How to talk about likes and dislikes.
LIKE (pronounced: laɪk)
Like when used as a verb means:
- to enjoy or get pleasure from (something).
- to regard (something) in a favourable way.
- to feel affection for (someone) : to enjoy being with (someone).
DISLIKE (pronounced: dɪslaɪk)
Dislike is the opposite of ‘like’ and means:
- A feeling of not liking or approving of something or someone.
- Something that you do not like, approve of, or enjoy.
There are various different ways of saying how you feel about something or somebody.
Here are just a few examples of likes and dislikes:
|I like people||I like swimming|
|I love animals||I love my Mother|
|I fancy a change.||I fancy going to the beach.|
|I enjoy your company.||I enjoy studying.|
|I’m crazy about Elvis.||I’m keen on gymnastics.|
|I’m very fond of my uncle and aunt.||I’m mad about chocolate.|
|I don’t like the winter.||I don’t like being cold.|
|I hate snakes.||I hate going to school.|
|I don’t fancy the new guy at work.||I don’t fancy going out with him.|
|I can’t stand too much noise.||I can’t stand being shouted at.|
|I can’t bear stupid jokes.||I can’t put up with laziness.|
|I can’t abide stupidity.||I’m tired of being a loser.|
|I’m fed up with the meals at school.||I’m sick of having to study every day.|
INDIFFERENCE (pronounced: ɪnd’ɪfərəns)
When we don’t really either like or dislike something, we say that we are indifferent.
Here are a few ways to say that you feel indifferent:
|Do you mind if I sit here?||No, I don’t mind at all.|
|Does my dog bother you?||No, dogs don’t bother me.|
|Which restaurant do you prefer?||It doesn’t make any difference.|
|What do you fancy eating?||It really doesn’t matter.|
|I rather fancy eating pizza.||It’s all the same to me. (Not very polite)|
|So, what would you like for dinner?||I don’t care! (Impolite)|
|Well, do you want pizza or not?.||I couldn’t care less. (Quite rude)|
Don’t forget: LIKE can also be used as a preposition, a conjunction, a noun, an adjective
and an adverb. Please study the following Posts and Articles on LIKE.
Like versus As – Posted 14th September 2014.
Like – Verb or Preposition – Posted 1st Jun 2014
Likes and Dislikes. – British Council.
Explanation of the verb ‘to like’. – Wiktionary.
Explanation of the verb ‘to dislike’. – Wiktionary.