Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Do You Like Coffee?

SCENARIO
Imagine you are talking to a relative, a friend or a work colleague. You are talking about the things each one of you like. At some point the other person says to you something like: "do you like coffee?"

In Spanish, the other person could choose to be less formal and say:
¿Te gusta el café?

Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be more formal and say:
¿Le gusta el café?


OUR TIP
The question is an invitation for you to say whether or not you like coffee. A yes/no answer may be strictly sufficient. However, with little effort, your answer could be a lot more informative.

Here are some examples of how you could reply:
  • Sí, me gusta el café (yes, I like coffee);
  • Sí, me gusta bastante el café (yes, I quite like coffee);
  • Sí, me gusta mucho el café (yes, I like coffee very much);
  • No, me gusta muy poco el café (no, I don't like coffee very much);
  • No, no me gusta el café (no, I don't like coffee);
  • No, no me gusta mucho el café (no, I don't like coffee very much);
  • No, no me gusta nada el café (no, I don't like coffee at all);

Now you should practise answering the question:
¿Te gusta el café?

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