Gustar with Infinitives Chapter 3 – Spanish 1 Gustar with Infinitives • An infinitive tells the meaning of the verb without naming any subject (saying WHO is doing the action) or tense. There are three kinds of infinitive verbs in Spanish: those that end in “ar”, those that end in “er” and those that end in “ir”. – Cantar- to sing – Comer- to eat – Escribir- to write Gustar with Infinitives • Just like nouns, infinitives can be used after a verb like gustar to say what you and others like to do. Gustar means “to like” and then follow it with an action (verb). – Before: Me gusta la musica.- I like music. (music = noun) – NOW: Me gusta cantar. – I like to sing. (to sing= verb) Gustar with Infinitives • ALWAYS use gusta NOT gustan when following with infinitive verbs. – Before: Me gustan los deportes.- I like sports. (sports= plural noun) – NOW: Me gusta jugar al tenis.- I like to play tennis. (to play= infintive verb) Practica! • Translate the following: 1. I like to play soccer. 2. I like to sing. 3. I like to write. 4. I like to read. 5. I like to take a walk. 6. I like to go to the movies. 7. I like to swim. 8. I like to listen to music. 9. I like to ride a bike. 10. I like to watch TV. Practica! • En el libro rojo. Abras a pagina 86 y hacemos ejercicios 7 & 8.