How to Use Gustar

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How to Use Gustar
A Survival Guide
Por Sra. Smidt
The flow of the sentence
• Read the Spanish
sentence from right to
left.
• Gustar loosely
translates as “to
please.”
• Translate the sentence
as “something pleases
someone.”
Sample sentence
“She likes pizza.
In Spanish it would say, “Pizza
pleases her.”
Le gusta la pizza.
• This is the Spanish sentence.
• The word(s) that follow gustar determine its
form.
• Because pizza is singular, use gusta.
• The word used for her is le.
She likes tacos.
Think: “Tacos please her.”
“Le gustan los tacos.”
• The thing (tacos) that follows gustan is
plural, therefore the plural form of gustar is
used.
• Gusta is singular and gustan is plural.
Use Indirect Object Pronouns
• Me
Nos
• Te
Os
• Le
Les
These indirect object pronouns
represent the subject of the English
sentence.
I-me
We-nos
You-te
You-os
He,She-le
They-les
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