Quick answer
"Like" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "gustar", and "dig" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "cavar". Learn more about the difference between "like" and "dig" 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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dig(
dihg
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to excavate)
a. cavar (manually)
Rabbits dig in the ground to make burrows.Los conejos cavan en la tierra para hacer conejeras.
They dug a hole in the ground to hide the treasure.Cavaron un agujero en la tierra para esconder el tesoro.
b. excavar (mechanically)
A tunnel will be dug through the mountain with a tunnel boring machine.Se va a excavar un túnel en la montaña con una tuneladora.
2. (to break up)
a. remover
The farmer told me to dig the soil to aerate it before planting.El agricultor me dijo que removiera la tierra para airearla antes de cultivar.
3. (to extract)
a. sacar
I dig carrots from our garden when I need them.Saco zanahorias de nuestro jardín cuando las necesito.
4. (archaeology)
a. excavar
The archaeologists found a new artifact while digging the ruins.Los arqueólogos encontraron un nuevo artefacto cuando excavaban las ruinas.
5. (to thrust)
a. dar un codazo en (with the elbow)
He dug me so hard in the ribs I nearly fell over.Me dio un codazo en las costillas tan fuerte que casi me caí.
b. clavar (into a part of the body)
The cat dug her claws into me.La gata me clavó las uñas.
c. meter (into a bag or one's pockets)
She dug her hand into a paper bag and took out an apple.Metió la mano en una bolsa de papel y sacó una manzana.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to like)
a. gustar
I really dig rap music.Me gusta mucho el rap.
b. molar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Do you really dig extreme sports?¿De verdad te molan los deportes de riesgo?
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to understand)
a. entender
I never dug what he meant.Nunca entendí qué quería decir.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to excavate)
a. cavar (a person)
She had dirt under her nails from digging in the soil.Tenía las uñas sucias de cavar en la tierra.
b. excavar (a machine)
A digger digs faster than a dozen men with shovels.Una excavadora excava más rápido que una docena de hombres con palas.
c. escarbar (an animal)
My dog is digging in the yard to hide a bone.Mi perro está escarbando en el jardín para esconder un hueso.
9. (archaeology)
a. excavar
The archaeologists had to stop digging because they run out of funds.Los arqueólogos tuvieron que dejar de excavar porque se quedaron sin fondos.
10. (to search)
a. investigar
I've been digging in the archives for more information.He estado investigando en los archivos, tratando de encontrar más información.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
11. (archaeology)
a. la excavación
(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).
(act of digging)
During the dig, the archaeologists discovered a temple.Durante la excavación, los arqueólogos descubrieron un templo.
b. el yacimiento
(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).
(place)
The area is full of archaeological digs.La zona está llena de yacimientos arqueológicos.
12. (poke with the elbow)
a. el codazo
(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).
My sister was about to say something inappropriate, so I gave her a dig.Mi hermana estaba a punto de decir algo inapropiado, así que le di un codazo.
13. (criticism)
a. la pulla
(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).
He had a dig at me about our team's performance.Me lanzó una pulla sobre la actuación de nuestro equipo.
b. la indirecta
(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).
She was constantly taking digs at her ex-husband.Estaba siempre lanzándole indirectas a su exmarido.
digs
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
14.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(home)
a. la casa
(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).
He didn't want to show me his digs because they were a mess.No me quiso enseñarme su casa porque era una leonera.
b. la queli
(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).
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 had digs quite close to the college.Mi queli estaba cerca de la universidad.
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