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A friend was describing some food she's making. I wanted to say "You're making me hungry" or "That makes me hungry." What's the proper way to say this?

My first thought was to say something like:

Me das hambre.

But I tried Google translate, and it gives (at least) three options, depending on the exact phrase I try to translate:

Google Translate thinks:

You're making me hungry. → Usted me está haciendo hambre.
You make me hungry. → Usted me hace hambre.
That makes me hungry. → Eso me da hambre.

Should I stick with Me das hambre, or should I try Me haces hambre?

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It's "me das hambre" or "me estás dando hambre", even "me está entrando hambre" without involving the other person specifically.

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+1 I would use "me está dando hambre" –  dusan Aug 5 '12 at 21:40
I'm happy to know my gut feeling was on the right track. :) –  Flimzy Aug 6 '12 at 18:48

It's not a literal traslation, but in my opinion this is the more appropriate:
"You're making me hungry" = "Estás haciendo que me dé hambre"
"That makes me hungry." = "Está haciendo que me dé hambre"

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Although you will be completely understood, I don't think it's 100% right since there's a subtle difference (as in English)

"(tú) me das hambre" = Yourself is making me hungry. "(ello) me da hambre" = something is making me hungry (listening to you talking about food)

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I've downvoted this because I don't agree with these subtle differences and examples. The examples are the same just changing the person, very confusing. –  JoulSauron Aug 9 '12 at 14:27
I'm sorry you didn't get it. I tried to downvote yours because I think it's actually wrong, but I'll have to wait until I have enough rep :) Thanks for the feedback though. –  Trap Aug 9 '12 at 15:27
Your difference is between "You're making me hungry" and "That's making me hungry." Which isn't what my question is really about. Or am I misunderstanding, too? –  Flimzy Aug 9 '12 at 18:22

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