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Using gustar to order food or drink.

george-gmh

george-gmh

In an early lesson, Amy used
“Me gustaría un café”
Why not “Mi gustaría un café” ?
 
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

Here is the grammatical explanation for this question.

present indicative: me gusta un café = a coffee is pleasing to me = I like a coffee

conditional tense: Me gustaría un café = a coffee would be pleasing to me = I would like a coffee

me = indirect object pronoun = to me
mi = my

The verb 'gustar' is a reverse construct verb where the object as we would think in English is actually the subject.  Here 'me' is used to specify to whom the coffee is pleasing.
 
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Excellent explanation!
george-gmh

george-gmh

Thanks Robert
George

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