May 22, 2006, 8:28 AM
Post #9 of 13
>>quote..vale comes from the word valor<<end quote<< Not so!
VALE comes from the verb valer which means to value, to have merit, to equal, etc. The present tense is valgo, vales, VALE, valemos, valen.
Once you know what the verb means and how to use it, the possibilites become endless. Valor (value/worth) is from the same root.
Endless possibilites starting with >Its OK! to >Boy is this good! >What a good woman! But if no is with it, >It's not worth much, >It's cheap, >That stock is valueless, etc.
A suggestion worth picking up is that when we find a verb form like "vale" we stick the r on it to make it the infinitive and then look up that verb in our handy-dandy dictionary.