This PowerPoint reviews the names of common foods that are mentioned and discussed in class. The end of the presentation reviews how to express your likes and dislikes of foods using the expression “Me gusta” and “No me gusta” or “Me gustan” or “No me gustan.”
Las comidas El pan
El frijol (these are beans— very important in Mexican cooking)
La carne (the meat)
El maíz (very important in Mexican cooking) El elote
El chile (very important in Mexican cooking)
El jugo de naranja
¿Te gusta? To ask if someone likes something we say, “¿Te gusta?” Literally, it means “ Does this please you?” To ask if someone likes a particular food you would add the name of the food to the end of the sentence above. The next slides give some examples.
¿Te gusta la pera? To answer the question you can say, “Sí, me gusta la pera.” or “No, no me gusta la pera.”
¿Te gusta el taco? “Sí, me gusta el taco.” or “No, no me gusta el taco.”
If you are talking about more than one food (a plural amount, like cookies or apples) then the question you use is a little different. You ask ¿Te gustan? This is because the real subject of the sentence is the thing that pleases you, not you—it’s very different from how we think of this in English. The next slide gives an example of how to use this.
¿Te gustan los palomitas? “Sí, me gustan las palomitas.” or “No, no me gustan las palomitas.”
What now? Use this presentation to practice as often as you need to in order to feel more comfortable with these new words. Also, practice using the expressions “me gusta” and “no me gusta” with this vocabulary. If you have any questions about anything on this or anything from class or my webpage, please let me know. I’m happy to help clear up any confusion.