Gustar & Similar
To say what people like in Spanish,
we use the verb gustar. This verb
literally means to be pleasing,
So instead of saying, “I like pizza,”
you would say
“Pizza is pleasing to me.”
Place one of these pronouns
before gustar to say who likes something.
ME gusta(n) I like
NOS gusta(n) we like
TE gusta(n) you like
OS gusta(n) you all like
LE gusta(n) he/she/you like LES gusta(n) they, you all
Notice the “n” in parenthesis following
gusta. This is because if the thing that is
being liked is plural you must add an “n”.
Me gusta el béisbol.
Me gustan los carros.
Me gusta la pizza.
Me gustan los vegetales.
When gusta is followed by a
verb, the verb must be in the
infinitive form. (-ar-er-ir)
Me gusta jugar el béisbol.
Me gusta jugar deportes.
Te gusta nadar.
Te gusta nadar y correr.
a plural noun or
second verb doesn’t
matter when it is
preceded by an
Notice that le can stand for you (usted),
he, she, it, and les can stand for you
(uds.) or they. To clarify who is being
talked about,
use A + name or subject pronoun.
A Juan le gusta la pizza.
A él le gusta la pizza.
A Juan y a Sara les gusta la pizza.
A ellos les gusta la pizza.
For extra emphasis, you can add
the phrases A mí before me gusta
or A ti before te gusta.
A mí me gustan las fiestas.
A ti te gustan las películas.
Put the word no before the
pronoun to say
don’t or doesn’t.
No me gusta la tarea.
A mí no me gusta la tarea.
Many other verbs function like
caer bien(mal) to suit
aburrir to bore
to really like interesar to interest
fascinar to love
quedar to stay; remain
chocar to hate
faltar to lack; to miss
moletar to bother
interesar to interest

Gustar & Similar Verbs