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How to conjugate Gustar in Spanish

To please

Introduction

Gustar is the Spanish verb for to please. It is a regular AR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivegustarto please
Past participlegustadopleased
Gerundgustandopleasing

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Indicative Tenses of Gustar

Gustar in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of gustar is used to talk about situations, events or thoughts that are happening now or in the near future. It is also used to talk about facts and truths. For example, "gusto", meaning "I please".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YogustoI please
gustasyou please
Ella / Él / Ustedgustas/he please, you (formal) please
Nosotras / Nosotrosgustamoswe please
Vosotras / Vosotrosgustáisyou (plural) please
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesgustanthey please, you (plural formal) please
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Gustar in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of gustar is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "gusté", meaning "I pleased".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YogustéI pleased
gustasteyou pleased
Ella / Él / Ustedgustós/he pleased, you (formal) pleased
Nosotras / Nosotrosgustamoswe pleased
Vosotras / Vosotrosgustasteisyou (plural) pleased
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesgustaronthey pleased, you (plural formal) pleased
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Gustar in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of gustar is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "gustaba", meaning "I used to please".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YogustabaI used to please
gustabasyou used to please
Ella / Él / Ustedgustabas/he used to please, you (formal) used to please
Nosotras / Nosotrosgustábamoswe used to please
Vosotras / Vosotrosgustabaisyou (plural) used to please
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesgustabanthey used to please, you (plural formal) used to please
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Gustar in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of gustar is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "gustaré", meaning "I will please".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YogustaréI will please
gustarásyou will please
Ella / Él / Ustedgustarás/he will please, you (formal) will please
Nosotras / Nosotrosgustaremoswe will please
Vosotras / Vosotrosgustaréisyou (plural) will please
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesgustaránthey will please, you (plural formal) will please
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Gustar in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of gustar is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "gustaría", meaning "I would please".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YogustaríaI would please
gustaríasyou would please
Ella / Él / Ustedgustarías/he would please, you (formal) would please
Nosotras / Nosotrosgustaríamoswe would please
Vosotras / Vosotrosgustaríaisyou (plural) would please
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesgustaríanthey would please, you (plural formal) would please
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Gustar in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of gustar is used to describe actions that started recently (in the past) and are still happening now or things that have been done recently. For example, "he gustado", meaning "I have pleased".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe gustadoI have pleased
has gustadoyou have pleased
Ella / Él / Ustedha gustados/he has pleased, you (formal) have pleased
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos gustadowe have pleased
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis gustadoyou (plural) have pleased
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan gustadothey have pleased, you (plural formal) have pleased
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Gustar in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of gustar is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había gustado", meaning "I had pleased".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía gustadoI had pleased
habías gustadoyou had pleased
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía gustados/he had pleased, you (formal) had pleased
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos gustadowe had pleased
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais gustadoyou (plural) had pleased
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían gustadothey had pleased, you (plural formal) had pleased
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Gustar in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of gustar is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré gustado", meaning "I will have pleased".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré gustadoI will have pleased
habrás gustadoyou will have pleased
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá gustados/he will have pleased, you (formal) will have pleased
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos gustadowe will have pleased
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis gustadoyou (plural) will have pleased
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán gustadothey will have pleased, you (plural formal) will have pleased
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Gustar in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of gustar is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría gustado", meaning "I would have pleased".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría gustadoI would have pleased
habrías gustadoyou would have pleased
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría gustados/he would have pleased, you (formal) would have pleased
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos gustadowe would have pleased
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais gustadoyou (plural) would have pleased
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían gustadothey would have pleased, you (plural formal) would have pleased
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Subjunctive Tenses of Gustar

Gustar in the Subjunctive Present

The Subjunctive Present is used to talk about situations of uncertainty, or emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes. It differs from the indicative mood due to the uncertainty of the events which are being spoken about. For example, "guste", meaning "I please".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YogusteI please
gustesyou please
Ella / Él / Ustedgustes/he please, you (formal) please
Nosotras / Nosotrosgustemoswe please
Vosotras / Vosotrosgustéisyou (plural) please
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesgustenthey please, you (plural formal) please
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Gustar in the Subjunctive Imperfect

The Subjunctive Imperfect is used to speak about unlikely or uncertain events in the past or to cast an opinion (emotional) about something that happened in the past. For example, "gustara", meaning "I pleased".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YogustaraI pleased
gustarasyou pleased
Ella / Él / Ustedgustaras/he pleased, you (formal) pleased
Nosotras / Nosotrosgustáramoswe pleased
Vosotras / Vosotrosgustaraisyou (plural) pleased
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesgustaranthey pleased, you (plural formal) pleased
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Gustar in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "gustare", meaning "I will please".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YogustareI will please
gustaresyou will please
Ella / Él / Ustedgustares/he will please, you (formal) will please
Nosotras / Nosotrosgustáremoswe will please
Vosotras / Vosotrosgustareisyou (plural) will please
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesgustarenthey will please, you (plural formal) will please
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Gustar in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

The Subjunctive Present Perfect is used to describe past actions or events that are still connected to the present day and to speak about an action that will have happened by a certain time in the future. For example, "haya gustado", meaning "I have pleased".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya gustadoI have pleased
hayas gustadoyou have pleased
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya gustados/he has pleased, you (formal) have pleased
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos gustadowe have pleased
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis gustadoyou (plural) have pleased
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan gustadothey have pleased, you (plural formal) have pleased
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Gustar in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

The Subjunctive Past Perfect is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that occurred before other actions/events in the past. For example, "hubiera gustado", meaning "I had pleased".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera gustadoI had pleased
hubieras gustadoyou had pleased
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera gustados/he had pleased, you (formal) had pleased
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos gustadowe had pleased
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais gustadoyou (plural) had pleased
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran gustadothey had pleased, you (plural formal) had pleased
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Gustar in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere gustado", meaning "I will have pleased".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere gustadoI will have pleased
hubieres gustadoyou will have pleased
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere gustados/he will have pleased, you (formal) will have pleased
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos gustadowe will have pleased
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis gustadoyou (plural) will have pleased
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren gustadothey will have pleased, you (plural formal) will have pleased
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Imperative Tenses of Gustar

Gustar in the Imperative Affirmative

The Imperative Affirmative is used to give orders and commands, to tell someone to do something. For example, "guste", meaning "(to you formal) please!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
gusta(to you) please!
Ella / Él / Ustedguste(to you formal) please!
Nosotras / Nosotrosgustemos(to we) please!
Vosotras / Vosotrosgustad(to you plural) please!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesgusten(to you plural formal) please!
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Gustar in the Imperative Negative

The Imperative Negative is used to give orders and commands, telling someone not to do something. For example, "no guste", meaning "(to you formal) don't please!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no gustes(to you) don't please!
Ella / Él / Ustedno guste(to you formal) don't please!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno gustemos(to we) don't please!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno gustéis(to you plural) don't please!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno gusten(to you plural formal) don't please!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Siempre me gustaron más los personajes misteriosos. I always liked mysterious characters more.
  • Es una palabra para la que me gustaría encontrar una sustituta. It's a word I'd like to find a substitute for.
  • ¿Te gustaría beber algo? Would you like something to drink?
  • ¿Te gustaría bailar conmigo? Would you like to dance with me?
  • No me gusta aprender los verbos irregulares. I don't like learning irregular verbs.
  • A todos les gustaría creer que los sueños pueden hacerse realidad. Everyone would like to believe that dreams can come true.
  • ¿Te gusta el rap? Do you like rap?
  • ¡Espero que pueda venir! Me gustaría verlo. I hope he'll be able to come! I'd like to see him.
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