Verbs like "gusta" - With Indirect Objects

pleases, interests, enchants, fascinates, satisfies, displeases, bothers/annoys, confuses, bores, aches/hurts


MINI-LESSON

Reflexive & Non-reflexive Indirect-Object Pronouns

This vocabulary includes verbs like "gusta" ("pleases").

These are verbs that always use a direct object in English ("Something pleases him") but usually use an indirect object in Spanish ("Algo le gusta").

With these verbs in Spanish, the indirect object is the first and only object of the verb, something that never happens in English. In Spanish, note that most of these verbs can also be used with direct objects for a slight difference in meaning, a nuance that is hard to explain.

Another verb that follows this pattern in Spanish is "importa", which in English is expressed with an object of a preposition: "eso me importa" expresses "that matters to me.

There are many other verbs in Spanish that follow this indirect-object pattern that require very different wording/structures in English: "queda", "sobra", "falta", etc.

Also remember that the Spanish objects "me/te/nos/se" can be either direct or indirect. In other words, in these four cases, the direct-object pronouns and the indirect-object pronouns are spelled exactly the same.

Make sure to SAY every answer in Spanish before you click it.


With Indirect-object Pronouns

MATCH IT

spanish vocabulary transitive verbs intelengua

TRY A PAST TENSE:

was     did     has     had

TRY THE FUTURE OR CONDITIONAL:

will     would

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With Indirect-object Pronouns and Pronoun 'Tags'

MATCH IT

spanish vocabulary transitive verbs intelengua

TRY A PAST TENSE:

was     did     has     had

TRY THE FUTURE OR CONDITIONAL:

will     would

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