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  • Hello, everyone.

  • My name is Robert, and in this video, I'm going to talk about two expressions that describe how people use or control money.

  • one is positive and one is negative.

  • All right, so these two adjectives, the first one we're going to talk about Is stingy.

  • Okay, now let's focus on the pronunciation 1st.

  • Stingy.

  • A lot of my students, uh, mistakenly say sting E.

  • Okay, you gotta be very careful.

  • It is pronounced stingy.

  • And what does stingy mean?

  • Well, someone who is stingy, uh, they don't like to spend money.

  • They don't like to share money.

  • Okay.

  • They are very greedy.

  • They are not generous.

  • They are exactly like Scrooge.

  • You may have.

  • You may have heard or know about Scrooge.

  • He is a very stingy guy.

  • He does not want to share any of his money.

  • All right, so to help us understand stingy a little bit better.

  • Let's look at a few example Sentences.

  • Okay, So the first example for stingy he doesn't want to give his son bus money.

  • He is stingy.

  • Alright.

  • So yeah, this father doesn't want to give his son any bus money.

  • Okay, That's a very stingy guy.

  • Let's look at the next example.

  • I was so thirsty, but my sister wouldn't buy me water.

  • She's stingy.

  • Okay, again, my sister.

  • Very bad.

  • I'm so thirsty.

  • But she wouldn't buy me even water.

  • Yeah, she's very stingy.

  • Okay, so we just saw some examples of stingy.

  • I hope you are not stingy.

  • It's a very negative word to call someone.

  • But there is a positive word.

  • And that's our next word.

  • That word is frugal.

  • Listen to the pronunciation.

  • Frugal.

  • Okay, so a person who is frugal, uh, they don't like to waste money.

  • Alright.

  • They like to save money or keep their money and control their money.

  • Very well.

  • So, for example, uh, someone goes to the market to buy some items or some things.

  • They're probably going to buy the cheaper items.

  • Okay, They don't like to waste money on brand names or expensive items.

  • Okay, So people who like to spend less money for things, uh, to save money, they are frugal.

  • Alright, So let's take a look at a few examples to understand.

  • Frugal.

  • Okay, let's look at the first example for frugal.

  • My father usually takes the bus to work instead of driving.

  • He is frugal.

  • So, yeah, the father takes the bus instead of driving.

  • So he's probably saving money on the oil price.

  • He's a very frugal guy.

  • Let's look at the next example.

  • My sister always uses coupons when she buys something at the store.

  • She is frugal.

  • Okay, so she's always using coupons to save money.

  • She's very frugal.

  • All right, so those were the examples of frugal.

  • Okay, so, again, stingy is negative.

  • So if you say to someone Oh, you are stingy, Okay?

  • It's a very negative thing.

  • That person, uh, doesn't want to share their money.

  • They just want to keep their money.

  • But on the other hand, if you say to someone Oh, you are quite frugal.

  • Okay, that's kind of a compliment.

  • Meaning they are good at controlling their money and not wasting money.

  • All right, so that's it.

Hello, everyone.

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Stingy and Frugal Difference, Meaning, and Pronunciation with Example English Sentences

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/12/14
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