He likes Maria (gustar + a personal)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by tes, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. tes Senior Member

    English- USA
    I am trying to say "He likes Maria." Do I need an "a" before María? Here's what I have: A él le gusta María. Is that ok?
  2. Peterdg

    Peterdg Senior Member

    Dutch - Belgium
    Yes, taht is OK.

    You don't need the personal "a" because "María" is the subject of 'gustar", not he direct object. ("María" is the direct object in the English sentence, but not in Spanish).

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