no vale gran cosa

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no vale gran cosa(
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bah
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grahn
 
koh
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sah
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (it isn't very good)
a. it's not up to much
¿Viste la exposición? - Sí, y no vale gran cosa.Did you see the exhibition? - Yes, and it's not up to much.
b. isn't up to much
El apartamento no vale gran cosa, pero tiene una terraza enorme.The apartment isn't up to much, but it has a huge terrace.
c. it's not much good
¿Te gustó la película? - Le dieron mucha publicidad, pero no vale gran cosa.Did you like the movie? - It got a lot of publicity, but it's not much good.
d. isn't much good
El libro no vale gran cosa, pero la película me encantó.The book isn't much good, but I loved the movie.
2. (he or she isn't very attractive)
a. he's not much to look at (masculine)
No vale gran cosa, pero es muy simpático.He's not much to look at, but he's very nice.
b. she's not much to look at (feminine)
¿Es guapa su novia? - La verdad es que no vale gran cosa.Is his girlfriend good-looking? - The truth is, she's not much to look at.
c. isn't much to look at
Lucía no vale gran cosa, pero siempre tiene unos novios guapísimos.Lucia isn't much to look at, but she always has really good-looking boyfriends.
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