agradar

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

agradar (first-person singular present agrado, past participle agradat)

  1. to like
  2. to please

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Usage notes[edit]

Agradar is usually translated as like, but subject and object are reversed from those of to like. That is, the subject of agradar is the thing that pleases and the indirect object is the person who likes it. As the object is indirect, a third-person subject is supplemented with the preposition a.

  • T'agrada el menjar? — Do you like the food?
  • M'agrades molt. — I like you a lot.
  • A la noia li agradaven les flors. — The girl liked the flowers.

Compare also Spanish gustar, which is similar.


Ladino[edit]

Verb[edit]

agradar (Latin spelling)

  1. to please, give pleasure

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From grat, from Latin grātum < grātus. Compare Catalan and Spanish agradar, French agréer.

Verb[edit]

agradar

  1. to like
  2. to please

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Agradar is usually translated as like, but subject and object are reversed from those of to like. That is, the subject of agradar is the thing that pleases and the indirect object is the person who likes it. As the object is indirect, a third-person subject is supplemented with the preposition a.

  • T'agrada lo manjar? — Do you like the food?
  • M'agradas. — I like you.
  • Al dròlle li agradèron los viatges. — The boy liked the trips.

Compare also French plaire, Italian piacere and Spanish gustar, which are similar.


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A- +‎ grado +‎ -ar. Grado from Latin grātum < grātus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

agradar (first-person singular present indicative agrado, past participle agradado)

  1. (transitive) to please
  2. to be nice to, to fuss over
  3. (intransitive) to be pleasing, to please
  4. to go down well

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From grado, from Latin grātum < grātus.

Verb[edit]

agradar (first-person singular present agrado, first-person singular preterite agradé, past participle agradado)

  1. to please
    Es un tipo que no me agrada - "I don't like his type"

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