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Conjugate valoir in Le Présent (present tense)

The verb valoir (to be worth) is irregular in Le Présent

VALOIR
je vaux
tu vaux
il / elle / on vaut
nous valons
vous valez
ils / elles valent


Listen to these examples:

J'en vaux vraiment la peine !I'm really worth it!

Tu vaux mieux que ça !You're better than this!

Ce vase Ming vaut plus que tu ne peux l'imaginer.This Ming vase is worth more than you can imagine.

Nous valons plus que ça !We're worth more than that!

Vous ne valez plus rien !You're not worth anything anymore!

Ces informations valent leur pesant d'or !This information is worth its weight in gold!

 

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Examples and resources

Vous ne valez plus rien !You're not worth anything anymore!
Nous valons plus que ça !We're worth more than that!
Ce vase Ming vaut plus que tu ne peux l'imaginer.This Ming vase is worth more than you can imagine.
Ces informations valent leur pesant d'or !This information is worth its weight in gold!
J'en vaux vraiment la peine !I'm really worth it!
Tu vaux mieux que ça !You're better than this!

Q&A Forum 3 questions, 7 answers

CharmondC1Kwiziq community member

valoir vs couter

Hello,

Just to confirm, worth here cannot mean the price of an object?

Asked 2 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Charmond,

Yes,  it can mean the price of an object.

e.g.

N'y touche pas, ça vaut cher! Don't touch it, it's expensive!

Tu peux le jeter, ça ne vaut pas cher! You can throw it away, it is not expensive!

Hope this helps!

 

 

CharmondC1Kwiziq community member

Thank you for the clarification.

But i actually meant to ask, if it can be interchanged with couter?

Le bague coute mille euros = The ring costs 1000 euros

Le bague vaut mille euros = The ring is worth(is valued at) 1000 euros

CécileKwiziq team member

Yes , you can say both .

Same difference as in English between to be worth and to cost.

But people will probably use 'valoir' for big ticket items and 'coûter' for smaller ones like carrots for instance.

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Note the change in meaning, however: something that is worth very little can still cost a lot.

valoir vs couter

Hello,

Just to confirm, worth here cannot mean the price of an object?

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HarrisC1Kwiziq community member

Ce vase Ming vaut plus que tu ne peux l'imaginer.

Ce vase Ming vaut plus que tu ne peux l'imaginer. This Ming vase is worth more than you can imagine. What is the purpose of "ne" here? The sentence doesn't seem to indicate any negative tense.
Asked 2 years ago
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
Bonjour Harris,

The lesson that you are working on is a level B1, the «ne explétif is covered in level C1 and is seen primarily with le subjonctif verb conjugations.

Here is the lesson if you are interested:
Understanding the 'ne' explétif%252Fsearch%253Fs%253Dne">Understanding the 'ne' explétif

That being said, if you are studying at B1, I wouldn't concern myself at this point with C1 lessons other than to familiarize with the «ne explétif» because you will probably run across this again several times before beginning the C1 level, primarily in examples.

J'espère que ma réponse vous aidera.
Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français, la langue de Molière.

Ce vase Ming vaut plus que tu ne peux l'imaginer.

Ce vase Ming vaut plus que tu ne peux l'imaginer. This Ming vase is worth more than you can imagine. What is the purpose of "ne" here? The sentence doesn't seem to indicate any negative tense.

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DonaldC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

La questionne a besoin de plus d'explication.

Asked 2 years ago
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonjour Donald, Would you be so kind as to be more precise about which question you are referring to in your query? à bientôt, j'espère
DonaldC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
I'm sorry I was using the wrong format. I need to refer to the exact question.

La questionne a besoin de plus d'explication.

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