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36. Portuguese Verb To Like - Gostar
In Portuguese, one who likes literally likes of something, so you need to use the preposition de (and the appropriate definite article if needed) after the verb gostar. Gostar plus a noun means to like something. Literally, it means to please and takes an indirect object, so the construction of the sentence will be different than that of English.
|gostar - to like|
|eu gosto de||I like||nós gostamos de||we like|
|tu gostas de||you like||vós gostais de||you like|
|ele/ela/você gosta de||he/she/you like||eles/elas/vocês gostam de||they/you like|
Eu gosto de flores. I like flowers. (Note:
If you like specific flowers, you say: Eu gosto das flores or Eu gosto
Nós gostamos da casa. We like the house.
Não gosto (disso). I don't like it.
Você gosta (disso)? Do you like it?
Note: If you speak Spanish, notice that word order with gostar in Portuguese is NOT similar to word order with gustar in Spanish.
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