Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson

Week 38: What would you like to do after COVID?

Lili Normand
Expresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts

What’s the first thing you’ll do when this is all over? What do you daydream about between Zoom meetings, laundry folding, dish washing and kid wrangling? Thoughts like “I would like to do this, or I would like to do that” usually cross our mind.
In this lesson, you will learn two expressions that you might like to use in the near future.

Me gustaría (Meh goos-tah-ree-ah)
This is the phrase to say “I would like…”
You need to add a verb in order to make a complete sentence.
Let’s add the verbs “viajar” and “abrazar”:

Me gustaría viajar (Meh goos-tah-ree-ah vee-ah-har)
Many people would like to travel again.
Viajar means to travel. You can say “Me gustaría viajar”.
You can also add the place you would like to travel: “Me gustaría viajar a Hawaii”, “Me gustaría viajar a México” or “Me gustaría viajar a Europa.”

Me gustaría abrazar (Meh goos-tah-ree-ah ah-brah-sahr)
It means “I would like to hug…”.
Abrazar means to hug. Who would you like to hug again? Familia (family)? Amigos (friends)?
You can say “Me gustaría abrazar a mi familia”(I would like to hug my family) or “Me gustaría abrazar a mis amigos” (I would like to hug my friends).

I hope soon you can do what you miss the most.

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