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"Estudiar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to study", and "me gusta leer libros" is a phrase which is often translated as "I like reading books". Learn more about the difference between "estudiar" and "me gusta leer libros" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to gain knowledge of)
a. to study
Estudié la lección de química con detenimiento.I studied the chemistry lesson carefully.
2. (to pursue a degree in)
a. to study
Si quieres ser cirujano, tendrás que estudiar medicina.If you want to be a surgeon, you'll have to study medicine.
3. (to look into)
a. to study
Ella le estudió la cara para averiguar si estaba diciendo la verdad.She studied his face to figure out if he was telling the truth.
b. to examine
Este artículo estudia los pros y los contras de enseñar con portátiles.This article examines the pros and cons of teaching with laptops.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to gain knowledge)
a. to study
Mañana no puedo ir a la playa con vosotros porque tengo que estudiar.I can't go to the beach tomorrow with you because I have to study.
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me gusta leer libros
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. I like reading books
Me gusta leer libros, pero no me gusta leer el periódico.I like reading books, but I don't like reading the newspaper.
b. I like to read books
Cuando estoy de vacaciones, me gusta leer libros y pasear por la playa.When I'm on vacation, I like to read books and walk on the beach.
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