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"It cost" is a phrase which is often translated as "costó", and "it costs" is a phrase which is often translated as "cuesta". Learn more about the difference between "it cost" and "it costs" below.
it cost(
iht
 
kast
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (was valued at)
a. costó
See that cheap-looking purse? It cost $500.¿Ves ese bolso que parece barato? Costó $500.
b. valió
I'd better take good care of my cell phone. It cost $300!Debo de cuidar mi celular. ¡Valió $300!
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (caused a loss)
a. costó
That war was brutal. It cost tens of thousands of lives.Esa guerra fue brutal. Costó decenas de miles de vidas.
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it costs(
ihd
 
kasts
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (value of something)
a. cuesta
I want to by a new amp for my guitar, but it costs a lot of money.Quiero comprar un nuevo amplificador para mi guitarra, pero cuesta mucho dinero.
b. vale
My computer is newer, so it costs more than yours.Mi computadora es más nueva, por lo que vale más que la tuya.
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