be worth

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be worth(
bi
 
wuhrth
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to equivalent in value to)
a. valer
Are you sure this jacket is worth the money you paid for it?¿Estás segura de que esta chaqueta vale lo que pagaste por ella?
2. (to have property or savings amounting to)
a. tener una fortuna por valor de
Bill is now a rich businessman, and he is worth millions of dollars.Bill es ahora un rico empresario y tiene una fortuna por valor de millones de dólares.
3. (to be justifiable)
a. valer la pena
It's worth seeing the movie just to watch the actor's performance.Vale la pena ver la película simplemente para ver la actuación del actor.
b. merecer la pena
Okay, it's not going to be easy, but it's worth trying.Vale, no va a ser fácil, pero merece la pena intentarlo.
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