indirect objects: verbs like "gusta" (beta)

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

These are verbs that use a direct object in English ("Something pleases him") but 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.

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.





VOCABULARY

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pleases, interests, enchants, fascinates, satisfies,

displeases, bothers/annoys, confuses, bores, aches/hurts








VERBS LIKE "GUSTA" WITH INDIRECT-OBJECT PRONOUNS

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present tense (is/does)

spanish vocabulary transitive verbs intelengua

With these verbs in Spanish, the indirect object is the first and only object of the verb, something that never happens in English. Despite its being an indirect object of the verb in Spanish, it is still a direct object of the verb in English.

In fact, most of the verbs in the practice set can also be used with a direct object in Spanish, with a slight change 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.

TRY A PAST TENSE:

was

did

has

had

TRY THE FUTURE TENSE:

will

TRY THE CONDITIONAL MODE:

would








VERBS LIKE "GUSTA" WITH INDIRECT-OBJECT PRONOUNS + PRONOUN 'TAGS'

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

MATCH IT

present tense (is/does)

spanish vocabulary transitive verbs intelengua

With these verbs in Spanish, the indirect object is the first and only object of the verb, something that never happens in English. Despite its being an indirect object of the verb in Spanish, it is still a direct object of the verb in English.

TRY A PAST TENSE:

was

did

has

had

TRY THE FUTURE TENSE:

will

TRY THE CONDITIONAL MODE:

would