You are probably familiar with verbs like gustar which are often used to express that you like something or someone. So how to express that you hate, detest, or dislike something in Spanish? Here in this lesson, we will show you how to say dislike in Spanish.
How to say dislike in Spanish? - Verbs of dislike
No me gusta
This is one of the most common ways to say you dislike something. You just need to negate gustar.
No me gusta lo que he visto - I don't like what I've seen
No me gusta nada bailar - I don’t like dancing at all
No me gusta la piña - I don't like pineapple
Me gusta vs No me gusta
Stronger still is the use of "disgustar". It's not as strong as its English cognate "disgust."
Los líderes de nuestro país abominan de la libertad de expresión - The leaders of our country despise freedom of expression.
Aborrecer - Detest/Loathe
Este sistema de justicia actual es un sistema que todos los ciudadanos lo aborrecemos - The current justice system is one that all of us citizens detest.
Me choca la música rap - I can't stand rap music.
Chocar is also ofen used as a transitive verb which means "to collide" in some different contexts.
El presidente condenó la actitud de la polcía - The president condemned the attitude of the police
I really dislike seeing you do that - Me desagrada mucho verte hacer eso
Detestar - Detest
Detesto la gente que se me cruce por delante en la carretera - I detest people who cut in front of me on the highway
Execrar - Loathe
Yo execraba las opiniones de mi profesor antes de comprenderlas - I loathed my teachers opinions before understanding them.
Mirar mal - Dislike
Mira mal a cualquier hombre que se me acerca - He dislikes any man who comes near me.
See also: Por vs para
Odiar - Hate
Mi madre odia los hospitales - My mother hates hospitals.
Above are some common words used to express dislike. And while the translation may give you an idea of the intensity of those verbs, choice of verbs or translation will depend on context. Follow our site to get instant Spanish to English translation and translation of multiple languages.