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The boys like forest. A los chicos les gusta el bosque.
They like pool. A ellos les gusta la piscina.
There are quite a few verbs in Spanish that follow same construction as verb "gustar." Here are just a few.
Importar (to be important to) Interesar (to be interesting to) Faltar (to be lacking to) Molestar (to bother or to annoy - note that this word does not mean to "molest") Encantar (to like)
I have also been confused about when to use "gustar." Despite what textbooks say, you can use "gustar" to indicate that you like someone as in "being physically attracted to someone." For example,
Tú me gustas. I like you.
Me gusta Carmen. I like Carmen.
But if you want to say that you like someone as in "I get along well with (name)," there's a different way to say it.
Me cae bien Carmen. I like Carmen or I get along well with Carmen. Literally, it means "Carmen falls well on me."
No me cae bien María. I don't like María or I don't get along well with María.
No me caes bien tú, Or, Tú no me caes bien. I don't get along well with you.
Let's do a few exercises with "gustar." Translate following sentences adding emphasis on person or persons that object is pleasing to. The answers appear below.
1. I like cats. 2. You like wedding. (Add emphasis to "you" using familiar form of "you.") 3. Joseph likes building. 4. We like shirts. 5. All of you like insects. (Add emphasis to "all of you")
Answers: 1.A mí me gustan los gatos. 2.A ti te gusta la boda. 3.A José le gusta el edificio. 4.A nosotros nos gustan las camisas. 5.A ustedes les gustan los insectos.
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