Gusta/Gustan

EmmaA2Kwiziq community member

Gusta/Gustan

Can I ask you that when a thing and a thing (singular noun) or a thing and things (singular noun and plural noun)... followed verb "gustar" like listing, gusta or gustan is right?

For example: 

1. Me (gusta/gustan) el chocolate y la golosina.

2. Me (gusta/gustan) el chocolate y las golosinas.

3. Me (gusta/gustan) las golosinas y el chocolate.

Thank u so much

Asked 9 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Emma

There's a bit of subjectivity here; generally, if you start the sentence with the verb (Me gusta/n...) if you have two subjects both in singular, despite having two subjects, it's more common to use the verb in singular:

Me gusta el chocolate y la golosina. 

You could use the plural gustan too but the singular is generally preferred. It is as if we omitted the verb before the second element: Me gusta el chocolate y [me gusta] la golosina.

In your 2 and 3 sentences, you have plurals in the subject, so there I'd use the verb in plural:

Me gustan el chocolate y las golosinas.

Me gustan las golosinas y el chocolate. 

If you were talking about liking "activities" using infinitives, even when you talk about more than one activity, you'll still see the verb in singular:

Me gusta cocinar y planchar.

Me gusta ver la tele y jugar a videojuegos.

I hope it clarifies it.

Saludos

 

 

JaharA1Kwiziq community member

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JaharA1Kwiziq community member

I think the most weird language in the world are khanji chinese and spanish, horrible !!

Gusta/Gustan

Can I ask you that when a thing and a thing (singular noun) or a thing and things (singular noun and plural noun)... followed verb "gustar" like listing, gusta or gustan is right?

For example: 

1. Me (gusta/gustan) el chocolate y la golosina.

2. Me (gusta/gustan) el chocolate y las golosinas.

3. Me (gusta/gustan) las golosinas y el chocolate.

Thank u so much

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