Me gusta bailar

GarryA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Me gusta bailar

Why can that not translate as "I like to dance" or must the "literal" option of "dancing is liked by me" then become "I like dancing".

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Garry

We've used both translations in the lesson, using -ing and using the infinitive with "to". I am not quite sure what you mean.

Inma

GarryA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

It had been stated that the transitive form of the verb follows "gustar": me gustar bailar, to dance is liked  by me after which I assume "interpretation" is allowed to form I like dancing or I like to dance.?

Me gusta bailar

Why can that not translate as "I like to dance" or must the "literal" option of "dancing is liked by me" then become "I like dancing".

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