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Quetion on the verb gustar''?

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Ok, now the terms prominant verbs and/or reflexive verbs were being thrown around.

example ......... me lavo diaramente ( i wash myself daily)
me movere manana ( i will move tomorrow.)

The verb that I would like to discuss is gustar.

Te gusta tu trabajo? ( you like your job') How come This isn't ( Tu gustas tu trabajo')

I mean....isn't te gusta a mix between reflexive and non-reflexive because the te is in front of the verb but the verb tense isn't corresponding wtih the TE... I would imagine it should be Te gustas el trabajo.

another quick one is sentar. why is it correct to say sentarte for sit down....''? or sentarme aca ( i sit down here. )

Now I was learning from a woman who isn't 100% at english, but wash suitable to teach the basics. Any help and explanations would be much appreciated.

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updated OCT 24, 2008
posted by rj

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P.S. I think you mean pronomial verbs, not prominant verbs . . .

updated OCT 24, 2008
posted by Natasha
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thanx gipper, my bad

Gipper79 said:

Actually PUNISHER, in your example it would be "te gustan las frutas". The form of gustar needs to follow along with what is pleasing.me gustan las manzanasme gusta la banana

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updated OCT 24, 2008
posted by PUNISHER
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Actually PUNISHER, in your example it would be "te gustan las frutas". The form of gustar needs to follow along with what is pleasing.

me gustan las manzanas
me gusta la banana

updated OCT 24, 2008
posted by Gipper79
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ooops missed that, thanx natasha

Natasha said:

It should be:¿Te gustan las frutas?

PUNISHER said:

I THINK what you mean is (why gustar ended with an A instead of S)my little knowlege about this is when you say te gusta (gusta is refering to the think that follows it)=te gusta las frutas? (gusta refers to the frutas not to the person)thats what i had a problem with and i got this explination

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updated OCT 24, 2008
posted by PUNISHER
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It should be:

¿Te gustan las frutas?

PUNISHER said:

I THINK what you mean is (why gustar ended with an A instead of S)

my little knowlege about this is when you say te gusta (gusta is refering to the think that follows it)

=te gusta las frutas? (gusta refers to the frutas not to the person)

thats what i had a problem with and i got this explination

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updated OCT 24, 2008
posted by Natasha
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I THINK what you mean is (why gustar ended with an A instead of S)

my little knowlege about this is when you say te gusta (gusta is refering to the think that follows it)
=te gusta las frutas? (gusta refers to the frutas not to the person)

thats what i had a problem with and i got this explination

updated OCT 24, 2008
posted by PUNISHER
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For your sentarte question, look at [url=http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A527901]this discussion[/url].

updated OCT 24, 2008
posted by Natasha
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Quetion on the verb gustar''? the word Quetion, does not mean anything in Spanish
or English so I corrected it.

claro mi pregunta no estaba encima del verbo jaja
No entiendo que quiere decir con esta frase

rj said:

gus.I have a question on the verb gustar is the same as I have a question about the verb gustar.I believe in spanish one can say. " tengo una pregunta en el verbo gustar."claro mi pregunta no estaba encima del verbo jaja

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updated OCT 23, 2008
posted by 00769608
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gus.

I have a question on the verb gustar is the same as I have a question about the verb gustar.

I believe in spanish one can say. " tengo una pregunta en el verbo gustar."

claro mi pregunta no estaba encima del verbo jaja

updated OCT 23, 2008
posted by rj
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Me gustas tú. Please kindly tell me if the word tú in the sentence is redundant.
¿Me gustas?

Miss "N" said:

"gustar" actually means "to please". El libro me gusta = The book (it) pleases me. In levels I and II of Spanish we only work with "me gusta" and "te gusta" (I like and You like/ it pleases me and it pleases you) to get students into the "basic conversation pattern"...¿Te gusta...? Sí, me gusta... That is the most frequent style of conversation in any language, the "me/you" pattern is what I call it.Then, when we really want to make things sound complicated we break gustar down like this'a mí me gusta = to me it is pleasing aa él le gusta = to him it is pleasinga ella le gusta = to her it is pleasinga Ud. le gusta = to you it is pleasinga nosotros nos gusta (to use it is pleasing)a vosotros os gusta (to you all it is pleasing) (Spain)a ellos les gusta (to them it is pleasing)a ellas les gusta (to them it is pleasing)(formal) a Uds. les gusta (to you pl. it is pleasing)When what you like is plural (more than one thing) you change "gusta" to "gustan":A mí me gusta la espinaca. (To me the spinach is pleasing)A mí no me gusta el café. (To me the coffee is not pleasing)A mí me gustan mucho los tomates. (To me the tomatoes are pleasing a lot)The English translation above is worded so that you can see that we do not put our words in the same pattern as is done in Spanish. To do so we would sound funny. But, many persons who learn our language put our words in their patterns. So it comes out sounding funny to us.Now, as we try to learn Spanish, some patterns may not seem logical to us. My advice to you is to not get hung up on "grammar", but just find phrases that "work" and treat them as "vocabulary" to be learned and used. That's how I became fluent.Now, I have heard natives use "Tú me gustas. / Me gustas tú. (You please me/ You are pleasing to me) or I like you.After I finish my grades for the end of the 9 weeks, I may have time to tell you about "acostarme". It will take a few days.

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updated OCT 23, 2008
posted by 00769608
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Quetion on the verb gustar''? Preguntas sobre el verbo gustar? questions about the verb to like (gustar).

updated OCT 23, 2008
posted by 00769608
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"gustar" actually means "to please". El libro me gusta = The book (it) pleases me. In levels I and II of Spanish we only work with "me gusta" and "te gusta" (I like and You like/ it pleases me and it pleases you) to get students into the "basic conversation pattern"...¿Te gusta...? Sí, me gusta... That is the most frequent style of conversation in any language, the "me/you" pattern is what I call it.

Then, when we really want to make things sound complicated we break gustar down like this?

a mí me gusta = to me it is pleasing a
a él le gusta = to him it is pleasing
a ella le gusta = to her it is pleasing
a Ud. le gusta = to you it is pleasing

a nosotros nos gusta (to use it is pleasing)
a vosotros os gusta (to you all it is pleasing) (Spain)
a ellos les gusta (to them it is pleasing)
a ellas les gusta (to them it is pleasing)
(formal) a Uds. les gusta (to you pl. it is pleasing)

When what you like is plural (more than one thing) you change "gusta" to "gustan":
A mí me gusta la espinaca. (To me the spinach is pleasing)
A mí no me gusta el café. (To me the coffee is not pleasing)
A mí me gustan mucho los tomates. (To me the tomatoes are pleasing a lot)

The English translation above is worded so that you can see that we do not put our words in the same pattern as is done in Spanish. To do so we would sound funny. But, many persons who learn our language put our words in their patterns. So it comes out sounding funny to us.

Now, as we try to learn Spanish, some patterns may not seem logical to us. My advice to you is to not get hung up on "grammar", but just find phrases that "work" and treat them as "vocabulary" to be learned and used. That's how I became fluent.

Now, I have heard natives use "Tú me gustas. / Me gustas tú. (You please me/ You are pleasing to me) or I like you.

After I finish my grades for the end of the 9 weeks, I may have time to tell you about "acostarme". It will take a few days.

updated OCT 23, 2008
posted by Miss-N
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