valer

Pronúncia: bəlɛ́
    verb transitiu
  1. [diners] to cost.
  2. to be worth.
  3. matemàtiques to equal, be equal.
  4. to amount to.
  5. en aquest cas X val 10 in that case X equals 10.
  6. en Joan val més or del que pesa John is worth his weight in gold.
  7. això no val res this is worthless, this is rubbish.
  8. aquest noi no val res [és lleig] this boy’s very ugly.
  9. (ídem) [té poca vàlua] this boy is worthless.
  10. aquell assumpte li va valer un disgust that affair earned him an upset, that affair got him into trouble.
  11. la seva conducta li ha valgut moltes crítiques his behaviour earned him a lot of criticism.
  12. val més que tornis aviat you’d better come back early.
  13. val més tard que mai better late than never.
  14. val més no fer-ho it’s better not to do it.
  15. val més que hi vagis tu it would be better for you to go.
  16. val la pena it’s worthwhile.
  17. val la pena + infinitiu it’s worth + gerundi.
  18. no val la pena it’s not worth the trouble.
  19. verb intransitiu
  20. [persona] to be worthy.
  21. to have one’s (merits \ qualities).
  22. és un home que val he’s a worthy man, he’s a man of some quality, he has his points.
  23. no val per a res he’s useless, he’s a dead loss.
  24. (ídem) [coses] to be of use, be useful.
  25. s’ha de llençar tot allò que no valgui we must throw out everything that is no use.
  26. això no val! [en un joc, etc.] that doesn’t count, that’s not allowed!, you can’t do that
  27. no s’hi val! [en un joc, etc.] that’s not fair!, there’s no right!
  28. val a dir que… one must say that…, it must be said that….
  29. està una mica tocat del bolet, valgui l’expressió he’s a bit cracked, so to speak.
  30. fer-se valer to assert oneself.
  31. es feia valer els seus drets he asserted his rights.
  32. verb pronominal
  33. valer-se de to make use of, avail oneself of.
  34. (ídem) dret etc. to exercise.
  35. valer-se per si mateix to help oneself, shift for oneself, manage by oneself.
  36. poder valer-se to be able to manage.
  37. no es pot valer (per si mateix) he is helpless.
  38. masculí
  39. worth, value.