Thanks for all your comments. It’s a tricky topic, isn’t it? By the way, the person I lent 1 million yen to had previously lent me 300,000 yen, so I was happy to lend him the money.
I borrowed money from him when I was moving house in Sapporo. I had a new job starting the following month, so I knew that I would have plenty of money, but I had rented an expensive place, and I didn’t have enough money to pay all the up-front costs. He lent me the money, and I paid him back within a couple of months.
The reason that he borrowed money from me was that he was sending money back to his country every month, and at one point, the exchange rate was really good, so he wanted to send as much as possible. He knew that I had money in the bank that was not earning any interest, so he asked if I would lend it to him so that he could send as much as possible at the good exchange rate. He then just started paying me every month instead of sending the money back home as usual. He paid it all back within a year. Actually, I think he might have paid me a bit more as well, but I can’t quite remember.
By the way, some of you may not like the idea of lending cash, but how about being a guarantor for someone’s loan or for their rent?
Anyway, here is some feedback on your comments.
May I ask why you put “have” before “told” here?
It’s not really necessary, but for me, this is an ongoing issue, so I used the present perfect to show that although this happened in the past, it still has present relevance. Of course, I wasn’t thinking that deeply when I wrote it, but if you asked me to analyse it, that would be the explanation.
I don’t want to lend money to or borrow money from my friends even close ones as the same reason as YU’s.
I wouldn’t want to lend money to or borrow money from friends, not even close ones, for the same reasons that YU gave.
I can’t really think of a situation where I would have to borrow such big an amount from a friend.
I can’t really think of a situation where I would have to borrow such a large amount from a friend.
Maybe when someone in my family gets in a car accident and needs a sudden operation?
Maybe if someone in my family got in a car accident and needed a sudden operation?
I buy tickets for trips or concerts for my friends when they and I go together and they do the same thing for me.
So if you guys find any mistakes, please teach me why it’s wrong and how to make proper sentence.
Hi Kai, because your comment was quite short, I’ll rewrite it for you.
I don’t think that borrowing or lending money is a good idea even if the person is a close friend. I agree with what Anne said about the danger of ruining a friendship. Borrowing and lending money is risky, and it could even ruin your life. For that reason, I don’t think we should borrow or lend money unless we are sure that we can trust the other person 100 percent. In that regard, I agree with what David said, too. Relationships are really complicated. I don’t know whether my sentences are correct or not. I think my English grammar is messed up. If you guys find any mistakes, please tell me what the mistakes are, why they are wrong, and how to correct them.
needless to say I wouldn’t do it to my friends.
needless to say, I wouldn’t do it for my friends.
If a good friend of mine wanted to borrow a large amount of money because they couldn’t borrow elsewhere and I thought they were trustworthy and could pay me back, I’m pretty sure I would lend it, providing I could afford to.
That’s very good to know, Kattie. I’ll send you details of my bank account later!
I think it takes more courage to borrow a large sum from a friend than to lend it.
but if the friends broke with me because I didn’t lend them money for reasons, I would think they weren’t friends indeed.
but if someone no longer wanted to be friends with me simply because I wouldn’t lend them money, I wouldn’t think of them as a “friend indeed” anyway.
If I were to lend, I’ll do it when I’m sure that I won’t blame my friend even though he/she can’t pay back to me.
If I were to lend someone some money, I would only do it if I were sure that I wouldn’t mind even if he or she couldn’t pay the money back.
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend.