"How much does a book cost?"

February 21, 2013


Can't you also say: C'est combien, un livre?

February 21, 2013

Yes, that is something you could say, though it is less academic than the proposed structure, that you would use in writing.

February 22, 2013

Could you use the verb "valoir"? So it would be "Combien vaut un livre?"?

April 9, 2013

mais oui, no problem with that.

Note: "valoir" is the same family as "valeur" (value). Therefore, in certain context, "valoir" may not related to a sum of money but to a "worth" if you see what I mean?

April 9, 2013

Ah ok so it would be better for a sentence like "How much is that book worth to you?" rather than one purely about money. Think I've got that, thanks!

April 9, 2013

We understand each other...

April 9, 2013

Why is the generic structure "combien ca coute" for how much does that cost, and "combien coute un livre" when asking about a specific item?

May 14, 2013

I think you answered your own question in the asking?

May 15, 2013
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