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    Default who doesn't like whom?

    According to Google, "he doesn't like me" is translated as "no me gusta". "I don't like him" is also translated as "no me gusta".
    How do the Spaniards know who does not like whom?

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    Default Re: who doesn't like whom?

    Hi andersqf, that's a tricky one.
    he doesn't like me >> No le gusto
    I don't like him>> no me gusta

    What I do is convert the sentence switching "like" to "please":
    he doesn't like me>> I (yo) dont (no) please him (le gusto) (I know this is not the right way to say it, but it doesnt matter, we just need the right order to apply "gustar")
    I don't like him>> He (Úl) doesnt (no) please me (me gusta)

    Here is an interesting analysis for non spanish native speakers:
    https://cceyaounde.files.wordpress.c...star-mamba.pdf

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    Default Re: who doesn't like whom?

    I agree.

    "No me gusta" for "he doesn't like me" is a mistranslation.

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    Default Re: who doesn't like whom?

    The matter is that it is constructed contrary to English.
    I don't like you= No me gustas
    You don┤t like me= No te gusto

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