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WOULD LIKE

Hoy nos toca aprender a formular deseos y a ser educados cuando le ofrecemos algo a alguien, o cundo somos
nosotros los que pedimos algo. Para eso vamos a utilizar la expresin would like pronunciada . Fjate que la L es
muda, como en tantas otras palabras en ingls.
Vamos a empezar con unos ejemplos para ver el contexto real de esta expresin:
She would like to meet Brad Pitt Le gustara conocer a Brad Pitt
Would you like some tea? Quieres/Quiere t?
We would like something to drink Nos gustara beber algo
Cmo se forma
El verbo modal would va seguido del infinitivo like para formar esta expresin tan comn en ingls. Vamos a
profundizar en los usos al tiempo que vemos cmo se construye esta forma verbal.
Como hemos anticipado, podemos utilizar la combinacin would like en diferentes situaciones.
1) Expresar deseos
Una de ellas es para expresar deseos, cosas que nos gustara que ocurrieran. Para ello, pondremos un infinitivo
precedido de to justo detrs de would like.
Sujeto + would/wouldnt + like + infinitivo con to + (Complemento)
He wouldnt like to be a doctor No le gustara ser mdico
Id like to have a bigger flat Me gustara tener un apartamento ms grande
Supongo que has notado que en su forma afirmativa, el verbo modal would puede contraerse, aadiendo solo -d
al sujeto.
Hed like to know more people Le gustara conocer a ms gente
2) Ofrecimientos
Tambin utilizamos esta forma verbal para ofrecer algo. En este caso el verbo va en su formainterrogativa.
(Wh-word) + would + Sujeto + like + (Complemento)
Would you like a sandwich? Quieres/Quiere un sandwich?
Would you like to come to my party? Te gustara venir a mi fiesta?
2.1- Algo tangible
Cuando lo que ofrecemos es algo tangible (en este caso sobre todo se utiliza con comida y bebida), tras would
like tendremos inmediatamente aquello que se ofrece en forma de nombre u otra forma nominal.
Would you like a beer? Quieres una cerveza?
Would you like some chocolate cake? Quieres un poco de torta de chocolate?
2.2- Ideas abstractas
Si en lugar de ofrecer algo tangible invitamos a alguien a alguna actividad, el complemento del verbowould
like ser una forma verbal, donde el verbo ser un infinitivo con to
Would you like to go for a walk? Quieres dar un paseo?
Would you like to drive my new car? Te gustara conducir (manejar) mi coche (auto) nuevo?
**Recuerda que hablar ingls implica ser muy educado , as que nunca diremos directamente que queremos
algo como hacemos en espaol. En lugar de hacer eso, utilizaremos esta frmula, que nos hace quedar mucho
mejor en nuestras relaciones sociales.
Id like some more wine Me das ms vino?
Id like to ask you something? Me gustara preguntarte algo
Aqu el complemento de would like depender de si estamos pidiendo algo tangible o si lo que pedimos es
una accin.

Today we have to learn to formulate wishes and be educated when we offer something to someone, or when we who asked for
something. For this we will use the expression "would like" pronounced / wd lak /. Note that the "L" is silent, as in so many
words in English.

Let's start with a few examples to see the actual context of this expression:

She would like to meet Brad Pitt - I'd like to meet Brad Pitt
Would you like some tea? - Want to / Want some tea?
We would like something to drink - We would like to drink
How is it formed
The modal verb 'would' is followed by the infinitive 'like' to form this expression so common in English. We will delve into the
uses while we see how this verbal form is constructed.

As we advance, we can use the combination 'would like' in different situations.

1) Expressing wishes
One is to express desires, things we would like to occur. To do this, put a preceded infinitive 'to' just behind 'would like' .

Subject + would / would not + like + infinitive 'to' + (Supplement)

I would not like to be a doctor - not you like to be a doctor
I'd like to have a bigger Flat- I wish I had a bigger apartment
I guess you noticed that in its affirmative form, the modal verb 'would' collapsible, adding only '-'d' the subject.

He'd like to know more people- you like to meet more people
2) Offerings
We also use this form to offer something verbal. In this case the verb is in question form.

(Wh-word) + Subject + would + like + (Supplement)

Would you like a sandwich? - Want to / Want a sandwich?
Would you like to come to my party? - Would you like to come to my party?
Something tangible 2.1-

When we offer is tangible (in this case mostly used with food and drink) after 'would like' we immediately what is offered in the
form of name or other noun form.

Would you like a beer? - You want a beer?
Would you like some chocolate cake? - Would you like some chocolate cake?
2.2- Abstract Ideas

If instead of offering something tangible invite someone to an activity, the object of the verb 'would like' is a verbal form, where
the verb is an infinitive with 'to'

Would you like to go for a walk? - You want a ride?
Would you like to drive my new car? - You're the driver (driving) my car (car) again?
Remember to speak English ** involves being very polite:-), so that we never say anything directly as we do in Spanish. Rather
than do that, use this formula, which makes us look much better in our relationships.

I'd like some more wine - Can I have some more wine?
I'd like to ask you something? - I would like to ask you something
Here Plug 'would like' depends on whether we're asking tangible or we ask is an action.