Monday, 25 July 2011

Do You Not Like The Film?

Imagine you are talking about leisure activities with a relative, a friend or a colleague.  Perhaps you are talking about films in general or a specific film genre in particular. You might have said something which gave the impression that perhaps you are not very keen on a particular genre. The other person wants to ask you if you do not like the film genre in question.

He/ she could choose to be less formal and ask you:
¿No te gusta ese tipo de películas?

Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be a little bit more formal and say:
¿(A usted) no le gusta ese tipo de películas?


You DO NOT need be concerned about the degree of formality in the question you are asked. Whether the other person uses the more/ less formal question is irrelevant to your choice of answer. Your answer depends only on whether you want to say that you:
  • Do not like that film genre
  • Do like that film genre

Here are a couple of examples which deal with those two basic possibilities:
  • No, no me gusta ese tipo de películas (don't like it)
  • Sí, sí que me gusta ese tipo de películas (do like it)

Now you should practice answering the question:
¿No te gusta ese tipo de películas?

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