1. nhat Senior Member

    France
    france
    In my context, Amortir means to compensate the cost of something by making the most of it.

    For example,
    a movie ticket costs 5 dollars. But the theater also sells a 50 dollar season ticket which makes it possible to watch an unlimited number of movies for one year. I decide to buy the season ticket.
    In this case, if I go to the theater more than 10 times, I will "amortir" the cost of my season ticket.

    Another example,
    If I go to an all-you-can-eat restaurant, the more I eat, the more I will "amortir" the price that I paid to go to that restaurant.

    I have come up with several solutions:
    -If I go to the theater more than 10 times, I will recoup the cost of my season ticket
    -If I go to the theater more than 10 times, I will make my season ticket pay for itself.
    -I will recoup the cost of my season ticket (after seeing/in) ? 10 movies
    -I will make my season ticket pay for itself (after seeing/in) ? 10 movies

    Which ones are correct ?
     
  2. broglet

    broglet Senior Member

    London
    English - England
    Toutes sont correctes nhat.

    Aussi possible: ' ... the ticket will have paid for itself' et ' ... will have been worthwhile'

    J'ai aussi entendu 'rentabiliser' dans ce sens.
     

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