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Special verbs with indirect object pronouns There are a few special verbs that work in conjunction with an indirect object pronoun to create an  idiomatic expression that is quite common in Spanish as well as its English equivalent. See if you  know the meanings of the following sentences. Me gusta la pizza.   Te gustan los libros.   Nos gusta la música.   Le gusta bailar.   You probably translate the first sentence as “I like pizza,” and you are correct. “I like” is the idiomatic  expression used in English to express  “me gusta,”  but in reality the verb  gustar  means to please, and  the Spanish expression states “Pizza pleases me.” Notice that  yo  is never used with a  gustar -type  verb. It's easier to use the verb  gustar  correctly if you understand that it doesn't exactly mean “like” 
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Unformatted text preview: even though you translate it that way. When you learn the patterns of sentences with the verb gustar, you will also be able to use the verbs in Table 2, because they are all used in sentences exactly like gustar. These sentences are tricky, because the English version uses a subject pronoun and the Spanish version uses an indirect object pronoun. Try reading the Spanish sentence backward and it will be more like the English version. Me gusta la pizza . Pizza pleases me. = I like pizza. Te gustan los libros. The books please you. = You like books. Nos gusta la música . The music pleases us. = We like the music. Le gusta bailar. Dancing pleases him. = He likes to dance....
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