"I love drawing at school."
Translation:Me encanta dibujar en la escuela.
Why is it "me encanta" and not "Yo encanto dibujar en la escuela". The first one makes it sound more like "My love is to draw in the school". Trying to make sense of the underlying difference here
"Amo dibujar en la escuela" It's also correct!!! It should be accepted!!!
After love, like, hate, and others, Spanish uses the infinitive. English, however, may use (here, for example) to draw or drawing.
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i'm having trouble with yo and me. the answer below seems to indicate subject and object...but... Yo creo and me encanta? think and love are the objects I the subjects. i know i am missing something, please explain the difference if anyone can. thanks
You cannot always translate literally. In principle "yo" is "I" (like in "Yo creo") and "me is "me" (object). "Me encanta" uses a construction very different from English. "me" is an object here and the subject of the sentence is somethiung like an unexpressed "it". "me encanta" literally translates to something like "it delights me", which btw. explains why the verb is in 3rd person singular. But you would not say so in English. The correct translation is "I love".
The construction is very different from the English "I love" (though the meaning is exactly the same). "me" is the accusative object here, so a literal translation would be like "drawing is delighting me". So "encantar" needs a 3rd person singular ("it") form.
"yo" is the personal pronoun "I" (first person singular subject case) and is not necessary in most sentences, because the person is already expressed by the verb form. "me" usually translates to "me" and is the objective form of the personal pronoun first person singular. "mi" is the respective possessive pronoun ("my").
The construction of the Spanish sentence is different from the English way of expressing "I love X". In Spanish it is more like "X is delighting me". This is where the "me" comes from and why the verb is in third person.