"Do you like to run in the park" is also correct. Just another DL oversight.
DL is just soliciting feedback because someone proposed English Present Progressive Tense as an alternate translation. If you downvote this page, and then resubmit your original translation when this page comes up, English Present Tense will not be rejected.
Why "A ti" is required? Cant you just say: "te gusta correr en el parque?"
Just a grammatical function of Spanish when using gustar, encantar, etc. If you are asking or reporting on what someone likes, you use that. I can't really explain why, I just remember my college Spanish teacher drilling us on it.
Using "a tí" is optional. It's done to emphasize that he really likes running in the park. Usually, English emphasizes by italizing, but this dialog box won't allow italics. So here is a capitalized emphasis: Do YOU like running in the park? (Substitute italicized word for the capitalized word.)
You can write italics by framing the phrase in *asterisks* or _underscores_.
Can someone explain the difference between "te" and "le" gusta, or do you always use "te" with second person singular?
You've got it right. "Te gusta" is used with second person singular (tú) and "le gusta" is used with third person singular (él/ella/usted).
It said running was wrong and should be jogging! Sometimes duo is downright weird.
Point of clarification:
Spanish forms its gerunds by using the infinitive form of the verb.
- Correr es divertido. = Running is fun.
So while Duolingo is in the wrong for not (yet) allowing "Do you like to run in the park?", the official translation above ("Do you like running in the park?") is not any less correct.
The left hand knoweth not what the right hand doeth.
The above answer was marked incorrect. They wanted 'jogging.'
the translation here is do you like running in the park - which is exactly what i wrote - i was marked wrong and told it should be 'do you like jogging in the park' Jogging was not an option for correr - and running has always been marked correct previously. Not hugely important, i know, but very frustrating when i was on a bit of a winning streak getting things right!! Rant over!
Whats the purpose of "a ti te - gusta"? I dont understand why (ti and te) are together.