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gustar

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Galician

Verb

gustar (first-person sg present gusto, first-person sg preterite gustei, past participle gustado)
  1. to please
  2. first-person and third-person singular future subjunctive of gustar.
  3. first-person and third-person singular personal infinitive of gustar.

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Spanish

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /gusˈtaɾ/

Verb

gustar (first-person singular indicative present gusto, past participle gustado)

  1. to please; to be pleasing
  2. (intransitive) to taste

Usage notes

Gustar is usually translated to English with the verb to like. This causes confusion for some English speakers studying Spanish, because the subject and object of gustar are reversed from those of to like. That is, the subject of gustar is the thing that pleases and the object is the person who is pleased:

Me gusta la canción.
“I like the song.” (Literally: “The song pleases me.”)
No me gustan las espinacas.
“I don’t like spinach.” (Literally: “The spinaches do not please me.”)
¿Te gusto?
“Do you like me?” (Literally: “Do I please you?”)

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