"I do not like your criticism."
Translation:No me gustan tus críticas.
"Criticism" is not a plural btw. I would think this should be: "No me gusta tu critica"
The above translation is different than the one listed in the answer. This happens sometimes which is confusing. I use the form previously used by Duolingo and then the answer is different.
This may be more than you need to know, but here goes: "Yo" is a subject pronoun = 'I" but "I" is not the subject of the sentence.
Example: Me gusta el chocolate = chocolate is pleasing to me (even though it is translated as "I like chocolate") Chocolate is the subject and the verb, gustar, agrees with it. It is pleasing 'to me' so the 'me' is an indirect object pronoun. In your sentence here = Your criticism (tus criticas, plural in Spanish) is the subject. 'Gustan' = they are pleasing to, and 'me' = to me.
Gustar and its relatives cause learners all sorts of grief. Gustar = to be pleasing to, the subject follows (with article if not modified) and an indirect object pronoun precedes the verb. She likes strawberries = Le gustan las fresas. To clarify 'she' you can say "A ella le gustan las fresas" but you cannot omit the 'le'
Shouldn't I if I'm intending to use "a mi/ella" change the order of the rest of the phrase? ie: "A ella las fresas no le gustan"? Because I tried using that form (a mi) before and not changing the order of the sentence as I've explained and Duo didn't accept it except when I changed the order! I really need to understand this as this confuses me since I've started learning Spanish.
According to the following link (see the bottom half of the page), the word order can still be same with or without the "a mi/ella".
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You can't use "Yo" (I) here because "Yo" isn't the subject of the sentence, but rather the object. It literally means "Your criticism isn't pleasing to me" or "Your criticisms aren't pleasing to me". Notice that the subject in the English sentence is "me", in the Spanish sentence it's "your criticisms" (tus críticas).
If you wanted to put emphasis there, you would say, "A mí no me gustan tus críticas".
Is there anyway to say "I don't like something" with I as the subject? Or is it always that way with the verb "gustar"? What are it's relatives? My mistake was not conjugating gustar correctly because I had no idea "Your criticism" was the subject. Wish duolingo had some hints for sentences like this...
I think in some cases, "querer" can be used for liking something, but I think that usually has romantic implications, and usually "querer" is better used for "to want/wish for"
Just stick with gustar for liking things.
The literal translation will help you remember how to conjugate it.
gustar = to be pleasing
To be pleasing to whom? = uses the indirect object for whoever is doing the liking/being pleased
Te gusta el libro = you like the book (the book pleases you)
Te gustan los libros = you like the books (the books are pleasing to you)
Me gusta el libro = I like the book (the book is pleasing to me/the book pleases me)
Me gustan los libros = I like the books (the books are pleasing to me)
There is another way to use gustar but it's not used much these days, it's exactly like the Portuguese way, "yo no gusto de tus críticas" (I do not like your criticism).
Would a native speaker be more likely to say, "No me gustan tus críticas" or "No me gusta tu crítica"?
I ask this without being entirely sure that the second statement is even correct! As a native English speaker I'd definitely be more inclined towards the singular form but I'm here to learn Spanish so, answers on a postcard please...!
There is nothing in the English translation that suggests plural. Not fair, DL!!