The use of vaut?

KrisA2Kwiziq community member

The use of vaut?

Whilst not directly on this subject but is anyone able to explain the use of "vaut" from the example. Il vaut mieux le faire soi même. 

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Kris,

It is the verb 'valoir' which meant to be worth something and you can use in the  literal way to mean the worth/the price :

Ce bureau vaut 125 € This desk is worth €125

When used as an impersonal expression with only 'il' or sometimes 'ça' 

followed by 'vaut'it indicates a general comment or a saying/proverb.

Il vaut mieux entendre ça que d'être sourd = (It's) better to hear that than be deaf 

Ça vaut la peine de venir It's worth your while coming

Il vaut mieux le faire soi-même = (It's) better to do it yourself 

Ça ne vaut pas le coup! It's not worth it!

Hope this helps!

The use of vaut?

Whilst not directly on this subject but is anyone able to explain the use of "vaut" from the example. Il vaut mieux le faire soi même. 

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