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Old June 24, 2018, 09:44 AM
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Apetecer o Apetecerse

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No me apetece trabajar hoy.
I don't feel like working today.

¿Es correcto?
¿Por qué no "No me apetezco trabajar hoy."?

Estoy muy confundido.
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The verb usage is correct, Bob. It's used like the verb "gustar" and others that work as if the indirect object were "more important" than the subject.

- A mí me apetece trabajar.
I feel like working.

- A mis niños les disgusta comer verduras.
My children dislike eating vegetables.

- ¿(A ti) te molesta si (yo) fumo?
Do you mind if I smoke?

- A Martín le fascinan las fresas.
Martín loves strawberries.

- (A mí) me enoja que mi equipo de futbol pierda.
I get mad when my football team loses.

- (A mí) se me antoja un helado.
I'm craving ice-cream.

We don't say "No me apetezco trabajar hoy" (it would have an unclear meaning similar to "I don't feel like me to work today"), but we may say "no apetezco trabajar hoy" (Literally: I'm not craving working today), with almost the same meaning.

Usage note: The verb "apetecer", is not commonly heard in Latin American countries.
We tend to use other verbs instead:
- No me apetece trabajar. -No se me antoja trabajar. -No tengo ganas de trabajar. ...
- ¿Te apetece una cerveza? -¿Quieres una cerveza? -¿Se te antoja una cerveza? ...
- ¿Os apetece ir al cine? -¿Quieren ir al cine? -¿Les gustaría ir al cine? ...
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Gracias Angelica.
Esto es un sujeto dificil para mi pero poco a poco voy a aprenderlo si me mata.
Ya que sólo viajo en Sudamérica y Centroamérica no estoy muy preocupado por este verbo. "Tener ganas", "Quierer" y "Gustar" son mucho más fáciles para mí.
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Esa es la actitud correcta, Bob. La tenacidad tiene sus recompensas.
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Gracias Angelita. A veces me siento desalentado con mi progreso y luego alguien me da un mensaje alentador como suyo y renueva mi deseo de seguir intentando.

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Rendirse no es una opción. Seguir intentando es más divertido.
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