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Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Spanish Season 1, Lesson 20 - Talking about what you like. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and affirmatively answer the question ‘Do you like [item]?’ in Spanish.
Becky: Here’s how to ask “Do you like spicy food?” in Spanish.
Laura: [Normal] ¿Te gusta la comida picante?
Becky: First is a word meaning “to you”
Laura: [Normal] te [Slow] te
Becky: Next is the word meaning “like”
Laura: [Normal] gusta [Slow] gusta
Becky: Next is the word meaning “the”
Laura: [Normal] la [Slow] la
Becky: Next is the word meaning “food”
Laura: [Normal] comida [Slow] comida
Becky: Last is the word meaning “spicy”
Laura: [Normal] picante [Slow] picante
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning “Do you like spicy food?”
Laura: [Slow] ¿Te gusta la comida picante? [Normal] ¿Te gusta la comida picante?
Becky: Now, let’s hear another example, “Do you like sweets?”
Laura: [Normal] ¿Te gustan los dulces?
Becky: First is a word meaning “to you”
Laura: [Normal] te [Slow] te
Becky: Next is the word meaning “like”
Laura: [Normal] gustan [Slow] gustan
Becky: Next is the word meaning “the”
Laura: [Normal] los [Slow] los
Becky: Last is the word meaning “sweets”
Laura: [Normal] dulces [Slow] dulces
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning “Do you like sweets?”
Laura: [Slow] ¿Te gustan los dulces? [Normal] ¿Te gustan los dulces?
Becky: Here’s a response meaning “Yes, I like it.”
Laura: [Normal] Sí, me gusta.
Becky: First is a word meaning “yes”
Laura: [Normal] sí [Slow] sí
Becky: Next is the word meaning “to me”
Laura: [Normal] me [Slow] me
Becky: Last is the word meaning “like it”
Laura: [Normal] gusta [Slow] gusta
Becky: Listen again to the response, “Yes, I like it.”
Laura: [Slow] Sí, me gusta. [Normal] Sí, me gusta.
Becky: Here’s a response meaning, “Yes, I like them.”
Laura: [Normal] Sí, me gustan.
Becky: First is a word meaning “yes”
Laura: [Normal] sí [Slow] sí
Becky: Next is the word meaning “to me”
Laura: [Normal] me [Slow] me
Becky: Last is the word meaning “like them”
Laura: [Normal] gustan [Slow] gustan
Becky: Listen again to the response, “Yes, I like them.”
Laura: [Slow] Sí, me gustan. [Normal] Sí, me gustan.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it’s time for a quick cultural insight.
Laura: If you don’t know what something is called in Spanish, you can just ask the generic question ¿Te gusta? meaning “Do you like it?” when it’s obvious what you are referring to.
Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Laura: Hasta pronto.

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SpanishPod101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
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Hi Listeners, do you like studying?

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Eleanor
Monday at 10:49 pm
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hola1 muchas gracias! te gusta los dulces? me gusta!

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SpanishPod101.com
Sunday at 1:51 am
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Hola Lynn,


Thank you for your comment.

It would depend on the context.

Sigamos practicando!


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Lynn
Thursday at 2:20 am
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Si, me gusta estudiar.


I am having trouble with the use of articles in spanish. When you say "la comida picante" it sounds like it refers to specific spicy food, but the translation is "spicy food" is a generic sense. How do you make the distinction? Is it just a matter of context or would you use "this" or "that" to reference specific food?



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SpanishPod101.com
Sunday at 5:38 am
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Hola Janet,


Thank you for your question.

First let´s correct the sentences to "¿Te gustan los dulces?" 👍

Which translates to "Do you like sweets?" if you want to make a literal translation it would be "you like the sweets?"

Sigamos practicando!


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Janet.
Friday at 6:07 am
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I have been trying to understand why in "¿Te gustan dulces?" the verb matches what is liked, instead of who is doing the liking.


Please tell me if I am on the right track. Gustar is an intransitive verb. In English, intransitive verbs cannot have direct objects. So if I were to translate "¿Te gustan dulces?" into English, I would say "Do you like sweets?" The verb matches the subject I in English. But "like" is a transitive verb in English. So I am thinking that if I wanted to change my sentence in English to "Are sweets pleasing to you?", the plural verb is used, so that would be a literal translation of the Spanish.


Esto is correcto, ¿verdad?

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Friday at 7:11 pm
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Hola Leon,


Great to know that you like to study! Keep up the good work!👍


Should you have any questions, please let us know.


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Leon Macfayden
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Me gusta estudiar!

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SpanishPod101.com
Friday at 1:57 am
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Hola Luke,


Thank you for your comment.

They both mean the same "you" but one can not replace the other.


tú - This is a subject pronoun and refers to the subject of the sentence. It corresponds to the English "you" (second person, singular fam). In most cases, the subject pronoun is optional in Spanish and usually not used.

tu - This is a possessive adjective and is used to demonstrate possession, ownership or relationship of a noun. It corresponds to the English possessive adjective, "your."

te - This is an indirect object pronoun (in the case of your example above, but also shares the same form as direct object pronoun) and is used to name the object of a sentence. In this case:


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Luke
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Can tu be used in place of te?

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Spanishpod101.com
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Hola Alyona,


Thank you for commenting!


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions. ;)



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