All of us have things that we like and dislike and things that we love and hate. This guide will get you prepared for talking about your likes, dislikes, things that you love and things that you hate – in Spanish.

The Basics

Me gusta / Me gustan
I like (singular) / I like (plural)
For example: I like that house / I like animals

No me gusta / No me gustan
I don’t like (singular) / I don’t like (plural)
For example: I don’t like that house / I don’t like animals

Me encanta / Me encantan
I love (singular) / I love (plural)
For example: I love your house / I love animals

Odio
I hate

Getting used to talking about your likes and dislikes and giving your opinion will also help you to better understand the grammar behind singular and plural.

We don’t just want to say, “I like this, I don’t like that, I love this but I hate that” do we? Why don’t we learn how to give a reason for our opinion?

Porque

Because

Would you like to see some examples?

Me gusta este libro porque es interesante
I like this book because it is interesting

 

Me gustan los animales porque son interesantes
I like animals because they are interesting

Do you see the difference between gusta and gustan?

What other differences can you see?

Do you also see the difference between es and son?

How about the difference between interesante and interesantes?

This is because the first sentence is talking about a singular noun (este libro – this book) and the second sentence is talking about a plural noun (los animales – the animals).

If you would like to know more about es and son, please look at our guide: Conjugating Ser in our Conjugation Camp.

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