When do we use the verb gustar? To express likes or dislikes
The verb gustar How many forms of the verb gustar? –TWO! –Gusta –Gustan How do we know which form to choose? –Look at the word AFTER gusta/gustan
Gusta Use the verb gusta if what you like is : –Singular –or-- –Infinitive Me gusta el chocolate. Me gusta dormir.
Gustan Use the verb gustan if what you like is plural Me gustan los perros.
Subjects To show who is doing the liking, use: –I: A mí me… –You (informal): A ti te… –He: A él le… –She: A ella le… –You (formal): A Ud. le…
Subjects To show who is doing the liking, use: –We: A nosotros nos… –You guys/girls: A vosotros os… –They: A ellos les… –They: A ellas les… –Y’all: A Uds. les…
Subjects If you want any other subject, just put an “A” in front of it. –A Juan le … If there are multiple subjects, put an “A” in front of both. –A Juan y a Luisa les…
Subjects Be careful! If you want to use “I”, it’s still “A mí” –A Juan y a mí nos… Be careful! If you want to use “you”, it’s still “a ti” –A Juan y a ti les…
Tricky subjects ____ y yo → think → A ___ y a mí nos ____ y tú → think → A ___ y a ti les ____ y ____ → think → A ___ y a ___ les
How to write a sentence Step 1. Figure out if you are liking a single thing, a plural thing, or an activity. –Single thing: use gusta –Plural thing: use gustan –Activity (verb): use gusta Ejemplo: Lisa and I like dogs. –Ejemplo: los perros → gustan (b/c it’s plural)
How to write a sentence Step 2: Figure out the subject and write your “a” clause –Subject = Lisa and I –A clause: A Lisa y a mí nos
How to write a sentence Step 3. Put all the parts together A Lisa y a mí nos gustan los perros.
Sample Guadalupe and Nacho like to run. Step 1: What is being liked? –To run → activity –Activity → use gusta Step two: Subjects –Guadalupe and Nacho –A Guadalupe y a Nacho –les
Sample Guadalupe and Nacho like to run. Step 3: Put the parts together A Guadalupe y a Nacho les gusta correr.
Other verbs Other words that work like gustar: Chocar: to strongly dislike Encantar: to strongly like no gustar: to dislike
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