Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Do You Not Like Chicken?

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

He/ she could choose to be less formal and ask you:
¿No te gusta el pollo?

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


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 chicken
  • Do like chicken

Here are a couple of examples which deal with those two basic possibilities:
  • No, el pollo no me gusta nada (don't like chicken)
  • Sí, el pollo sí que me gusta (do like chicken)

Now you should practice answering the question:
¿No te gusta el pollo?

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