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3 © 2010 Teachers Discovery Me gusta Me gusta is often translated as I like. Me gusta Me gusta is often translated as I like. Me gusta la pizza. = (I like pizza.) Me gusta el coche rojo. = (I like the red car.) Ejemplos:

4 © 2010 Teachers Discovery gustar Actually, the verb gustar does not translate well into English. I am pleased by the book, or The book pleases me, or The book is pleasing to me. I like the book In English, we would say, I like the book. but the meaning is really closer to Por ejemplo: Me gusta el libro.

5 © 2010 Teachers Discovery Otro ejemplo: Le gustan los panqueques. = (He is pleased by the pancakes.) In English, we would say: He likes pancakes. In English, we would say: He likes pancakes.

6 © 2010 Teachers Discovery gustar The verb gustar is conjugated to go with the thing you like, which is actually the subject of the sentence. gustar The verb gustar is conjugated to go with the thing you like, which is actually the subject of the sentence.

7 © 2010 Teachers Discovery Ejemplos: amanzana Me gusta la manzana. = (I like the apple.) angalletas Me gustan las galletas. = (I like cookies.)

8 © 2010 Teachers Discovery Gustar Gustar is almost always used with indirect object pronouns. Gustar Gustar is almost always used with indirect object pronouns. Indirect Object Pronouns Singular me me (me) te te ( you, familiar) le le (you, formal/him/her) Plural nos nos (us) os os (you, yall, you all familiar - Spain) les les (you/them)

9 © 2010 Teachers Discovery + form of gustar + what you like (indirect object pronoun) To talk about likes and dislikes gustar … with gustar … To talk about likes and dislikes gustar … with gustar … Use this formula!

10 © 2010 Teachers Discovery Ejemplos: Me gusta la música. = (I like music.) Le gusta la música. = (He/She likes music.) (You (formal) like the music.) Nos gusta la música. = (We like music.)

11 © 2010 Teachers Discovery gusta Use gusta if the thing you like is singular. Ejemplo: Me gusta el libro. = (I like the book.) gustan Use gustan if the things you like are plural. Ejemplo: Me gustan los tacos. = (I like tacos.) Remember, the verb is conjugated to agree with the subject of the sentence. gustar With gustar the subject is the thing or things you like. Remember, the verb is conjugated to agree with the subject of the sentence. gustar With gustar the subject is the thing or things you like.

12 © 2010 Teachers Discovery Me gusta la casa. = (I like the house.) Te gusta el cuarto. = (You [familiar] like the room.) Le gusta la silla. = (He/She likes the chair./You [formal] like the chair.) Nos gusta el hotel. = (We like the hotel.) ¿Os gusta la comida? = (Do you all [familiar] like the meal?) Les gusta el reloj. = (You all like the clock./They like the clock.) Ejemplos: Singular

13 © 2010 Teachers Discovery Me gustan las casas. = (I like the houses.) Te gustan los cuartos. = (You [familiar] like the rooms.) Le gustan las sillas. = (He/She likes the chairs./You [formal] like the chairs.) Nos gustan los hoteles. = (We like the hotels.) Os gustan las comidas. = (You all [familiar] like the meals.) Les gustan los relojes. = (You all like the clocks./They all like the clocks.) Más ejemplos: Plural

14 © 2010 Teachers Discovery Me gusta nadar. = (I like to swim.) Te gusta correr. = (You like to run.) Nos gusta leer. = (We like to read.) Ejemplos: gustar You can also use gustar with an infinitive! gustar You can also use gustar with an infinitive!

15 © 2010 Teachers Discovery Ejemplos: No me gusta el pescado. = dont (I dont like fish.) No No me gusta patinar. = do not (I do not like to skate.) To say someone does not like something, or does not like to do something use no before the phrase. To say someone does not like something, or does not like to do something use no before the phrase.

16 © 2010 Teachers Discovery Look closely at this example: Le gusta la silla. It is impossible to tell whether this means: 1. He likes the chair. 2. She likes the chair. 3. You [formal] like the chair. ¡OJO!¡OJO!

17 © 2010 Teachers Discovery The sentence may begin with a clarifying prepositional phrase: A él A él le gusta la silla. A ella A ella le gusta la casa. A usted A usted le gusta la bandera. For purpose of clarification

18 © 2010 Teachers Discovery A Ana le gusta bailar. = name: example – A Ana le gusta bailar. = (Ana likes to dance.) Al doctor le gusta trabajar. = noun: example – Al doctor le gusta trabajar. = (The doctor likes to work.) A nosotros nos gusta estudiar. = pronoun: example – A nosotros nos gusta estudiar. = (We like to study.) mí a mí – me gusta ti a ti – te gusta ustedélella a usted, él, ella – le gusta When you want to emphasize or identify the person you are talking about, use: When you want to emphasize or identify the person you are talking about, use: nosotros/as a nosotros/as – nos gusta vosotros/as a vosotros/as – os gusta ustedesellos/as a ustedes, ellos/as – les gusta A + These pronouns follow a : follow a :

19 © 2010 Teachers Discovery Me gusta leer. Nos gusta el español. (A ella) le gusta el libro. (A él) le gusta bailar. No les gustan las flores. (A ti) te gustan los zapatos. (A nosotros) nos gusta correr. (A usted) no le gustan los postres. I like to read. We like Spanish. She likes the book. He likes to dance. They dont like the flowers. You (familiar) like the shoes. We like to run. You (formal) do not like desserts. Check Your Knowledge!

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