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no vale la pena
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
a. it's not worth
No vale la pena enfadarse por una tontería así.It's not worth getting angry about such a silly thing.
b. it's not worth it
¿Quieres que hable con él? - No, no vale la pena. No cambiaría nada.Do you want me to talk to him? - No, it's not worth it. It wouldn't change anything.
c. it's not worth the trouble
Podríamos presentar una queja en el departamento de atención al cliente, pero no vale la pena.We could make a complaint at the customer service department, but it's not worth the trouble.
no direct translation
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
Yo creo que no vale la pena ir hasta el museo para estar allí solo media hora.I don't think it's worth going all the way to the museum to be there only for half an hour.
El libro es estupendo, pero la película no vale la pena.The book is great, but the movie is not worth seeing.
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