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"Disgustar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to upset", and "gustar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to like". Learn more about the difference between "disgustar" and "gustar" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to dislike)
a. to upset
No la soporto. Su voz me disgusta.I can't stand her. Her voice upsets me.
b. to not like
Me disgusta tener que decir esto, pero verdaderamente necesitas ayuda profesional.I don't like having to say this, but you really need to get professional help.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to get annoyed)
a. to get upset
Esos alumnos estaban diciendo mentiras sobre mí. Por eso me disgusté.Those students were telling lies about me. That's why I got upset.
3. (to become estranged)
a. to fall out
Me disgusté con mis amigos por un desacuerdo sobre el dinero.I fell out with my friends over a disagreement about money.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to enjoy)
a. to like
Me gusta la comida mexicana.I like Mexican food.
b. to please
A ella le gustó ver a su hijo tan contento.She was pleased to see her son so happy.
2. (to be attracted to)
a. to like
¿Crees que le gusto?Do you think she likes me?
b. to fancy (United Kingdom)
Me gusta mucho tu primo. ¿Cómo se llama?I really fancy your cousin. What's his name?
3. (to be pleasing)
a. to be liked
Las columnas de Rita gustan mucho. Las vamos a seguir publicando.Rita's columns are liked a lot. We'll keep on publishing them.
b. to be popular
No entiendo por qué gusta tanto el vino espumante. Lo detesto.I can't understand why sparkling wine is so popular. I hate it.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to test)
a. to taste (food)
¿Puedes gustar esta salsa? ¿Le pongo más sal?Can you taste this sauce? Should I add more salt?
5. (to want)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to try
¿Gustan algo más?Would you like anything else?
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