verbslikegustar

verbslikegustar - This is a good time to discuss the verb...

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This is a good time to discuss the verb "gustar" because using it requires use of the IO pronouns. Me gusta el cuarto. I like the room. Nos gustan los libros. We like the books. In English, the following sentences are correct: I like the room. We like the books. Examine the same sentences more closely. I like the room. I = subject of sentence like = verb the room = direct object We like the books. We = subject of sentence like = verb the books = direct object In English, it is correct to construct a sentence that has the subject "liking" a direct object. In Spanish, this never occurs. In Spanish, a different construction is used. English: I like the room. Spanish: The room is pleasing to me. English: We like the books. Spanish: The books are pleasing to us. The first thing you need to notice is that both versions really mean the same thing. They are merely different expressions of the same idea.
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Idea: My feelings with regard to the book are positive. English Way: I like the book. Spanish Way: The book is pleasing to me. The second thing to notice is that in English, the subject of the sentence is the person (I, we) while in Spanish the subject of the sentence is the object (room, books). The room is pleasing to me.
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPANISH 108 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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