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Beginner Dialogue: Expressing likes and dislikes

Beginners dialogue. See and hear the verb “gustar” in action, to express likes and dislikes.
Luis

Luis

Colombiano

Ana

Ana

Colombiana

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Transcript

Luis

[00:00:00]
Ana.
gustar + infinitive - 'to like + infinitive'. It is not used with the 'ing' form.
¿Qué te gusta hacer
en tu tiempo libre?
Translation

Ana: What do you like to do in your free time?

Ana

[00:00:03]
With gustar you can say a mi me gusta or just me gusta. Using the a mi adds emphasis
A me gusta cocinar.
Me gusta tomar fotografías. Me gusta salir a caminar. ¿Y a ti?
Translation

I like to cook. I like to take photographs. I like to go for walks. And you?

Luis

[00:00:11]
A también me gusta salir a caminar.
Me gusta can be used with verbs in the infinitive, or with nouns. If the noun is plural, you would say me gustan
Me gusta el fútbol
y hacer ejercicio en las mañanas.
Translation

I like to go for walks too. I like football and exercising in the mornings.

Ana

[00:00:17]

Luis

[00:00:21]
Encantar is a similar verb to gustar, meaning 'to love'. You could think of it as 'to enchant' (and this will help you use it correctly!)
A me encanta.
Si quieres, podemos hacer ejercicio juntos.
Translation

I love it. If you want, we can exercise together.

Ana

[00:00:25]
Translation

I'm fine with that. But can we exercise at night? I like to sleep late.

Luis

[00:00:33]

Ana

[00:00:36]
Qué lástima - 'what a pity'.
Qué lástima.
Translation

That's too bad.

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