to have a taste for, to like/enjoy/be fond of (food/drinks) [verb] [lustte, gelust] [‘lus-tun’] Iconspeaker_3

"Lusten" is only used in conjunction with food and drinks (or anything else that you think is edible or drinkable 🙂 ). This contrary to "houden van" which is also used for "to love somebody".

Mind that the past tense has two "t’s", this is because the stem ends with a ‘t’.

"Wil je een tomaat?" – "Nee, bedankt." – "O, lust je geen tomaten?"
("Would you like to have a tomato?" – "No, thank you." – "Oh, don’t you like tomatoes?")

"Leuk dat je komt eten! Heb je nog speciale eetwensen?" – "Nee, ik lust eigenlijk alles."
("How nice that you’re coming over for dinner! Do you have any special food requirements/wishes?" – "No, as a matter of fact I enjoy everything.")

– "Vroeger lustte ik geen witlof, nu vind ik het wel OK."
("I did not use to like chicory, now I think it’s quite OK.")

– "Ik zou wel een biertje lusten, en jij?" – "Nee, ik lust geen bier, doe maar een wijntje."
("I wouldn’t mind a beer, would you?" – "No, I don’t care for beer, I’ll have wine.)

– "Er pap van lusten": to enjoy someting greatly.
– "Hij zal ervan lusten": he is going to pay for this.
– "Zo lust ik er nog wel eentje": yeah right! (ironically).
– "Zo lust ik er nog wel een paar!": that’s enough now / are you finished? (after having had enough of somebody’s arguments/excuses).

Related words:
– "Iets vies vinden": to dislike something (food/drinks).
– "Lekker vinden": to find something tasty (in this context).
– "Smaken": to taste.
– "Eetlust": appetite.
– "Lust": desire, lust, joy.