To Like in Spanish = Gustar + Noun/Verb [+18 Examples & Quiz]

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In this Spanish grammar lesson you will learn how to say to like in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say to like in Spanish
  • how the idioms are used in sentences in Spanish
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say to like in Spanish
  • how you can practice with flashcards on how to say to like in Spanish
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

Please refer to the Spanish A1 Page to get a better overview of Spanish grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of Spanish A1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say to like in Spanish!

Table of Contents

To Like Something = Gustar + Noun

me gusta (I like)singular noun
me gustan (I like)plural noun
te gusta (you like)singular noun
te gustan (you like)plural noun

Saying that you like something in Spanish is different than how you would say it in English.

Have a look at the following sentence:

Me gusta el arte.

I like art.

You begin with “me gusta” and add the thing that you like after it.

Here’s an example of liking multiple things:

Me gustan los mangos.

I like mangos.

You begin with “me gustan” and add the things that you like after it.

You will use definite articles unless you are talking about a person or a place.

Me gusta Mía.

I like Mía.

Te gusta Zaragoza.

You like Zaragoza.

If you want to ask if someone likes something, then all you have to do is change your intonation at the end of the sentence, and add a question mark at the beginning and end of the sentence.

¿Te gusta la Pascua?

Do you like Easter?

Here is how you can respond to that:

Sí, me gusta la Pascua.

Yes, I like Easter.

No, no me gusta la Pascua.

No, I don’t like Easter.

Me gusta.

I like it.

No me gusta.

I don’t like it.

To Like Doing Something = Gustar + Verb

me gusta (I like)infinitive
te gusta (you like)infinitive

Saying that you like doing something in Spanish has a similar construction:

Me gusta cantar.

I like to sing.

You use “me gusta” and follow it with the activity that you like doing.

This activity has to be an infinitive (full verb) and is always singular.

Me gusta nadar y correr.

I like to swim and run.

Here you like two things, yet you still use the singular form “gusta“.

If you want to ask if someone likes doing something, then all you have to do is change your intonation at the end of the sentence, and add a question mark at the beginning and end of the sentence.

¿Te gusta dibujar?

Do you like to draw?

Here is how you can respond to that:

Me gusta dibujar.

I like to draw.

No me gusta dibujar.

I don’t like to draw.

Sí, me gusta dibujar.

Yes, I like to draw.

No, no me gusta dibujar.

No, I don’t like to draw.

Example Sentences on To Like in Spanish

This section of the lesson on to like in Spanish is about seeing the idioms used in sentences.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of to like in Spanish through examples.

Me gusta el arte.

I like art.

Me gustan los mangos.

I like mangos.

Te gusta la arquitectura.

You like architecture.

Te gustan las fresas.

You like strawberries.

Me gusta Mía.

I like Mía.

Te gusta Zaragoza.

You like Zaragoza.

¿Te gusta la Pascua?

Do you like Easter?

Sí, me gusta la Pascua.

Yes, I like Easter.

No, no me gusta la Pascua.

No, I don’t like Easter.

Me gusta.

I like it.

No me gusta.

I don’t like it.

Me gusta cantar.

I like to sing.

Me gusta nadar y correr.

I like to swim and run.

¿Te gusta dibujar?

Do you like to draw?

Me gusta dibujar.

I like to draw.

No me gusta dibujar.

I don’t like to draw.

Sí, me gusta dibujar.

Yes, I like to draw.

No, no me gusta dibujar.

No, I don’t like to draw.

Quiz Yourself on To Like in Spanish

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

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