"Elas gostam de você."

Translation:They like you.

September 23, 2013

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They, but they being all girls (feminine)

October 5, 2013


yup, someone is getting laid tonight!

November 20, 2013


Wish it was me. Im in bed but the only thing im "doing" tonight is duolingo!

July 14, 2014


And when it is a mixed group it is "eles". How sexiest :O ;)

March 25, 2015


What's de for?

April 29, 2014


You know how in English we often need to add the word "to" after listen? As in "Listen to me" or "I listen to music."?

Similarly, we often need to add de after the verb "gostar".
"Você gosta de mim?" and "Eu gosto de sopa".
We do it when we specify what we are referring to (me, soup).

I hope it helps! =]

July 12, 2014


Isn't it a bit more complicated than this? I thought 'de' is used specifically when the object of the sentence is a person(al pronoun).

October 7, 2014


I understood "Elas gostam ji voce" so we've got to pronunce "de" "ji"? For "leite" is the same I hear "leche"!

May 1, 2014


Only sometimes, and you don't have to (in Brazil, they don't say gee for d in some regions, like in the South). But you are correct. I would say it this way:

Elas gostam gee você.
Elas gostam gee ley-chee.

I'm not sure how to explain the rule. I guess we do it if:

  • the syllable starts with a t or an d.
  • the next letter is an i or e.
  • Exception: if d or t is the first letter of the word, and it is followed by an e, then they sound "normal".

I don't think I've ever tried to explain it before, so it might need some adjustments. But I hope it helps! =]

July 12, 2014


elas and eles sound to simular this one

December 23, 2013


Hey, Angelisa1!

People learning English have trouble differentiating between "men" and "man" as well, but there is a difference here. I recently described the é sound in ELA (é-lah) as the a in mattress (American English), and the ê sound in ELE (ê-lee) as the first "e" in begin. Or something like that.

This is how Brazilian Portuguese speakers easily tell them apart--by the sound of the first "e" in ele or ela. I can't guarantee that the robot would say it correctly (especially in turtle speed), but I hope it helps! =]

April 27, 2014


What is the purpose of the "de?"

June 17, 2014


Please take a look at my response to .Jaelle. and see if it helps! =]

July 12, 2014


where is your response?

December 30, 2015


You know how in English we often need to add the word "to" after listen? As in "Listen to me" or "I listen to music."? Similarly, we often need to add de after the verb "gostar". "Você gosta de mim?" and "Eu gosto de sopa". We do it when we specify what we are referring to (me, soup).

March 30, 2016


They like you "They" means "Eles" and "Elas" ... - when do I know what is the right word?

June 23, 2014


You don't, unless you have context. It would only be elas if you knew it was 2+ females (or feminine noun). If the group is male/mixed/unknown, we'd use "eles". Duolingo usually accepts both/either as a translation for "they". I hope it helps! =]

July 12, 2014


What's the difference between 'voce gosta' and 'vos gostais'?

October 8, 2015


"Vós" is rarely used nowadays.

February 13, 2017


What if I want to say I like you? Eu gostam de voce? Or does like gostam de has another form for 1st person?

February 2, 2014


The verb would change from gostam to gusto. Depending on whether you far i first person or third person or now many you are talking about the spending will change. Eu gosto, tu gostas, ele/ela gosta, nós gostamos, eles/elas/vocês gostam

February 2, 2014


Is it then also você gosta (2nd sing)?

May 13, 2014


It's the opposite of Spanish. Spanish: "gustar" would agrees with the number. Ex: Me gustan estas mujeres. Portuguese: "gostar" only agrees with the pronoun, the subject. Ex: Eu gosta estas mulheres. Am I right?

April 8, 2014


You are, but one small correction: With the verb "gostar" in present form, "eu" is always followed by "gosto" (and not "gosta", because that's used with você/ele/ela). =]

April 27, 2014


Would the european portuguese use 'tu' instead of 'voce'? Or would the whole sentence structure change if 'tu' was used?

January 8, 2015


I think the "tu" form is gostas

January 9, 2015


What do you use when "they" is a group of both men and women? Do you use the male form if a group includes at least one man, like in Hebrew?

March 18, 2015


Use eles for mixed group/all male

March 31, 2015


So does that mean "Eu gostam de você" means "I like you"?

July 18, 2014


No. "Eu gosto de você" would mean 'I like you'.

October 7, 2014
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