"A nosotros nos encanta esta fiesta."

Translation:We love this party.

June 3, 2018



Why nosotros and nos? The redundancy is confusing.

June 3, 2018


Nos is required. A nosotros is not. It is optional, for emphasis in this case. "Nos encanta esta fiesta" should be accepted.


Yes, my spanish speaking friend confirms this as well.


I think in this sentence, the "a nosotros" is redundant. It adds nothing surely?


Still confused


If it is not required, why use it? Are we actually saying "We really love this party!"?


Encantar is a tricky verb, used like gustar. So the normal rules are changed. What we are literally saying is "(to us) this party enchants us". Encantar has a stronger meaning than gustar, closer to "love". So here "this party" is the subject. "Nos" and "a nosotros" are the objects. "Nos encanta" is the bare minimum (it enchants us). "A nosotros" is optional and used for emphasis. Like I say, it's all tricky.


So does this tricky - some would say bewildering- concept of putting 'A mi/A nosotros' etc before the verb confined to just gustar and encantar? Or can it apply to all verbs?


It applies to the "backwards" verbs: " encantar", "gustar", "interesar", "molestar", and several others.


My son explained this as a reflexive verb. It is referring back again the the person indicated. And is more common and proper though redundent. As for me, i ... As for him, he... In some cases the first pronoun can also not be considered specific enough so the relexive prounoun clarifies exactly who is speaking.


So is it like nos encanta means we like and a nosostros nos encanta means we really like?


More like -- WE love this party. Stating "A nosotros" emphasizes that is WE who love it.


"Gustar" means "to like". But if you really like something, you'd use "encantar".


Thanks, that was just the information I had come here for :-)


Why the heck is my answer "We love this holiday" not accepted?! La palabra "fiesta" también significa "holiday", no?!


It´s correct, fiesta can mean also holiday. Fiesta Patria, is for example the independence day, or flag day. And Las Fiestas we use to refer to the last week of the year Chirstmas and New Year. Without a context your answer can be accepted, but the expresion amo esta fiesta, sounds more like i love this party.


wait. So I said "we like this party" and it was wrong. Why? Is Like not strong enough?


Exactly. We really like or we love are more accurate.


encanta = love; gusta = like


Do not hide our answers


Why is it a nosotros? I thought nosotros is subject. To us is object.


Me encanta ellos, muchos graciass


I think of "a nosotros nos & "a mí me" etc as "as for us" & "as for me" etc.


Listened to speaker twice, sounded like siesta to me, why is speaker so weak in enunciation.?


Really strange again that A nosotros


Why not nos encantamos ?


It´s incorrect, not sure but sounds like we charmed ourselves in english and the meaning of love yourself can´t be used with encantar, it sound really bad. For that we use the word querer.


Why is this language complicated. We love this party : Nosotros encantamos esta party! Done.


No. See king.coffey post above.


I speak English, 3 dialects of Chinese, studied some German and now learning Spanish. Every language has some tricky part. I love that Chinese has no grammar (I am bad at it) no plurals, conjugation, conjunctions, irregular words, formal tense or tense in relation to time. But you have to learn tones, (I'm tone deaf) 1000s of characters, time aspect and possibly different spoken and written forms of the same language. Spanish has latin grammar, the best thing is to say "Well this is the hard part. Ok. How can I best deal with it?". If we dot it's really easy to become discouraged. Languages are so complex I am surprised how well this app works. And the comments always help. Don't give up, you'll make it. :)


I don't understand why people are being downvoted for saying the truth. After weeks of teaching us "nosotros encantamos" it suddenly does a 180 and brings out all these new words, and we're just supposed to memorize it all without question or trying to understand what and why and when to use? Seriously...

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