Knowing what to say: Money/Bank

Going to Spain? Want to expand your Spanish vocabulary in the meanwhile? Me too! So, we’ll help each other out. I’ll make  a list of words I think are important or interesting to know for a study abroad trip to Spain. Do you have any words you think that I should know in Spanish? suggest them and I’ll follow up.

Money (dinero/moneda)

  • money back guarantee (n) garantía (f) de devolución (del dinero)
  • “money back if not satisfied” “si no queda satisfecho le devolvemos su dinero”
  • money order (n) (US) giro (m) postal
  • it was money well spent fue dinero bien empleado
  • I paid or gave good money for it pagué un buen dinero por ello
  • when do I get my money? ¿cuándo me vas a pagar?
  • to be worth a lot of money -> valer mucho dinero; (thing) tener mucho dinero (person)

Bank (el banco)
  • bank account -> cuenta (f) bancaria
  • bank balance -> saldo (m) bancario, haberes mpl bancarios
  • bank charges -> comisión (f) bancaria, gastos mpl bancarios
  • bank clerk -> empleado(a) (sustantivo masculino o femenino) de banca

Idioms:
  • money doesn’t grow on trees! (familiar) -> ¡el dinero no se encuentra así como así!¡la plata no cae del cielo! (RP)

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