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How to Talk About Likes and Dislikes in Portuguese

November 9, 2020

I like…

The most important verb to learn when talking about likes and dislikes in Portuguese is gostar paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio to like. Let’s start with a simple example:

Eu gosto de café paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio I like coffee

It’s important to remember that the preposition de paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio of, from, by goes along with the verb gostar. Adding de may seem strange at first to English speakers because we don’t use a preposition in this context. If it helps you remember to add de, you could also think of it as “I’m fond of“.

So to form this sentence, I just conjugated the verb gostar…