Do Your parents give you an allowance?
Allowance = fixed sum or quantity regularly: His father made him an allowance of $ 20 a month.
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LET'S LISTEN TO (AND SING) SOME MUSIC ABOUT MONEY:
Choose your music and click on the link:
Money Talks (AC/DC)
Money (Pink Floyd)
Money for Nothing (Dire Straits)
Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Material Girl (Madonna)
Opportunities - Let's make lots of money (Pet Shop Boys)
God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday)
Money Changes Everything (Cyndi Lauper)
MONEY - Etymology
According to wikipedia, the word "money" is believed to originate from a temple of Hera, located on Capitoline, one of Rome's seven hills. In the ancient world Hera was often associated with money. The temple of Juno Moneta at Rome was the place where the mint of Ancient Rome was located. The name "Juno" may derive from the Etruscan goddess Uni (which means "the one", "unique", "unit", "union", "united") and Moneta either from the Latin word "monere" (remind, warn or instruct) or the Greek word "moneres" (alone, unique).
In the Western world, a prevalent term for coin-money has been specie, stemming from Latin in specie, meaning "in kind".
In Portugues the word "Monetário" comes from the Latin word "monere". That's it!
Now, let's watch a video by Marina Orlova. She explains why the world MINT has 5 different meanings: 1) a plant, 2) breath mint, 3) a place where money is made, 4) the condition of an item, 5) wealth, as in "She is worth a mint".
History of Money
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