Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Do You Like Prawns?

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 prawns?"

In Spanish, the other person could choose to be less formal and say:
¿Te gustan las gambas?

Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be more formal and say:
¿Le gustan las gambas?


OUR TIP
The question is an invitation for you to say whether or not you like prawns. 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 gustan las gambas (yes, I like prawns);
  • Sí, me gustan bastante las gambas (yes, I quite like prawns);
  • Sí, me gustan mucho las gambas (yes, I like prawns very much);
  • No, me gustan muy poco las gambas (no, I don't like prawns very much);
  • No, no me gustan las gambas (no, I don't like prawns);
  • No, no me gustan mucho las gambas (no, I don't like prawns very much);
  • No, no me gustan nada las gambas (no, I don't like prawns at all);

Now you should practise answering the question:
¿Te gustan las gambas?

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