26 / 11 / 2004

CHANGE: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today we're going to look at a few money expressions that use the word change. Change can be a verb or a noun. Change as a noun means: coins (monedas), NOT notes (billetes). Change as a verb means: cambiar. Example 1: I have too much change in my purse and it's getting heavy. Perhaps I can get it changed into notes in a shop. Following are some expressions with the noun change. Expression 1: small change It means: coins of low value, for example pennies or five-cent coins (US currency); pence or five-pence coins (UK currency). Example 2: I don't have enough money for the bus ticket. Do you have any small change on you (in your pocket)? Expression 2: to keep the change It means: when you pay someone too much money, you can use this expression to tell the person that they don't have to return the difference. Example 3: After I had paid for my drinks, I told the bartender to keep the change. If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin or any of the Daily Vitamins this week, please contact me. Have a good day and an excellent weekend!