Grammar Review Underline the subject, verb, and direct object in the sentence below: I like the book. I like the book.
I like the book. Subject VerbDirect Object (D.O.)
The Verb Gustar 1. The word “like” does not exist in Spanish. 2. The infinitive “gustar” means “to please” and replaces “to like”. 3. “I like the book.” and “The book pleases me.” mean the same thing. They are expressing the same idea.
Rewrite the sentence below replacing “like” with “pleases”. I like the book. Subject Verb (D.O.) The book pleases me. Subject Verb indirect objectpronoun Subject Verb indirect objectpronoun (I.O.P.) (I.O.P.)
Rewrite the sentence in Spanish. The book pleases me. El libro gusta me.
***4. The Flipper Rule: ALL OBJECT PRONOUNS COME BEFORE THE VERB.**** El libro gusta me. New sentence is going to be: El libro me gusta.
5. Many Spanish people will say: “Me gusta el libro.” Know that: “Me gusta el libro” & “El libro me gusta” mean the same thing. They are interchangeable.
6. The verb “gustar” is conjugated to agree with the subject of the sentence. El libro me gusta. Los libros me gustan. If the subject is singular the verb will take 3 rd person singular form. If the subject is plural the verb will take 3 rd person plural form.
Practice exercises 1. I like soccer. 2. I like French fries. 3. I like Burger King. 4. I don’t like tomatoes. 5. I like Spanish class. 6. I don’t like hamburgers. 1. El fútbol me gusta. 2. Las papas fritas me gustan. 3. Burger King me gusta. 4. Los tomates no me gustan. 5. La clase de español me gusta. 6. Las hamburguesas no me gustan
Verbs that work like gustar 1. Interesar 2. Aburrir ***3. Doler 4. Molestar 5. Importar to interest to bore to ache/hurt to bother to care
Emphasis on Clarity To emphasize or clarify who likes, loves, or does not like something, add the following to the beginning of the sentence: A mí To me A nosotros A ti To you A él, ella, usted A ellos, ellas, ustedes
About the Singer Manu Chao (José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao) was born in Spain to Spanish parents He is 51 years old Manu Chao was born around the time Francisco Franco became dictator of Spain. His grandfather was sentenced to death. To avoid Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, his parents moved the family to the outskirts of Paris shortly after Manu’s birth.
About the Singer He began his musical career in Paris He sings in French, Spanish, English, Intalian, Galician, Arabic, & Portuguese. His most famous song Me Gustas Tú.
Lyrics to the Song Chorus has some French in it. – –Je ne sais pas – –Je ne sais plus – –Je suis perdu