Verbs like "Gustar"

“Gustar” can be a tricky verb to use. Keep in mind that when you use “gustar,” what comes after the verb in English becomes the subject of the sentence in Spanish. What comes before the verb is the indirect object. Take a look at the following examples:

English: I like strawberries.
Spanish: A mí me gustan las fresas.

That Spanish sentence could be directly translated as “To me are pleasing strawberries,” or “Strawberries are pleasing to me.” In English, something or someone is doing the liking, whereas in Spanish, something or someone is doing the pleasing.

Here are a few more resources you can use to learn about "gustar":

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/gustar.htm
http://www.spanishdict.com/topics/show/40
http://spanish.about.com/od/usingparticularverbs/a/gustar.htm

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