be like

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be like(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to be the same as)
a. ser como
John loves his job so much that it is like a hobby for him.A John le encanta tanto su trabajo que es como un pasatiempo para él.
b. parecerse a
Brenda is like a rock star.Brenda se parece a una estrella de rock.
2. (used to ask for details about something or someone)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't know what Salamanca is like because I've never been there.No sé cómo es Salamanca porque no he estado nunca allí.
What's Isabel's boyfriend like? Is he nice?¿Cómo es el novio de Isabel? ¿Es simpático?
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to be something)
a. ser lo que se dice
How about we buy you a car as a birthday present? - That'd be like, totally sick.¿Qué te parecería que te regaláramos un carro para tu cumpleaños? - Eso sería lo que se dice genial.
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