"Combien ça coûte ?"

Translation:How much is it worth?

September 13, 2013



I said "How much does this cost?". Could someone explain why this was marked wrong?

September 13, 2013


It shouldn't be, your sentence is a good translation

September 13, 2013


same here....I wrote "how much does it cost?"...and lost a heart..:(

September 27, 2013


"How much does it cost?" was listed as one of the correct solutions.

September 28, 2013


It's accepted now.

October 10, 2014


Nope sadly it isn't. Just made the same 'mistake'. Strange, because two sentences back they said that 'Côut' means 'costs'

August 31, 2019


Unfortunately it isn't :(

August 28, 2019


"How much is it?" is another valid translation.

July 7, 2018


r you really a human being :O

November 19, 2018


I agree. Report it.

August 21, 2019



That's what I put this time, and you're right, Duo accepted that answer. Merci

September 5, 2019


"Combien ca coute" = "How much does it cost"; "How much is it worth" = "Combien cela vaut-il".

July 5, 2019


Thanks, there is a distinct difference between asking price (cost) and worth

July 24, 2019


Why is it not combien coute ca?

October 21, 2014


Because French grammar isn't like English grammar. Don't ask me why exactly, I'm no teacher :P

September 15, 2018


It's crazy to learn such a basic sentence at the very end of the tree !!!

March 19, 2015


Is this more common than , "quel est le prix de..."?

October 9, 2016


I was given word tiles to translate, and the intended answer was "How much is it worth". Seriously, I don't think "how much does it cost?" and "how much is it worth?" are the same thing. A glass of water costs next to nothing but is infinitely valuable if you are thirsty. A collectable or luxury item might cost a fortune, but the actual worth could be quite debatable.

July 24, 2019


@linguistkris, I fully agree with you. I'm hoping for Sitesurf's perspective on this word. fingers are crossed

September 2, 2019


@linguistkris, your next time through the word tile version leave off the word "worth", and just say, "How much is it ?" (Duo accepts that)

September 5, 2019


also had problems with "How much does that cost." if that is wrong, can someone provide a French translation with "that."

September 28, 2013


This might be a very old question, but it's interesting nonetheless cause I could also use some clarification.

I think when you want to ask about something far from you, you use "là", so you would use "Combien cela côute?". I think the literal translation would be "What does that over there cost", but the translation would be what you mean.

February 14, 2014


Ça is short for cela. It means that or this.

April 6, 2019


This answer is correct as of June 22, 2014.

June 22, 2014


"How much is it Worth." Is what Duo seems to be after these days, (9/2/19) I don't know why it's translated as "worth", rather than "cost"... I was hoping to find an explanation that would help me understand.

September 2, 2019


So far duolingo taught me 3 ways to say the same thing Combien ça coûte.., Combien ça coû.., and ça coûte combien. Please tell me what is the difference between the first two (coû and coûte). Is it a feminine masculine reason ?

November 5, 2018


You must have misunderstood something because "coû" isn't a word; the closest equivalent is "cou", a noun that means "neck". Also, verbs are not gendered in French; only nouns and the adjectives modifying them are.

August 21, 2019


When i entered this for "how much does this cost?" earlier it said i was wrong and the correct anseer was "ca coute combien?". Help?

January 17, 2019


Ca coute combien and combien ca coute are both valid

June 2, 2019


"How much is it worth" is a judgement on the value for money. "how much does it cost" is reading the price tag.

August 25, 2019



Worth = subjective $ Cost = set $

September 2, 2019


How come the other question was "combien coute la bierre" and this one is "combien ça coute?"

July 15, 2014


is this the same meaning as "ca coute combien"? (excuse the lack of accents)

May 30, 2019



June 2, 2019


I put "how much is this worth". How is it wrong?

July 8, 2019


It isn't; report it.

August 21, 2019


What something costs is not necessarily the same as what it is worth. "How much is it worth?" = "Combien ça vaut ?" or "Comment est-ce que ça vaut ?" "Combien ça coûte ?" = "How much does it cost?"

August 27, 2019


Bad translation. It should be how much does it cost?

September 11, 2019


Worth has a totally different meaning to cost. I am not sure why Duo is using it as an option. You don't ask in a shop how much a dress is worth. You ask how much it is, or what is the price. worth is similar to value and is not the same as cost.

September 12, 2019


Can somebody explain why not "How much costs that?"

October 28, 2016


A native English speaker would never say it this way.

March 1, 2018


Its not grammatically correct

November 3, 2018


You need to form a question using the "periphrastic do" in English; your sentence is more like an interlinear translation from German (although that kind of structure would have been quite fine in English until a few centuries ago!).

July 24, 2019


how much is the cost is still not accepted, someone please explain

May 24, 2017


What is the cost might be acceptable but how much is the cost doesn't make sense

November 3, 2018


Why.....How much this costs... is not acceptable?

January 7, 2018


You'd need to have a "does" in there, and change "costs" to "cost": How much does this cost?

March 1, 2018


"Combien ça coûte ?" and C'est combien ??? DO french people prefer one over the other??

May 13, 2019


I believe combien ca coute is a bit more polite, but I don't think it makes much of a difference, perhaps a native could tell us? :)

June 2, 2019


Combien ça coûte? My answer is " how much does this cost" why did I got as wrong?

June 23, 2019


"How much does this cost?" is an accepted translation. You must've either made a typo or run into a bug.

August 21, 2019


In the word bank, coute is translated as "cost". It makes more sense also when asking the price of something!

July 17, 2019


The grading in this section seems inconsistent snd arbitrary.

August 1, 2019


How much is this worth? ... I wrote this and it was marked as wrong. Is it wrong or not?

August 9, 2019


I answered"how much is this worth" but the correct answer is "how much is IT worth". I think they mean the same thing

September 5, 2019


Shouldn't "how much is this worth?" be correct also?

September 9, 2019


I wrote "How much this cost?" Seems like a literal direct translation, how am I supposed to know coûte means worth instead of cost? Am I wrong?

September 13, 2019


One of the question in English to French was "How much does this cost?" and the answer in French "Combien ca coute ?" was well accepted but not vice versa. Doulingo's one way traffic ?

September 14, 2019, 1:46 PM


I wrote “how much it costs”. I got it wrong...!

July 10, 2019


That's because that's not a grammatically correct sentence in modern English. It's "How much does it cost?".

August 21, 2019


Boi I can't type the accent

April 16, 2019


I think my response should be correct, i wrote, how much it costs !

December 30, 2014


no one says it like that

November 5, 2018


You're answer isn't proper English or even a literal translation. You left out the word "does". The correct answer would be "how much does it/this cost". Also, it's not a statement so if you included the exclamation point too, it would be wrong since it's a question.

April 9, 2019
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