GOSTAR is one of the verbs that you will use all the time.
And there is something different about it in that it is always (always) followed by a de.
Think of it like this: When you like something or someone, you like of them or it.
You like (of) fresh bread, for example.
You like (of) samba.
And if the de is followed by an article, o or a, they contract like this:
de + o = do
de + a = da
The only time the de isn't said is in casual conversation like this:
Do you like to travel?