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what does this mean in english: "a ti te gusta cantar"

PLEASE HELP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!! thanks:)

3 years ago

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It means the following:

Do you like to sing?

You like to sing

You like singing

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidSinghiser
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A ti te gusta cantar. - You like to sing. Literally it means «Singing pleases you.» or «To sing is pleasing to you.»

To sing (cantar) is pleasing (gusta) to you (te and a ti). «A ti» can be dropped, so «Te gusta cantar» means the same thing. «A ti» makes it more emphatic.

If you're just starting out in Spanish and have been learning to conjugate verbs, gustar can really mess you up if you just learned «Me gusta cantar» means I like to sing.

So «Cantar» is the subject and uses the third person singular of gustar - gusta. So it's literally saying: Singing is pleasing to me.

Hope that helps and doesn't make things worse. Too much grammar can make things worse.

3 years ago

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"Do you like to sing?" or "You like to sing." I can't tell if you intended it to be a question or a statement, so.

3 years ago

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You like to sing.

3 years ago

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its a question @volcidash

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sloanewachs

thank you

3 years ago