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Me Gusta in Spanish

Me Gusta in Spanish Translation

Verbs like "gustar" in spanish

Learn how to use me gusta in Spanish. The verb “gustar” requires use of the indirect object pronouns.

Note: The only forms of “gustar” you will use are “gusta” and “gustan”

e.g.

Me gusta la fresa.
I like the strawberry

Te gusta el programa.
You like the program.

Nos gusta el color azul.
We like the color blue.

Me gustan las fresas.
I like the strawberries

Te gustan los programas.
You like the programs.

Nos gustan los colores.
We like the colors.


Note: Remember, “gustar” becomes either “gusta” or “gustan”, depending upon whether the subject of the sentence is singular or plural.

e.g.

Subject /Singular Subject/Plural Subject

Yo (I)/Me gusta la casa/Me gustan las casas

Tú (You)(Informal)/Te gusta el libro/Te gustan los libros

Él /Ella(He/She)/Le gusta la ropa/Le gustan las ropas

Usted (You)(Formal)/Le gusta  la playa/Le gustan las playas

Nosotros(as)(We)/Nos gusta  el refresco/Nos gustan los refrescos

Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)/Os gusta  la competencia/Os gustan las competencias

Ellos(as)(They)/Les gusta la canción/Les gustan las canciones

Ustedes(You)(Formal)/Les gusta el ejercicio/Les gustan los ejercicios


Note: For purposes of clarification, the sentence will often begin with a prepositional phrase that clarifies just who the indirect object pronoun refers to.

e.g.

A ella le gustan los frijoles.
She likes the beans

A él le gustan los frijoles.
He likes the beans

A usted le gustan los frijoles.
You (formal) like the beans.

A ellos les gusta la comida.
They like the food.

A nosotros nos gusta la comida.
We like the food


Note: As you can see, by adding a prepositional phrase, we remove the ambiguity of the “le” form.

Note: You can also use a prepositional phrase to add emphasis, even if there is no ambiguity.


e.g.

A Julia le gusta el café.
Julia likes coffee.

A mí me gusta la sopa caliente.
I like hot soup.


– Here is a list of verbs similars to “gustar”

aburrir – to bore

fascinar – to be fascinating to

bastar – to be sufficient

importer – to be important to

caer bien (mal) – to (not) suit

interesar – to be interesting to

dar asco – to be loathsome

molestar – to be a bother

disgustar – to hate something

parecer – to appear to be

doler (o:ue) – to be painful

picar – to itch

encantar – to “love” something

quedar – to be left over, remain

faltar – to be lacking something

volver (o:ue) loco – to be crazy about

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