"Mathematics" can be a singular noun ?

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"Mathematics" can be a singular noun ?

"Mathematics" can be taken as a singular noun. Therefore it seems that a correct format in Spanish would be 

"te gusta mathematics".

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Brian

Maths/ Mathematics is always used in plural in Spanish, therefore, with gustar it is:

Me gustan las matemáticas.

Saludos

Inma

MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

you have to say te gusta la matemática - it's a singular feminine noun in Spanish

JohnC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Brian,

Like Marcia says you have to use the definite article with the things that you like e.g. "Me gusta el chocolate," or "Me gusta la matemática" or "Me gusta el café." There is a separate rule for people or places: "Me gusta Marcella" or "Me gusta Segovia" where you can drop the definite article.

If you search on "gustar" on the Dashboard page you will see a list of lessons. This one is from "Using Gustar to say you like something."

Saludos. John

"Mathematics" can be a singular noun ?

"Mathematics" can be taken as a singular noun. Therefore it seems that a correct format in Spanish would be 

"te gusta mathematics".

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