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Lesson 7: Overview

Learning "Gustar" (To Like Something) in Spanish

This lesson may seem pretty dense, but that means it is packed with helpful information. It covers difficult subjects and explains them very straight-forwardly in a way that makes it seem easy. By the end of this lesson, you should be able to say things like this:

Lesson 7 Overview Phrases

Learn the Spanish Verb "Gustar"

The Spanish verb gustar is a little bit confusing because although it really seems to translate as "to like," it actually means "to please oneself." In this lesson, we are going to talk about how to use this verb. We are also going to be touching base on the use of "indirect object pronouns" since these must be used with gustar instead of subject pronouns.

For example, you can't just say "Yo gusto" or "Tú gustas" like you think you would. Instead you will be saying "Me gusta" or "Te gusta." This is what makes the verb gustar a lot different than any average Spanish verb. In Spanish the literal translation of the phrase "me gusta" is "to me, it pleases." This may sound strange to you now, but it will sound golden to you once you get a feel for how it works. You will really be adding power to your Spanish skills once you understand this lesson.

Notice that I said we are only going to "touch base" on using indirect object pronouns (me, te, le, les, & nos.) This is because indirect object pronouns are a pretty complicated subject, so we are saving it for Spanish lesson 15. That way we can study it in more detail since it is so useful in Spanish. But right now, learning gustar is even more useful to us.

In addition to learning "gustar," we are going to also be studying possessive adjectives in this lesson. Those are "belonging" words such as: "mine," "your," "his," "her," "our," and "their."

Begin Studying "gustar" in Spanish

In this lesson, we are going to be studying the verb gustar (to like), touching base on indirect object pronouns and then learning possessive adjectives. So get ready.

Last updated: 2018

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