Does tillbringar refer only to spending time, or can it mean spending money too?
Only to spending time. Although a tillbringare is a pitcher (in the sense of jug, not baseball player).
Tack. Do you know of any useful websites to clarify these things?
Not really, I'm afraid. You could try wiktionary, but that's in Swedish.
I find wiktionary in Swedish useful. I usually try to make sense of the Swedish, then hit the translate button in Chrome. Wiktionary tends to use proper grammar, so the machine translation is usually understandable.
I founf ord.se gives me a better idea on the meaning and the usage of each word.
Also I have downloaded the Forvo app for pronunciation, it has audio from real native swedish speakers.
I am not a native speaker, but this may work: "Vi spenderar pengar i affären". ("We spend money at the store").
Interesting, like German "verbringen". Why does English always have to use a different word or construction from the other Germanic languages?
There are actually cognates to the English 'spend' in other Germanic languages.
And "to spend" and cognates come from Latin "expendere".
Swedish Wiktionary lists two possible forms of past tense: tillbringade and tillbragte. I assume the first form is more common, but is the second form used at all? Or is it more archaic?
Tillbringade is the only form used. The other one is very archaic indeed.
-We pass the afternoon together- seems to be quite acceptable to me but was rejected by DL. I tried to report it, but could not find the way to the reporting function at the end of the lesson.
Att tillbringa should be added to Tinycards.
Three years later and I still haven't run across tillbringa in any lessons.