SparkTo Ser or Not to Ser You’ve used the verb ser (to be) to talk about yourself and where you come from. Ser is one of the most important verbs you’ll learn, because it’s used so frequently. Ser is irregular, which means that its forms don’t follow a regular pattern. Test your memorization skills.Write down as many forms as you can remember.
Meta (Goal) Learn how to express what people like to do using the verb gustar. Then use gustar to say what you and others like to do.
English Grammar Connection An infinitive is the basic form of a verb, a word that expresses action or a state of being. In English, most infinitives include the word to. In Spanish, infinitives are always one word that ends in –ar, -er, or –ir. I like to run. Me gustacorrer. To run= infinitive correr= infinitive
Gustar with an Infinitive Use gustar to talk about what people like to do. Here’s how: Use phrases like me gusta + infinitive. Me gustadibujar. Nosgustadibujar Te gustadibujar Le gustadibujar Les gustadibujar.
When you want to really emphasize or identify the person that you are talking about, add a + noun/pronoun. A Sonia le gusta leer. A ella le gusta leer. Sonia likes to read. She likes to read.
Pronouns that Follow a A mí me gustadibujar. A titegustadibujar. A usted le gustadibujar A él, ella le gustadibujar A nosotrosnosgustadibujar. A ustedes les gustadibujar. A ellos les gustadibujar.
She likes to run. Ella le gustacorrer.
We like to read a book. Nosgusta leer un libro.
They like to talk on the phone. Ellos les gustanhablarporteléfono.