An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (worth doing)
a. valer la pena
There are many towns off the beaten path that are worthwhile visiting.Hay muchos pueblos apartados del circuito turístico que valen la pena visitar.
b. merecer la pena
Getting to the truth was difficult, but it was worthwhile.Descubrir la verdad fue difícil, pero mereció la pena.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
to be worthwhilemerecer or valer la pena
worthwhile [ˈwɜːθˈwaɪl]
[+activity, enterprise, job] que vale la pena; [+cause] loable
they have a strong need to be involved in constructive and worthwhile activities a worthwhile job a worthwhile career she has given generously and regularly of her time to support this worthwhile venture
a worthwhile film una película seria or que merece atención; it makes it all worthwhile le da sentido a todo; to be worthwhile (worthy) valer or merecer la pena
it's worthwhile booking a table first
it would be worthwhile seeing or to see him convendría verlo
it proved to be a very worthwhile exercise
I had nothing worthwhile to say no tenía nada interesante que decir
when you see your baby asleep in your arms, it makes it all worthwhile
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