Expressing Worth And Value In Korean: 가치가 없다/있다

When discussing the value or worth of something in Korean, V + 을 가치가 없다/있다 and N + 의 가치가 없다/있다 are commonly used expressions. They provide a way to convey the idea of something being worthwhile or not.

Expressing Worth in Actions

The structure V + 을 가치가 없다/있다 is used to determine the value or worth of an action:

몇몇 사람들은 대학에 다니는 것이 가치가 없다고 생각해요.
Some people think that it's not worth attending university.
그 영화를 볼 가치가 없어요.
This movie isn't worth watching.

Assigning Value to Nouns

With N + 의 가치가 없다/있다, the worth or value of a specific item or thing is addressed:

요즘 1파운드는 1540원 정도의 가치가 있어요.
These days £1 is worth about 1540 won.
이 자동차는 2백만원의 가치가 있어요.
My car is worth 2 million won.
이것은 가치가 얼마나 되나요?
How much is this worth?
그것은 별로 가치가 없다.
It's not worth much.

Understanding these structures is valuable when discussing the worthiness of actions or the monetary value of items in Korean. It allows for richer communication, ensuring clarity and nuance in exchanges.

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