Money makes the world go round and on this podcast, you’ll learn how to talk about money and negotiate prices in English.
Some feedback on the Urban Myths and Legends podcast – https://www.inglespodcast.com/408
Carlos from Venezuela writes:
In Venezuela, we have myths and mysteries from the 19th century. La Sayona, a crying female ghost that appears on dark nights. It’s called Pacheco and it’s named after the cold fog that appears in the first days of December only in Caracas city, in January it disappears. It’s a story that my grandmother told me when I was a child.
Gemma from Madrid
When I was a little kid it was talk (talked) about ‘el hombre del saco’ and when I got a little older ‘de la mujer de la curva’ who was supposed to appear on the curve of a road in the dark like a ghost.
Talking about money and negotiating price
Money Idioms and Expressions – https://www.inglespodcast.com/
How much is it? / How much does it cost? / What’s the damage? /How much will it set me back?
It’s a good/fair price
That’s quite/very reasonable
It’s 40% off
It’s a real bargain / It’s a good deal
It’s dirt cheap
It’s a giveaway
It’s a steal
“Cheap at half the price” – This isn’t logical, but means reasonably priced!
Good value for money
Alright/Not bad for what you pay
It cost a fortune
It was a rip-off
It cost (me) an arm and a leg
It’s a bit pricey / It’s a bit steep
To pay through the nose
You need deep pockets to pay for it
I can/can’t afford it
It’s outside my budget
It’s too rich for my blood
It’s out of/beyond my price range
To haggle / to barter
To bargain (to drive a hard bargain)
To cut/strike a deal
To ask for a discount
To get money off
Is it negotiable? / Can you come down? / Are you flexible (on price)
To meet in the middle – split the difference
Being mean or tight with money
tighter than a duck’s arse (adj.)
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English.
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