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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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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!


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


Q&A

harris

Kwiziq community member

14 September 2017

1 reply

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.

Ron

Kwiziq community member

14 September 2017

14/09/17

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:
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/how-to-understand-the-ne-expletif

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.

Donald

Kwiziq community member

11 August 2017

2 replies

La questionne a besoin de plus d'explication.

Ron

Kwiziq community member

12 August 2017

12/08/17

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

Donald

Kwiziq community member

12 August 2017

12/08/17

I'm sorry I was using the wrong format. I need to refer to the exact question.
Getting that for you now.