Now “le” is called an indirect object, meaning it means “him, she, or you.” However, Le gusta is loosely translated as “he, she or you like”, although it can actually mean “he, she or you like it”. Hope this helps.
Put simply, without confusing you with lexical terms, the “a” clarifies the indirect object (YUCK!), for example, She likes ice cream: (A ella) le gusta el helado note that the a ella is not mandatory here. I like mangoes and pineapples: (A mí) me gustan los mangos y la piña.
Instead of “I like it” you would say “I like it” or “I like it”. “Me” is the direct object, so this pronoun must match the person who is satisfied. “Gusta” usually stays “gusta”. So, “Les” or “le” would be correct, depending on whether the person is happy in the singular or plural.
le gusta=he/she likes it (or somewhat singular) le gustan=he/she likes her (or somewhat plural)
Gusta and gustan are Spanish verbs. Their usage is very different as they are singular and plural. “Gusta” is singular while “Gustan” is plural. The use of verbs in Spanish is very different from the use of verbs in the English language.
When you say “le gusta el chocolate” it’s not clear whether you mean “she likes chocolate” or “he likes chocolate”. If you want to make it clearer, you can add “a ella” or “a él” either before or after. Note that the “a” before “the person liking” comes before “liked the thing”. He likes brandy.
Le gusta is just the formal form of “of te gusta” with the pronoun “usted”. “le” can be he/she/it/you (formal). It depends on the context. Check “llamas” not only in the SD dictionary but also in other bilingual dictionaries.
Gustar is a unique verb. We learn it early because it’s useful to be able to say you like something, but grammatically it’s an advanced concept. In English, we say “I like… , you like… , he like… , etc. In this case, we conjugate “to like” based on the person doing the like (me, you, or he).
Here is the correct gustar conjugation: Me gusta(n)- I like. Te gusta(n)- You like. Le gusta(n)-he/she likes.
A mí me gusta … and Me gusta … actually both mean the same thing. We add the “A mí” to emphasize that it applies to myself, although this is made clear in the rest of the sentence.
Le gusta la pizza. She likes pizza. (She likes pizza.) Nos gusta la pizza.
Gusto is a masculine noun in Spanish and means taste, aroma or pleasure. You can see all its English meanings on SpanishDict. On the other hand, gustó is the past tense of the verb gustar: Me gusta (el coche) is used for the present tense: I like the car/I like the car.
*** Backward verbs are verbs that are conjugated like “Me Gusta”. We call them backwards because in literal translation you are not the subject of the sentence but what you like or dislike. Example: Me gusta el chocolate.
le, la and les are the French equivalents for die. Because French makes a distinction between “masculine and feminine objects,” people use le for masculine things/persons and la for feminine things/persons. However, in the plural, only les is used, regardless of gender.
Gustar is a common verb in Spanish and means to like. ‘ The verb has unique features, which means that its construction is almost a whole grammatical category unto itself. Using this sentence as an example: Me gusta la manzana (I like the apple)
nos gusta = we like it or like it. te gustamos = you like us or you like us. All about Gustar. When translated between Spanish and English, “nos gusta X” means “we like X” while “gustamos” means “we stay crispy in milk”.
The reason is that, as you may have seen, gustar is a very strange Spanish verb… The word order we’re so used to (subject + verb + object) becomes is used in gustar completely crazy, which converts the sentence into the following structure: object + verb + subject.