Quick answer
"Like" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "gustar", and "make" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "hacer". Learn more about the difference between "like" and "make" below.
like(
layk
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to find pleasant)
a. gustar
I like getting up early.Me gusta madrugar.
2. (to prefer)
a. gustar
I like anchovies on my pizza.Me gusta la pizza con anchoas.
3. (to get on well with)
a. caer bien
I have known John for years and I really like him.Hace años que conozco a John y me cae muy bien.
4. (to interest romantically)
a. gustar
I really like you. Will you go to the dance with me?Me gustas mucho. ¿Me acompañas al baile?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to desire)
a. querer
The queen can do as she likes.La reina puede hacer lo que quiera.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
6. (similar to)
a. como
That guy has a car just like mine.Ese chico tiene un coche como el mío.
7. (similarly)
a. como
Act like a professional.Compórtate como un profesional.
8. (such as)
a. como
Volunteers did different jobs like sewing, cooking, and cleaning.Los voluntarios realizaban distintos trabajos, como coser, cocinar y limpiar.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (similar)
a. parecido
Just try to find like people to socialize with.Intenta encontrar a gente parecida a ti con quien alternar.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
10. (comparable)
a. como
The movie version of the musical was nothing like watching it live.La versión de cine del musical no era tan bueno como la versión en vivo.
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used as a filler or in reported speech)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I, like, bumped into him when I least expected it.Pues yo me encontré con él cuando menos me lo esperaba.
When she told me that she was divorcing her husband, I was like, "Why is she telling me this?"Cuando me dijo que se iba a divorciar de su marido, yo pensé: "¿Por qué me está diciendo esto?"
b. en plan
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I'm like gonna tell him as soon as I see him.Voy en plan decírselo en cuanto lo vea.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
12. (telecommunications)
a. el me gusta
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
How many likes did your video get?¿Cuántos me gusta te pusieron en el video?
13. (similiar person or thing)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't think we'll be seeing the likes of Mozart and Beethoven again!¡No me imagino que se volverán a ver tipos como Mozart o Beethoven!
We've never had their like around these parts before.Nunca se vio gente así por estas partes.
-like
A suffix is an affix that is added to the end of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. philia, ism).
suffix
14. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Although this organism is plantlike, it is actually a protist.Aunque este organismo es parecido a una planta, en realidad es una protista.
Some dog breeds are wolflike, but many are not.Algunas razas caninas parecen lobos, pero muchas no.
likes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
15. (pleasure)
a. gustos
Let's start with your likes and dislikes.Empecemos por tus gustos y aversiones.
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make(
meyk
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to produce)
a. hacer
I want to learn to make furniture.Quiero aprender a hacer muebles.
b. preparar
I'm going to make a wonderful dinner.Voy a preparar una cena fantástica.
2. (to cause)
a. crear
Your sister makes problems wherever she goes.Tu hermana crea problemas vaya adonde vaya.
3. (to compel)
a. hacer
My mother made me clean my room.Mi madre me hizo limpiar la habitación.
4. (to cause to be)
a. hacer
The movie made me sad.La película me hizo sentirme triste.
5. (to reach)
a. llegar a
If we hurry, we can make it to the movie on time.Si nos apuramos, podemos llegar a tiempo a la película.
6. (to perform)
a. hacer
I have just made the payment for the invoice.Acabo de hacer el pago de la factura.
b. efectuar
The bank teller informed me that the payment will be made immediately.El cajero del banco me informó que el pago se efectuará de inmediato.
7. (to be or become)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A stick can make a pretty good baseball bat.Un palo puede actuar como un bate de béisbol.
You are going to make great parents one day.Un día serán padres magníficos.
8. (to earn)
a. ganar
With the money I'll make working during the summer, I will pay my college tuition.Con el dinero que ganaré trabajando durante el verano, me pagaré la matrícula de la universidad.
9. (to carry out)
a. cometer
Everyone makes mistakes every now and then, but you have to learn from them.Todo el mundo comete errores de vez en cuando, pero tienes que aprender de ellos.
b. tomar
The owner of the company made the decision to give everyone a raise.El dueño de la empresa tomó la decisión de darles a todos un aumento de salario.
10. (to make successful)
a. consagrar
I think this is the song that will make you.Creo que esta es la canción que te consagrará.
b. asegurar el futuro de
You'll see - this app is going to make me.Ya verás que esta app me va a asegurar el futuro.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to act)
a. hacer
My ex-girlfriend made as if she didn't notice me when I waved to her.Mi exnovia hizo como si no me hubiera visto cuando la saludé con la mano.
12. (to proceed)
a. dirigirse
In case of a fire, keep calm, and make for the nearest exit.En caso de incendio, mantengan la calma y diríjanse a la salida más cercana.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
13. (brand)
a. la marca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What is the make and model of the vehicle?¿Cuál es la marca y el modelo del vehículo?
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