Borrowing and Returning Money – Financial English Lesson


Welcome to twominenglish.com. Teaching you English through two-minute lessons. In this lesson, we will see some phrases people use
when they are talking about borrowing and returning money. Why do you look so upset? Well, I’m a bit worried. Why? What happened? An unexpected expense came up. Can you lend me some money? Sure. How much do you need? Well, I need $300. That shouldn’t be a problem. I’ll get it for you after lunch. Thank you so much, Carl. I’ll return it
to you on my next payday. Alright. That’ll be good. Hey Derek! How’s everything? I’m good, Carl. What’s up? Well…you said you’d pay back the borrowed $300 by
next payday. That was a week ago. Oh. I’m so sorry, Carl. I got jammed up with
some family issues. Totally forgot about it. I understand but I need it back. Sure. Here you are. And I’m very sorry for the delay. It’s Okay. I know you’ve been going through a lot. Hey Frank. Where have you been? I’ve been looking for you everywhere. What happened, Samantha? I just wanted to return the money that I
borrowed from you last week. Here it is. Oh, you shouldn’t have worried so much. There was no hurry. Really?! Then should I keep it. Like as in.. forever? Nice try! Thanks for keeping your word. To be honest, I was
just being polite. I’m happy to get this money back. You make it sound like I’m your lifesaver today, huh? Sure thing. Anyways, thanks for helping me. Hey Derek. Do you have some extra money I could borrow? How much do you need? Maybe a thousand dollars. I’m sorry, man. I won’t be able to lend you that much! How much could you lend me? Truth is I can’t lend you any! An unexpected expense came up. Can you lend me some money? Well, I need $300. I’ll return it to you on my next payday. I just wanted to return the money that I borrowed from you last week. Do you have some extra money I could borrow? I won’t be able to lend you that much!

6 comments on “Borrowing and Returning Money – Financial English Lesson”

  1. li pan says:

    Hi, I love your video, Thank your guys. Here I did not quite understand the sentence Samatha said to Frank ‘You make it seem like I'm your lifesaver today’. Why did she said this? Is it just for kidding or some sense of humor?

  2. li pan says:

    And one more question, what the different between “lend” and “borrow”?

  3. Twominute English says:

    Hi! When she said that I am your lifesaver, she was kidding. She meant that Frank was acting too relieved or glad on getting the money back. She was making fun of Frank.

  4. Twominute English says:

    lend – When I give you money
    borrow – When you ask for my money

    Hope that makes it clear.

  5. li pan says:

    Thanks a lot.

  6. Twominute English says:

    Thank you! Hope you remembered to hit the like button! 🙂 We thrive on your love.

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