GUSTAR means to be pleasing to and is used to express the idea of liking in Spanish.
This verb is conjugated to agree with the subject of the sentence. The subject of the sentence is going to be singular (el inglés) or plural (los idiomas). That is why the only forms or endings of GUSTAR you will use are 'gusta' or 'gustan'.
I like English. I like to speak English. Me gusta el inglés. Me gusta hablar inglés. To me English is pleasing. To me speaking English is pleasing. (literal translation)
I like languages. Me gustan los idiomas. To me languages are pleasing. (literal translation)
When you are referring to something singular you must use "gusta". I like nature. Me gusta la naturaleza. To me nature is pleasing. (literal translation)
When you are referring to something singular you must use "gustan". I like flowers. Me gustan las flores. To me flowers are pleasing. (literal translation)
CONJUGATION OF GUSTAR Me gusta or Me gustan - I like Te gusta or Te gustan - You like Le gusta or Le gustan - He/She/ You like(s) Nos gusta or Nos gustan - We like Os gusta or Os gustan - You all like informal Les gusta or Les gustan - They like/You all like formal
Sometimes you will need to specify the subject of the sentence, depending on the context:
A mí me gusta or me gustan A ti te gusta or te gustan A él/ella le gusta or le gustan A nosotros nos gusta or nos gustan A vosotros os gusta or os gustan A ellos/ellas les gusta or gustan
Let's imagine that another person and myself are talking about my sister Neli. We won't need to specify her name because both interlocutors know about whom they talking about. If a third person join the conversation but doesn't know that we have been talking about my sister, we will need to mention her name and the preposition a in front of the name is mandatory:
A Neli le gusta ir de compras. A ella le gusta ir de compras. Neli likes shopping. She likes shopping. A Neli le gustan los vestidos de colores. A ella le gustan los vestidos de colores. Neli likes colorful dresses. She likes colorful dresses.
Verbs like GUSTAR
gustar - to like, to please aburrir - to bore agradar - to be pleasing to alegrar - to gladden apasionar - to love apetecer - to feel like asustar - get scared atraer - to attract bastar - to be enough caber - to fit, to fill caer bien / caer mal - to give a good/bad impression to someone convenir - to be convenient for, to suit someone costar - to be difficult to do something dar miedo - to scare divertir - to have fun doler - to hurt, to be painful encantar - to love something, to like very much extrañar - to be surprised faltar - to be lacking fascinar - to fascinate, to be fascinating to favorecer - to favor hacer falta - to need something importar - to matter, to be important to interesar - to be interesting to impresionar - to impress molestar - to bother, to annoy parecer - to appear to be, to seem picar - to itch preocupar - to worry quedar - to be left over, to remain quedar bien / quedar mal - to suit/not to suit repugnar - to disgust sobrar - to have more than enough of something tocar - to be responsible for, to be someone's turn