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Old November 28, 2009, 08:01 PM
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Gustar??

no fue una chica que gusté

is this how you say she wasn't a girl that liked me?
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Old November 28, 2009, 08:40 PM
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She wasn't a girl that liked me: No era una chica a la que (yo) le hubiera gustado.

Yo no le gustaba a esa chica.
That girl didn't like me.

Yo nunca le gusté a esa chica.
That girl never liked me.
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Old November 29, 2009, 01:00 AM
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doesn't/wouldn't no era una chica a la que yo le hubiera gustado mean she wasn't a girl that WOULD HAVE liked me??? if it does then i can easily understand y gustado is used. otherwise i can't. and y the subjunctive??????
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Old November 29, 2009, 09:55 AM
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You can think of it something like "I wasn't someone that was pleasing to that girl" You are the subject because that is the way gustar works, inside out to English
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Old November 29, 2009, 09:58 AM
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oops sorry my reply inappropriate, you are just asking about the subjunctive. I'll be interested in the answer to that also!
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Old November 29, 2009, 10:05 AM
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right but doesn't hubiera gustado mean WOULD HAVE liked???? and y the subjunctive???? my intentions were just to say she wasn't a girl that liked me. no fue una chica q yo le gusté
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The subjuctive is used with verbs and expressions denoting an emotional reponse or value judgement:

Me alegro de que hayas tenido éxito
I'm glad you were successful

In the above example, there is nothing uncertain about the success - it has happened. But the 'alegro' requires a subjunctive.

Presumably, 'gustar' also expresses an emotional response.
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No era una chica a la que le gustara.

Look:

Era una chica a la que le gustaba.
Era una chica a la que no le gustaba.

No era una chica a la que le gustara.

Sometimes, in some sentences, subjunctive is used when you use the negative form. Actually I don't know the reason why this "no" at the beginning of the sentence provokes the change of the mode, but it's like this.

Te gusta el verbo... gustar, ¿verdad?
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My grammar book says the subjunctive is used with negated expressions of thinking or saying:

No creo que sea importante

But that doesn't explain the above.
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Old November 29, 2009, 02:33 PM
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There are some kind of sentences where subjunctive is used with the negative form as well:

- with imperative sentences:

Ven
No vengas.

- with some compound sentences when the subject of the main clause is different from the subordinate (well, in this case there isn't the negative form ):

A mí me gusta ir a pasear.
A mí me gusta que tú vayas a pasear.

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