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Hi,

Does "mucho gusto" always have the "O's"? (versus "A's," mucha gusta)? I say yes.

Does "encatado" vary with who is saying it? i.e. does a female say, "Encatada," and a male say, "Encatado"?

Thanks, -c

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updated AGO 19, 2009
posted by curiosa

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Adjectives agree in number and gender with the nouns/pronouns that they modify. As Lazarus pointed out, when the adjective refers to the speaker/writer (an implied pronoun) this still holds true. Nouns, on the other hand are either masculine or feminine (there are a small number that can be either) and the gender of the noun has nothing to do with the sex of the speaker/listener (unless the noun happens to be another way of referring to the speaker/listener).

updated AGO 19, 2009
posted by samdie
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"Mucho gusto" is a short for "(Tengo) mucho gusto (de conocerlo/a"), literally "I have a lot of pleasure from meeting you", where "gusto" is a masculine noun that you have, whether you are a man or a woman.

"Encantado/a" is a short for "(Estoy) encantado/a (de conocerlo/a)", literally "I am charmed to meet you" (obviously, "pleased" or "delighted" are better for a translation)., where "encantado/a" is an adjective that agrees with your gender (here, your sex).

updated AGO 19, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by lazarus1907
corrected typo (entantado) - 0074b507, AGO 19, 2009
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Mucho gusto means it's a pleasure. Me gusta... would use an "a" at the end. This means It pleases me... Me gusta a caminar en la mañana. It pleases me to walk in the morning. This form of gusta is from the verb gustar. Hope this helps. I am not an expert by no means but encantado/a is used as a adjective and therefore changes the ending in regards to the noun it modifies. It does mean delighted or pleased and can be used like this-- encantado de conocerle (pleased to meet you). smile

updated AGO 19, 2009
posted by Jason7R
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I think you mean "encantado/a" in place of "encatado". I have only ever heard "mucho gusto" and shall leave the encantado/a question for someone slightly more knowledgeable.

updated AGO 19, 2009
posted by Robert-Austin
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