Verbs Like Gustar Page 4 - Para Empezar Avancemos 3
Verbs Like gustar l You already know several verbs that always use indirect objects:
Verbs Like gustar l encantar to be highly pleasing l gustarto be pleasing l importarto be important l interesarto be of interest
Verbs Like gustar l These verbs all use a similar construction: indirect object pronoun + verb + subject
Verbs Like gustar l Me gusta el béisbol. l Literally: Baseball is pleasing to me.
Verbs Like gustar l The two forms of these verbs that are most commonly used are the Ud./él/ella and Uds./ellos/ellas forms.
Verbs Like gustar l ¿Te interesan los deportes? l Literally: Are sports interesting to you?
Verbs Like gustar l Remember that in the previous sentences, the subjects are béisbol and deportes, and me and te are indirect object pronouns.
Can you fill in the blanks? l A mí gustan los deportes. l A ella le leer. (interests) l A nosotros gusta bailar. l A ellos aburre estudiar. l A vosotros molestan los gatos. l A usted duele la cabeza. l A tí te los Jets. (loves)
Now translate the sentences… l The actor loves science fiction. l My mom likes potatos. l Fishing does not interest you. (be careful) l The film bothers him. l I dont like to go to bed. It makes me cry. l Does she like to go shopping?