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Speaking English – How to talk about borrowing, lending, and property

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In English there are many ways to talk about the things we have. We use words like borrow, lend, supply, rent, lease, and many more. In today's lesson, I'll show you when to use these words and teach you many others words you can use in daily conversation. As always, I'm going to show you the vocabulary in use, so that you hear how native speakers talk. You'll also learn several expressions that have to do with ownership. Take a quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/speaking-english-borrowing-lending-property/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. James from engVid. I've noticed a lot of people have a problem using "borrow" or "lend". In fact, sometimes I found it difficult to teach it to people. But today's lesson, I'm going to try to simplify it and make it easy. Now, there's probably one or two lessons on borrow and lend on engVid already, so please feel free to check them out. I just try to simplify it, and give you a couple of phrases or expressions, general expressions you can use. So let's go to the board. As you can see, I've got some money, and E is trying to... Oh, is he trying to borrow or lend? Let's go find out. Okay? So, Mr. E says: "Can I borrow $5?" And the other worm, I don't know who this is, says: "I don't have that on my person." When someone says that, it means: "I don't have it with me." Look underneath here, it says: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be". Well, what does that mean? Okay? We want to do a lesson on borrow and lend, correct? And look here, "borrow", "lend". Today I'm going to give you something that'll help you remember it easily, what the difference between the two are so you can use them properly. And then we're going to learn some other words that are similar. Yeah, synonyms, because I think as... If you understand one thing properly, we can teach you many other things, so the lesson can just grow and grow. And you're smart, so let's get started. All right? E talk to me. Well, what's the difference? We have "having", "giving", "receiving", and "miscellaneous". These are the four legs of our table. All right? Every table has four legs, and when people exchange things, or give, or receive, it's going to be one of these four legs we're talking about. Let's talk about the first leg: "having". You can't give if you don't have. Right? So, we'll start with "having". People, we'll start with a noun. So what are nouns for "people"? "Owners". When you own something, it belongs to you or it is yours. Okay? I own my body, I own this pen, and this jacket. They are mine. Okay? I'm an owner. Now, when you have a house and you have paid for the house, you become a "landlord" or a "landlady". Lady, me lady. Right? And the lord, you are the lord of the manner. You own your own home. Mwahahahahahaha. Yes. A "landlord" is when you go someplace, you need a place to stay but you cannot buy a house, you will pay these people on a monthly basis, and they will give you a place to stay. And they're called "land owners". You will generally say, if it's a man: "My landlord wants the rent today." Or, if it's a woman, you'll say: "The landlady wants the rent", because they own the land that you live on. Okay? And this goes back a long time ago to kings and queens when they owned everything, and they were called the lords and the ladies of the land. Now, "proprietor". Can you say that again? "Proprietor", "proprietor". This is the formal word for an owner. This is usually used for a business. Okay? So you might own a bicycle or a motorcycle or something, but you're not the proprietor. When you talk about proprietors, think about restaurants and stores. Okay? It's the formal word for "owner", and it's used for those people. So if you come to McDonald's, you go: "Who's the proprietor?" Ronald McDonald will come out and go: "Hi. Hi. Here's my friends." He's not the proprietor; he's just a cartoon guy. But the person who owns the business is the proprietor of it. Think restaurant, bar, store. "Owner" can be for a home or of a marker. I own a marker. I am not the proprietor. Okay? Landlord, landlady, they own the land which you are a "tenant" or a "renter". Let's go on to "having" for things. Now, for these are the people owned, what do we call things that we own? Well, "property". Property is something that belongs to you. We also use "property" for land: "This is my property." It means my house has this much land, and I own all of it; it's all mine. My property. But something small, such as a pen, a watch, my shoes-you can't see them, I just lifted my leg up-my shoes, they're my property. Okay? They belong to me. "Possessions" is the same thing. "To possess" means to take on. If you're possessed by a demon, it controls you. So when you have something in your possession, you have control over it or it belongs to you. It can be either one.
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today4real Thomas (1 month ago)
"I don't have that on my person" I don't get it 🤔😕
Brenda Velazquez (3 months ago)
Lovely teacher😍
Luz Ávila (9 months ago)
You are an amazing teacher. Thank you so much.
Liking your teachings
Amadou Sylla (10 months ago)
Very helpful
lix Phuket (10 months ago)
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Tino Sossou (1 year ago)
James please which one is correct ( either (ida ) or either ( ayda)) also behind ( bihind) and behind ( bahind))
rakhal chele (1 year ago)
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Good job, James! It's very useful
Per utramque cavernam (1 year ago)
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Hongnhi Hua nhi (1 year ago)
haha now I know I am a landlady ":3 thank you so much Mr James I watching your video everydays
cẩm duyên phạm (1 year ago)
i like the way you teach us, you make it clear to understand
Nikolay Isakow (1 year ago)
Hello James, make lesson about money, bank's system, but not only common words or phrase. I would like to discover bank's sytem and federal reserve system, but I don't understand most of it. Thank you for your lesson you are great teacher.
Ulises Lira (2 years ago)
está increíble está lección. muchas gracias James. also this should be work when you are applying to have a toefl exam. thank you. for this delightful lesson ;)
Gurveer Singh (2 years ago)
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I want this teacher for EVERYTHING
2009Helios (2 years ago)
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Ryan y (2 years ago)
Best regards James.you're so smart because besides your main topic i can learn many idioms and expressions while you're talking.Also your kidding is Indescribable . THX a lot.
Márcia R. Silva (2 years ago)
I'm brazilian and I love your videos!
Aakash Verma (2 years ago)
Made for being a teacher... You clearly put in too much dedication and hard work to not turn yourself into a super confident, lively and smart teacher and friend. Thanks :) P.S. You should try Hollywood sometime :D
Aakash Verma (2 years ago)
Isn't lease also a noun?
yasen aday (2 years ago)
Thank you
Matrix Mao (2 years ago)
That's wonderful session
Moh.Rahim Meerkhil (2 years ago)
someone who know how to teach English
Thanh Hùng Lê (2 years ago)
thanks a lot, James!
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you,re my favourite teacher keep going God bless u
nguyen tho (2 years ago)
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Carlos Espinoza (2 years ago)
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Clodoaldo Gomes (2 years ago)
Man, I love your lessons. You talk fast and incredibly clean. Dude, don't stop, please please please. I've learning a lot of things. I'm training my reading (with subtitle) and listening (without them).
Callum Miller (2 years ago)
Elvis? I am laughing so hard right now. You sir, are an absolute legend!
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M.G.A Hero (3 years ago)
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Adam Kwiatkowski (3 years ago)
Hi! Where can I find the rest of transcript?
Yulia Yulka (3 years ago)
Is it british english?
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lucas rodrigues (3 years ago)
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laas29 (3 years ago)
Excellent as ever, congratulations for you well explained videos James.
Chayanee J (3 years ago)
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JY (3 years ago)
Thank you!!!!!
Player Dota 2 (3 years ago)
Thanks Man! I'm from Russia and i starting learning English.I can tell good things which I cant understund.)Carry on
sohil9999 (3 years ago)
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Brahim Houssini (3 years ago)
thanks jemse i appreciate your job
Darko P. (3 years ago)
thank you teacher, very good!
Marina Cardoso (3 years ago)
love your classes :)
Alex Passos (3 years ago)
Thank you for the class.
I like the way you teach... I appreciate it you the best....
I need you teach about "How to interview a job" Thank you .
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Awesome, I like the way you teach.
Eddie Marin (3 years ago)
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kemi (3 years ago)
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I love this video, good luck for me
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Allan (3 years ago)
+Learn Speaking fast 1 month with Bacitikdaithanh Great video, as usual. Would you please do one on terms related to the court system?
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Accelocity (3 years ago)
You are my favourite teacher! You have a great sense of humour and you gives information very well!
Francis Kwangu (3 years ago)
Thank you for the lesson. Looking forward to learning more from you
Noel Molina (3 years ago)
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duongnguyenquy212 (3 years ago)
nice suit my boss
Korawan Thongthang (3 years ago)
I am really fun thank you for you teaching. :))
Erick Leite (3 years ago)
Man, I'm also an English teacher here in Brazil and I have to tell u, your classes are awesome! Thanks!!!
Takehiko Mori (3 years ago)
Oh, the phrase "Can you lend a hand?" sounds similar to "Can you give me a hand?". Anyway, thank you for sharing useful English words & expressions as always. They're so exciting & helpful to me.
Andre brochier (3 years ago)
Always great lessons. Thanks.
deborah kahozi (3 years ago)
hello James, I wanted to thank you for your videos. They really help me ....but i have some dificulties with how to say H words in english...could you please help me with that....
nawal gassim (3 years ago)
Thank you
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Is there a whatsapp group for learning english? Can i join please? Just add me: 0650 3020 511
pancake sudjai (3 years ago)
good teacher:):):) i am from Asian!!not good English and can understand a little bit but love to learn more with you^_^
Raphael d.S. (3 years ago)
Hello! I want to improve my english! I am 15 years old. Sometimes i saw that people comment their numbers to make a whatsapp group to learn/speak/write english together! Is that a good and funny way to improve his english? Please comment your opinion and if you are interested! Thank you!
onnixy mix (2 years ago)
BatchyB plz can you help me as well
ObliviousRedPanda (3 years ago)
+Raphael Dellaschiava I'm a native English speaker and willing to help.
itas brouty (3 years ago)
Just a great lesson with a suited performance
kkc1918 (3 years ago)
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Chao Song (3 years ago)
Haha, James say ' sorry, i don't have time now, if you want to wait, please check the waiting list, you are the No.9999'
yoyoretro (3 years ago)
hahah best english lesson on youtube ever! you deserve more views! greetings from argentina! :D
Im an English teacher and i have to say you are fantastic.I learnt alot. Keep up the great work!
Eliezer Andrade (3 years ago)
A great lesson, but too much fast for me!
Higor Sufiatti (3 years ago)
With the time, you will be used to his videos and unterstand it better
showtell (3 years ago)
Do you live in Ottawa bc I think I saw you at a high school pls reply if you do live in Ottawa
Paulo Roberto Souza (3 years ago)
Thank you and congratulations. Your English lessons are excellent.
HERRERA CITY RD (3 years ago)
That was a good one, that shows that you're the landlord here! I mean, very very helpful. Many thanks James. :-)
asim rafid (3 years ago)
go go James >>> you are a cool teacher
Karim Saad (3 years ago)
amazing
Omar Bautista (3 years ago)
Very useful as ever.
AlfonsinaPlutarco (3 years ago)
"You are not just good looking, you are smart too" :3
jang gal (2 years ago)
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Duchess zezo (3 years ago)
Thanks .. the lesson is very useful
alergeo1 (3 years ago)
8:03 butt for free)))
SandyG (3 years ago)
You sir, are a genius!
Diego Carrion Garay (3 years ago)
quite nice lesson thanks a lot
Salim Benjelloun (3 years ago)
You forgot to talk about (Owe), James! ! damn!!!!!
Danil Kononyhin (3 years ago)
Has James told us about "a loan"? I don't remember it.
Andrei Kudryashov (3 years ago)
Thanks, James. All of your lessons is just amazing. Like, as always ^_^
Daniel Maxton (1 month ago)
I know it's pointless but my inner Grammar Nazi couldn't go past your comment. "All of your lessons * are * just amazing." - Here you're talking about multiple lessons, i.e. you're using a plural form, which means you have to use the plural form of the verb * be *. "As always" - You don't need * like * here. * as * serves as a substitute for * like * in this expression.
Pepito Piscinas (3 years ago)
Thank you James!! You're very professional and your videos are very useful and funny! ;-)
med-steve (3 years ago)
great video James! very helpful and funny :) I just got one question: Can I also say "Hi, can I borrow a pen (from you)?" Instead of "can you lend me.."

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