liking

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liking(
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kihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (fondness)
a. el gusto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(to or for something)
To my great surprise, I have developed a liking for jogging.Para gran sorpresa mía, le he tomado gusto al jogging.
b. la afición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(to or for something)
The doctor said that a liking for too salty foods may be indicative of low zinc levels.El médico dijo que la afición a lo salado en exceso puede indicar niveles bajos de cinc.
c. la simpatía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(to or for someone)
Suddenly she realized she'd taken quite a liking to him, and would miss him terribly.De pronto se dio cuenta de que le había tomado mucha simpatía y lo echaría terriblemente de menos.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Late in life, my grandfather took a liking to football.Siendo ya mayor, mi abuelo se aficionó al fútbol americano.
She clearly has a liking for red. Her coat is red. Her lipstick is red. Even her hair is dyed red.Está claro que le gusta el rojo. Su abrigo es rojo. Su pintalabios es rojo. Hasta el pelo lo lleva teñido de rojo.
2. (satisfaction)
a. el gusto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Summers here are too hot for my liking.Los veranos de aquí son demasiado calurosos para mi gusto.
b. el agrado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The waiter asked if everything was to my liking.El mesero preguntó si todo era de mi agrado.
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liking
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
it's too sweet for my likinges demasiado dulce para mi gusto
is it to your liking?¿es de su agrado?
to have a liking for somethingser aficionado(a) a algo
to take a liking to somethingtomar or
to take a liking to somebodytomar or
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liking [ˈlaɪkɪŋ]
noun
(for thing) gusto (m);for por; afición (f);for a; (for person) simpatía (f); aprecio (m); (LAm)
to have a liking for sth ser aficionado or tener afición a algo; to have a liking for sb tener simpatía a algn; to be to sb's liking ser del gusto de algn; to take a liking to sth/to doing sth tomar or coger gusto a algo/a hacer algo; to take a liking to sb tomar or coger simpatía a algn; it's too strong for my liking para mí es demasiado fuerte; es demasiado fuerte para mi gusto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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