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Spanish Expressions with Gustaría

What are some Spanish expressions with gustaría?

How to translate Spanish expressions with gustaría?. Buenos días o buenas tardes o buenas noches (good morning or good afternoon or good night). ¿Cómo están ustedes?… (How are you all). Today we are going to study “Gustaría” which means “would like”, a handy expression to know.

 

Let’s see (Veamos):

Me gustaría

Te gustaría

Le gustaría

Nos gustaría

Les gustaría I would like

You would like

He, She, You (formal) would like

We would like

They, You (plural) would like

 

Do you remember gustar from last lesson? Well Gustaría is a form of gustar, therefore we used it with the indirect object pronouns (me, te, le, nos, les).

Sometimes we used gustar with a prepositional phrase just to make it clear of whom we are talking about. We Spanish speakers very often use phrases with a (to), such as a Pedro (to Pedro) 

Example:

A Pedro le gusta estudiar español (To Pedro he likes to study Spanish, or Pedro likes to study Spanish).

A Pedro le gustaría estudiar español (To Pedro he would like to study Spanish, or Pedro would like to study Spanish).

A María le gusta la lección de español (To Maria She likes the Spanish lesson, or Maria likes the Spanish lesson).

A María le gustaría una lección de español (To Maria She would like a Spanish lesson, or Maria would like a Spanish lesson).

 What does gustaría mean?

Note: This probably does not make much sense in English but that is how we say it in Spanish. Remember languages are not logical.

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Ahora vamos a repetir estas frases en voz alta (Now let’s repeat these phrases aloud):

 

Me gustaría visitar un país hispano (I would like to visit a Hispanic country).

Te gustaría viajar a lugares remotos (You would like to travel to remote places).

A Juan le gustaría aprender más vocabulario (Juan would like to learn more vocabulary).

A Elena le gustaría caminar en el centro de la ciudad (Elena would like to walk downtown).

Nos gustaría aprender español en el extranjero (We would like to learn Spanish overseas).

A los estudiantes les gustaría escuchar musica latina (The students would like to listen to Latin music).

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Spanish Idioms

¡Qué calor! = How hot- more literally ‘what heat!’

¡Qué feo! =How ugly!

¡Qué ridículo! =How ridiculous!

¡Qué malcriado! W=hat a brat!

El burro hablando de orejas =The donkey speaking about ears/The tea pot calling the kettle black

No hay mal que por bien no venga =There is nothing bad from which good doesn’t come

No todo lo que brilla es oro = Not all/everything that shines/glitters is gold

 

Note: Spanish uses 2 exclamation marks, one upside down to open a sentence, and one regular one to finish it.

 

Read more about me gusta in Spanish:

Spanish verb gustar practice

Me gustan | Verbs like gustar

Gustar conjugation in Spanish

Gustar in Spanish | Quizlet

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