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gustar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (agradar, disfrutar) (be pleasing to)like vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  enjoy vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (passive)be liked by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 A los gatos les gusta el pescado.
 Cats like fish.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. She enjoyed the show.
gustar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (sentirse atraído) (be attracted to)like vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK)fancy vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Los hombres guapos gustan a todas las mujeres.
 All women like a good-looking man.
 
Additional Translations
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gustar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (simpatizar, caer bien) (find [sb] pleasant)like vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Me gusta Felipe, es muy simpático.
 I like Felipe, he's really nice.
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Compound Forms:
gusto | gustar
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a gusto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (con comodidad)at ease, comfortable adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  nice adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  comfortably advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 El anciano se sentía a gusto en su sillón al lado de la chimenea.
 The elderly man felt at ease in his armchair next to the fireplace.
 The elderly man felt nice in his armchair next to the fireplace.
a gusto con loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (cómodo con)comfortably with adv + prep
  at ease with exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a gusto de loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (como le gusta a)to [sb]'s liking, to [sb]'s taste, advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  how [sb] likes it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a su gusto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (como quiere)as you like, as you please advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  to your liking, to your taste preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  to your heart's content preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
al gusto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (cuanto se prefiera)to your liking advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  to taste preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  made to order, cooked to order adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Ponle sal al gusto a la sopa.
 Add salt to you liking to the soup.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. When the stew is fully cooked, add salt and pepper to taste.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Every meal at this restaurant is made to order.
comer a gusto loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (comer con ganas)enjoy a meal vtr + n
con mucho gusto exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). formal (responde a una petición)my pleasure, not at all interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 —¿Te importaría pasarme la sal? —Con mucho gusto.
 -Would you mind passing me the salt? -My pleasure.
con todo gusto,
con gusto,
ES: con mucho gusto
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
AmL (de buena gana)with pleasure, with great pleasure exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 -¿Podría copiar este informe? -Claro, con todo gusto.
 Could you make a copy of this report? With pleasure.
cuestión de gusto grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (de apreciación personal)a matter of taste nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
dar a alguien gusto algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (agradar, complacer)please [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  make [sb] happy v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (colloquial)go down well with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
dar gusto vtr + nm (causar alegría)make [sb] happy v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  bring happiness, cause happiness v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Da gusto trabajar con buena gente.
 Working with good people makes you happy.
dar gusto vtr + nm (complacer a)please [sb] vtr + pron
 Marcos le da gusto a su novia comprándole flores.
 Marcos pleases his girlfriend by buying her flowers.
dar mucho gusto algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (produce satisfacción)feel very pleased by [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  feel very happy about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  feel glad about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Les da mucho gusto ver a su hijo con la carrera terminada
 They feel very pleased by seeing their son finish his studies.
darse un gusto,
darse un lujo
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
coloquial (permitirse un capricho)indulge yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  please yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  spoil yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Me gusta darme un gusto cada tanto.
 I like to indulge myself every once in awhile.
darse un lujo,
darse un gusto
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
coloquial (permitirse un capricho)treat yourself to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (formal)afford yourself a luxury v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  spoil yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Siempre me doy un lujo en mi cumpleaños.
 I always treat myself on my birthday.
de buen gusto loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (bello, fino) (thing)tasteful, in good taste adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 La familia tiene un sillón de buen gusto en la sala.
 The family has a tasteful chair in the hall.
de buen gusto loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (que aprecia lo bello) (person)with excellent taste exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  tasteful adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Mariano es un hombre de buen gusto.
 Mariano is a man with excellent taste.
de mal gusto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (de poca elegancia)in bad taste, in poor taste advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 La decoración de la casa es de mal gusto.
 The house is decorated in bad taste.
de mal gusto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (chiste: grosero)crass, vulgar adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Juan siempre hace chistes de mal gusto.
de pésimo gusto,
de muy mal gusto
loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar").
(muy grosero)terrible taste, poor taste, bad taste exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Héctor hizo un comentario de pésimo gusto en la reunión.
despacharse a gusto v prnl + loc adv (hablar sin reparo)speak one's mind v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  give someone a piece of one's mind v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Mi suegra siempre se despacha a gusto en las reuniones familiares.
 My mother-in-law always likes to speak her mind at family reunions.
es un placer conocerlo,
es un gusto conocerlo
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(formal: al presentarse)it's a pleasure to meet you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it's a pleasure meeting you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (formal)it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  pleased to meet you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Gracias por sus atenciones, fue un placer conocerlo.
 Thank you for your attention; it was a pleasure to meet you.
estar a gusto loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (sentirse bien) (informal)be comfortable v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be at ease v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (formal)feel at ease v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Dentro de casa se está a gusto; no hace tanto calor.
 It is comfortable in the house; it is not too warm.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Camila was at ease relaxing on the beach.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Mariana felt at ease in her new apartment.
estar a gusto con algo feel comfortable with something, feel at ease with [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
estar a gusto con alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (disfrutar de la compañía)feel comfortable with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  enjoy [sb]'s company v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
nunca llueve a gusto de todos exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). informal (es imposible complacer a todos) (make happy)please vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mal gusto adj + nm (poca elegancia)bad taste nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Mariana tiene muy mal gusto para vestirse.
 Mariana has very bad taste in clothes.
mucho gusto exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). formal (saludo de presentación)pleased to meet you, nice to meet you interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (flattering)the pleasure is all mine excl
 Te presento a Juan. —Mucho gusto, yo soy Elena.
 -Meet Juan. -Pleased to meet you, I'm Helen.
no haber tenido la dicha de,
no haber tenido el gusto
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
cortesía (conocer a alguien)not have had the pleasure of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 –¿Ana y tú se conocen? –No, no he tenido la dicha de que nos presenten.
no haber tenido la dicha de,
no haber tenido el gusto
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(hacer algo)not have the opportunity to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No habían tenido la dicha de escuchar a Strauss antes.
no ser plato de gusto loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (desagradar)not be everyone's cup of tea v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No es plato de gusto ir al dentista.
por gusto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (desinteresadamente)out of pleasure advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  by choice, out of choice advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  for fun advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Todo este trabajo no lo hago por gusto, lo hago porque necesito ganar dinero.
 I don't do all this work out of pleasure, I do it because I need to make money.
 I don't do all this work by choice, I do it because I need to make money.
 I don't do all this work for fun, I do it because I need to make money.
preparado a su gusto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (hecho como él quiere)prepared just the way [sb] likes it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  prepared to order exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  prepared to your liking exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
quedarse tan a gusto loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no sentirse afectado) (about [sth])be so comfortable v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los maestros se quedan tan a gusto en las reuniones de padres
sentido del gusto grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (apreciación del sabor)sense of taste nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
sentirse a gusto loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (estar cómodo)feel comfortable vi + adj
  feel at ease v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Martín se siente a gusto en su nuevo trabajo.
si no gusto exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (caso de no gustar)if I'm not to their liking, if they don't like me v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tener buen gusto loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (para vestir, decorar)have good taste v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Laura tiene buen gusto y su casa está muy bien decorada.
tener el gusto de loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (el placer de)have the pleasure of doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Tengo el gusto de presentar al orador invitado.
tengo el gusto de I have the pleasure of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tortilla al gusto grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (tortilla con relleno)omelet made to order nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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