Spanish Grammar: The Verb [DISGUSTAR]

Spanish Grammar: The Verb DISGUSTAR

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Spanish Grammar: The Verb [DISGUSTAR]
la gramática española: el verbo [disgustar]

  • The verb [DISGUSTAR] means to be extremely displeasing.
  • Express deep dislike or disgust.


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The verb DISGUSTAR expresses disgust or being upset (Disgusted by things!)

DISGUSTAR resembles the verb GUSTAR, it conjugates in exactly the same way!

DISGUSTAR technically means IT DISGUSTS / UPSETS (me, you, him, her, us, etc…)

ME DISGUSTA(N) : It disgusts / upsets me

TE DISGUSTA(N) : It disgusts / upsets you

LE DISGUSTA(N) : It disgusts / upsets him – her

LE DISGUSTA(N) : It disgusts / upsets you

NOS DISGUSTA(N) : It disgusts / upsets us

OS DISGUSTA(N) : It disgusts / upsets y’all (familiar, plural)

LES DISGUSTA(N) : It disgusts / upsets them

LES DISGUSTA(N) : It disgusts / upsets you (formal, plural)

There are only TWO ways the verb DISGUSTAR can be conjugated. Either DISGUSTA or DISGUSTAN.

DISGUSTA = Singular. Only one thing or activity “is disgusting” to someone.

Me disgusta el pescado.
Fish disgusts me.

Me disgustan los mariscos.
Seafood (shellfish) disgusts me.

DISGUSTAN = Plural. More than one thing “is disgusting” to someone

When using DISGUSTAR with one verb, or many verbs, you’ll always use the singular form (DISGUSTA).

Me disgusta trabajar.
Work disgusts me – I dislike (upsets me) to work.

The indirect object pronouns (ME, TE, LE, NOS, OS, LES) help us understand TO WHOM is the NOUN/VERB pleasing! This is the part that changes according to who we are talking about!


¿Qué le disgusta?
What disgusts you?

¿Por qué le disgusta el cilantro?
Why do you hate cilantro?

¿Cuál le disgusta más?
Which one do you dislike the most?

¿A quién le disgustan los serpientes?
Who doesn’t like snakes?

¿Cómo es posible disgustar el helado?
How is it possible to dislike ice cream?

¿Te disgustan los mariscos?
Do you dislike seafood?

¿Le disgusta el frío?
Do you dislike the cold?

¿Les disgustan la tarea?
Do you dislike homework?



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