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Pronunciation: /valwaʀ/

Translation of valoir in English:


  • valoir qch à qn to earn sb sth [praise, criticism] to win sb sth [friendship] to bring sb sth [problems]


  • 1valoir une fortune/cher to be worth a fortune/a lot ça vaut combien? how much is it worth? valoir de l'or [fig], to be very valuable
  • 2que vaut ce film/vin? what's that film/wine like? il ne vaut pas mieux que son frère he's no better than his brother ne rien valoir to be rubbish to be useless to be worthless la chaleur ne me vaut rien the heat doesn't suit me ça ne me dit rien qui vaille I don't like the sound of it
  • 3 to be as good as ton travail vaut bien/largement le leur your work is just as good/every bit as good as theirs rien ne vaut la soie nothing beats silk
  • 6faire valoir to put [sth] to work [money] to point out [necessity] to emphasize [quality] to assert [right] faire valoir que to point out that se faire valoir to push oneself forward

v refl (+ v être) (se valoir)

  • to be the same

v impers

  • il vaut mieux faire, mieux vaut faire it's better to do il vaut mieux que tu y ailles you'd better go

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