you owe.
⇒ I have paid off all my debts.
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.
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
A piece of paper money (= bill).
Coins and paper money (bills/banknotes), not credit cards or cheques.
Coins that you have in your pocket or bag.
Fake money/ fake currency.
Automated Teller Machine (a cash machine/cashpoint)
A US, Canadian, or Australian dollar.
A ten-pound banknote
Cash for daily expenses.
A banknote worth one dollar.
A banknote worth five pounds.
A thousand dollars or pounds.
Overcharge (= rip off)
To charge somebody too much money for something.
This list of money vocabulary is not exhaustive.
Here is a list of various English phrases