Usage of "Me gusta"
I had always thought this preface could be applied to persons, things or experiences. I recently got a hint that it applies to persons only. I could use some clarification.
I recently got a hint that it applies to persons only.
It applies to any person/animal that can reasonably be expected to experience pleasure.
A mi pero le gustan mucho la hamburguesas. (make sense).
A mis libros les gustan mucho ser leidos.(is total nonsense).
All of the previous answers are correct, with the exception of "I don't think you would use encantar with people. "Encantar" is used quite often between couples, ie: "Oye, me encantas."
I think it's matter of degree. If you like something or someone it's gustar = to be pleasing to
but if you really like something "I love it" use encantar = to enchant, charm.
I don't think you would use encantar with people, that becomes quierer & amar, except being enchanted. to meet someone.
its to say you like something or you like doing something but No, te gusta is like saying what you dont like
you could use "me gusta" for everything, you can say:
me gusta la leche (i like milk) - me encanta la leche (i love milk)
me gusta carmen (i like carmen) - amo a carmen (i love carmen) - yo quiero a carmen (i love carmen)
me gusta jugar ( i love to play)
me gusta pasar tiempo contigo (i like to spend time with you)