Formal use? and using peoples names

FredA1Kwiziq community member

Formal use? and using peoples names

Hola,

1. None of the examples use 'usted' or 'ustedes'. Can you use those or is gustar just not used in a formal way?

2. What if I want to say something like "Sarah likes David"? Do I still have to include the indirect pronoun? And use "a xxx" for the name of the person doing the liking?

like: "David le gusta a Sarah"

Fred.


Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Fred

1. yes, you can also use this structure with usted and ustedes - here are two examples I just added to reflect this:

Ustedes les gustan a ellos.

They like you [formal plural]

Usted le gusta a ella.

She likes you [formal]

2. If you are using specific names then you need the more conventional structure using a + name, so:

A David le gusta Sarah.

David likes Sarah.

A Javier le gustan Andrea y Carmen.

Javier likes Andrea and Carmen.

Saludos

Inma

Formal use? and using peoples names

Hola,

1. None of the examples use 'usted' or 'ustedes'. Can you use those or is gustar just not used in a formal way?

2. What if I want to say something like "Sarah likes David"? Do I still have to include the indirect pronoun? And use "a xxx" for the name of the person doing the liking?

like: "David le gusta a Sarah"

Fred.


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