El verbo gustar

Gustar is used to tell what you like and dislike.  Here you will find a short video and some activities to help you learn how to use this verb and others that behave the same way.  By the end you will be able to conduct an interview in which you will ask a friend about their likes and dislikes.  Let me know if you have any questions. 

Repaso rápido de gustar / Quick review of gustar

What if you don't like it?

Just like all other verbs in Spanish, put the word no in front if you don't like something.  Simple. 

me gusta ~ no me gusta

    I like it                   I don't like it

¿Entendiste? / Did you get it?

Check how well you understood gustar by taking these three quick quizzes. 

No me hagas llorAaaAaaAaar

Don't make me cry AaaaaAaaaaAaaargh 

Personal a

In Spanish whenever you have a person in the sentence and that person is NOT the subject you need to put "a" in front of their name.  If you don't, your teacher will cry like "A" baby AaaaaaAaaaaaaaAaaaaaargh.

 

Remember in gustar sentences, the subject is the thing that you like, not the person who likes it.  

never

Nosotros nos gusta cantar.

A nosotros nos gusta cantar.

always

No more tears

I
you
he
she
Thou
we
they
they f.
Y'all
yo
él
ella
Ud.
nosotros
ellos
ellas
Uds. 
A
A ti
A él
ella
A Ud.
A nosotros
A ellos
A ellas
A Uds. 

¿Entendiste? / Did you get it?

Check for understanding by taking this quick quiz. 
 

Slap some question marks on there!

You will be conducting an interview and in order to do that you will need to write some questions.  Lucky for you writing questions in Spanish is really easy.  Usually you just have to slap some question marks on to a simple sentence.

Te gusta bailar salsa.

You like to dance Salsa.

It's not magic, it's just Spanish! To write a question, simply write a sentence and then slap some question marks on there! 

¿Te gusta bailar salsa?

Do you like to dance Salsa?

Vamos a practicar

Estás listo(a) ! / You are ready !

Interview Instructions : ¿Qué te gusta?

  • Write 5 questions in order to find out what your friend likes.

  • Interview your friend and record it. Friend, be sure to answer in complete sentences.

  • Write a transcript of your questions and his/her answers.

  • Post the video and the transcript to your blog.  The title should be ¿Qué te gusta?

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