I once used the phrase me gusta las colombianas. I was refering to a type of flamenco guitar style. But I was told that me gusta takes on another meaning when attached to a persons name or group of people. It’s more like I fancy – there’s almost a sexual sugestion. My advice is not to say me gusta tu madre to your new Spanish girlfriend. The expresion is me cae bien tu madre. When I googled las colombianas I found videos of scantily clad women, not guitar pieces. Me gusta or no me gusta? Hmmm..
Shakira is from Colombia. She writes and performs her own music. She is a philanthropist and political activist campaigning for education and peace. She can dance and act. She has met President Obama, the Dalai Lama and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, among others. Me cae bien Shakira.