Capítulo A Preliminar Gramática 12 - Gustar and similar verbs

Capítulo A Preliminar Gramática 12 - Gustar and similar verbs

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Gustar and Similar Verbs ( Gustar y verbos parecidos) ¿Te gusta mi coche? Sí, me gusta mucho.
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Gustar = to be pleasing gusto gustas gusta gustamos gustáis gustan Gustar is a completely regular - ar verb in its conjugation. Gustar is used to express preferences, likes, and dislikes; however, gustar means “to be pleasing,” and is constructed very differently from the English “to like.”
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I like it. In English, we say . . . In Spanish, “it” becomes the subject of the sentence and we It’s pleasing to me. Gustar = to be pleasing In Spanish, the thing or things that we like are expressed as being “pleasing to us.” . . . where “it” is the direct object. “I” is then expressed as the indirect object phrase “to me.”
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I like Spanish. Spanish is pleasing to me. El español gusta me. But, of course, in Spanish, pronouns must be placed before conjugated verbs. me gusta. In Spanish, this would literally be . . . Now, it so happens that, by convention, the subject (in this case El español ) is generally placed at the end of the sentence with this type of construction. Let’s start by talking about something we all like.
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2008 for the course SPA 201 taught by Professor All during the Summer '08 term at Lake City CC.

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Capítulo A Preliminar Gramática 12 - Gustar and similar verbs

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