Conjugated gustar

NicoleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Conjugated gustar

Hi, I was a bit surprised to see this use of "gustar" as none of the books I have mention this usage i.e. Barron's 501 verbs, shows only that this verb is  used in the third person, etc.    Would it be a Iberian usage?  I am in Canada and study Latin American Spanish [looking forward to that distinction in your program:) -- any news on that?]

Thank you. Nicole

Asked 5 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hi Nicole,

yes, it is true that this usage of verb gustar is not what you normally find in the content forgustar. It is only when doing more advanced Spanish when you come across it. It is not only used in Spain, it is also used in Latin America. Here is a song called "Me gustas mucho" by a Mexican singer called Lucero. The chorus starts after minute 1. Have a listen...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWjxGSixv_g

And I am also referring you to another advance lesson on gustar used in a different way. This is level C1, which is also unusual to find Using gustar de [algo/hacer algo] to express likes formally

I hope this helps you extend your knowledge about this very famous Spanish verb...

Inma

NicoleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Gracias Inma,

I read the article and enjoyed the video - great song - and thank you for this special touch. 

Nicole

Conjugated gustar

Hi, I was a bit surprised to see this use of "gustar" as none of the books I have mention this usage i.e. Barron's 501 verbs, shows only that this verb is  used in the third person, etc.    Would it be a Iberian usage?  I am in Canada and study Latin American Spanish [looking forward to that distinction in your program:) -- any news on that?]

Thank you. Nicole

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