Quick answer
"Cost" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "costar", and "value" is a noun which is often translated as "el valor". Learn more about the difference between "cost" and "value" below.
cost(
kast
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be valued at)
a. costar
The computer costs $2,000.La computadora cuesta $2,000.
b. valer
How much do these shoes cost?¿Cuánto valen estos zapatos?
2. (to cause to lose)
a. costar
Your mistakes are costing us our reputation.Tus errores nos cuestan la reputación.
3. (commerce)
a. calcular el costo de
I'd like you to cost the whole project.Quisiera que calcularas el costo de todo el proyecto.
b. presupuestar
I need a new gate. Could you cost it?Necesito un portón nuevo. ¿Me lo puede presupuestar?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (price)
a. el costo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The cost of beans went up this fall.El costo de los frijoles subió este otoño.
b. el coste
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Labor costs rose 1.5% in the second quarter of last year.Los costes laborales subieron 1,5% en el segundo trimestre del año pasado.
c. el precio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cost of oil has gone down.El precio del petróleo ha bajado.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(disadvantage)
a. el costo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The benefits of the deal outweigh the costs.Los beneficios del negocio superan los costos.
costs
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (legal)
a. las costas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The plaintiff was ordered to pay costs. El demandante fue condenado a pagar las costas.
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value(
vahl
-
yu
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (price)
a. el valor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The value of the house will only increase due to its location.El valor de la casa no hará más que aumentar debido a su ubicación.
2. (finance)
a. el valor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Between January and April, the value of the dollar increased by 15% against the value of the euro.Entre enero y abril, el valor del dólar aumentó un 15% frente al valor del euro.
3. (importance)
a. el valor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That necklace has great sentimental value to me because my grandmother gave it to me.Ese collar tiene un gran valor sentimental para mí porque me lo regaló mi abuela.
4. (merit)
a. el valor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Such gestures only have value if they are made out of principle and not out of interest.Gestos así solo tienen valor si se hacen por principios y no por interés.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to appreciate)
a. valorar
What do you value most in a friend?¿Qué es lo que más valoras en un amigo?
b. apreciar
I value the time that we spend together.Aprecio el tiempo que pasamos juntos.
6. (to assess)
a. evaluar
They will value all antiques at the pawn shop.Evaluarán todas las antigüedades en la casa de empeño.
b. tasar
Before selling the house, an appraiser valued it.Antes de vender la casa, un tasador la tasó.
c. valuar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The dealership valued the used car at $5,000.El concesionario valuó el coche usado en $5,000.
values
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (principles)
a. los valores
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She's a good girl with a strong set of values.Es una buena chica con muy sólidos valores.
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