Phrasal verbs YOU can use to talk about money! – Natural English Phrasal Verbs and Vocabulary Lesson


Hi guys! It’s great to see you again. I’m
your teacher Luke and in this English lesson, you’re going to learn lots of
phrasal verbs you can use to talk about money. This lessons gonna be so important for you because these phrasal verbs will help you speak much more naturally about things like spending money, saving money, and so much more. But before we start hit that LIKE button and subscribe to this channel to get more English lessons just
like this one. Okay, let’s go so the first one on this list is something I do a bit
too much and it is ‘splash out’ ‘splash out’. For example, he splashed out on the most
expensive bottle of champagne for the party. So to splash out means to spend a
lot of money on something expensive and it’s usually used when you buy something
expensive that you don’t actually need. So like a big expensive bottle of
champagne, for example. So how can we use splash out correctly in sentences?
Well splash out is an intransitive phrasal verb that means you don’t need
an object with it. Instead, if you want to add more information to your sentence
you should use the preposition ‘on’. Here are some more examples. “He splashed outon a new and expensive car.” “I wish I had enough money to splash out on a holiday.”
Have you ever splashed out on something? Let me know below in the comments. “Splashed out on a special bottle.” “Wow, Dad really splashed out this time.” The second on this list is a simple one but one that’s used all the time and it is
‘save up’ ‘save up’. For example, I’m saving up to buy a new car. To save up simply
means to save your money, but when we use save up we mean that we’re saving for a
specific purpose just like buying a new car. To use save up correctly you should
know that it is an intransitive phrasal verb, so you don’t need to use an object
with it. You don’t need to say I’m saving up money because when we say’ saving up’ we already assume that you mean money, so you don’t need to use ‘money’.
It’s often followed by the prepositions ‘to’ and ‘for’. ‘to’ is used with verbs and ‘for’ is used with nouns. For example, “I’m saving up to go to Bali.” “I’m saving up for a new house.”
Are you saving up for anything at the moment? Let me know below in the comments. “Saving up for something special?” “Saving up to get me some new wheels.” The next one on this list is ‘cough up’ ‘cough up’. For example “he finally coughed up the money he owed me” So to cough up means to give money or pay for something especially when you would prefer not to.
So, in my example I said he finally coughed up the money he owed me. This
means that that person didn’t want to give back the money to me, so I used the
word ‘cough up’. To ‘cough up’ is an intransitive and a transitive phrasal verb so you can say “he coughed up the money” or you can just say “he coughed up.” Both are correct. However, if you want to use the object
‘the money’ it must come after the phrasal verb. So this is not a separable
phrasal verb. So have a look at these examples
“I had to cough up for my daughter’s university tuition fees” “Come on cough up! It’s your turn to pay.”Cough it up Cooper” “What are you talking about? Come on, cough it up. And number four is ‘skimp on’ ‘skimp on’ For example “when you’re making YouTube videos, you shouldn’t skimp on your microphone.”
So to skimp on simply means to not spend enough money on something. Instead you
don’t spend enough money, and you try to find the budget option. This is to ‘skimp
on’ to ‘skimp on’ is a transitive phrasal verb that means you must use an object
with it. So you always skimp on something. That ‘something’ is the object. And that
object must come after the phrasal verb so you always ‘skimp on
something’ You should also know that this is a very informal way of saying that
you don’t spend enough money on something and it’s much more common in British English it’s not that common in American English. When I was a student at university I always skimped on food. Even though we were over budget for our
wedding we didn’t skimp on the photographer. Do
you ever skimp on anything? Let me know below in the comments. And number five on this list is ‘get by’ ‘get by’. For example, my salary isn’t much at the moment, but I
get by. So to get by means to just have enough money to be able to live and to
survive. Tt has quite a negative meaning. It basically means that you don’t make
much money at all but it’s just enough. So let’s take a look at how to use this
correctly. So to get by is an intransitive phrasal verb that means it
doesn’t take an object. So if you want to add more information you can by using
the prepositions ‘on’ and ‘with’. “I just about get by on $1,000 a month” “I don’t
know how any family gets by with just one salary these days.” “We’ll get by.”
“you can get by on your salary” Okay guys that’s it for this video. Don’t forget to
make your own sentences in the comments below and like and subscribe if you like
this video. Thanks a lot. I’ll see you next time! bye bye

13 thoughts on “Phrasal verbs YOU can use to talk about money! – Natural English Phrasal Verbs and Vocabulary Lesson

  1. Hello from France!
    I am saving up for a stay in England in order to improve my speaking English.
    I'll don't splash out on a luxury trip but I have to cough up for a good tutor so I won't skimp on my studies in English.
    Thanks, Luke! I am looking forward to seeing your live lesson on Wednesday.

  2. Hi Luke! Thank you for this video, it’s very helpful!

    When I was 21, I splashed out on a language study stay in the US.

    Thanks again ☺️!

  3. I splashed out on a lot of cream puff for my happiness.
    I'm saving up to go to Newzealand for working holiday.
    I coughed up the money my father gave me when my birthday.
    I cant live if I get by with only 200만원, So I have to study hard and make a new company.

  4. Thanku Luke teacher.. thesedays my really really big happything is studying English with you! You know? Even when I wash my face I turn on your amazing lesson! Thankyou sooo much!!!

  5. Hello Luke, I love your videos.
    Thank you for good expression.

    She splashed out on her wedding.
    I don't want him to splash out on anything.

  6. Thank you for your useful lesson. Actually my english is getting die, but i can see the possibilty to live again from your lesson.
    I will work hard with your vidioes from now on.

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