- 1 1.1 (similar to) he was like a father to meI want a hat like this onefue como un padre para míI heard a noise like (that of) a woman cryingquiero un sombrero como estethere was a sound like a distant explosionme pareció oír a una mujer llorandoshe's very like her motherse oyó como una explosión a lo lejosthat photo isn't like you at all!se parece mucho or es muy parecida a su madreshe said she was 40, but 50's more like itestás completamente distinta en esa fototry this one — now, that's more like it!dijo que tenía 40, pero más bien serían 50come on, stop crying! blow your nose! that's more like it! what's the food like at the hotel?prueba con este — ah, esto ya es otra cosawhat's she like as a teacher?¿cómo or [colloquial] qué tal es la comida en el hotel?you know what she's like in the mornings!¿cómo or [colloquial] qué tal es como profesora?she's always like thatya sabes cómo es por las mañanasher name's something like Georgina or Edwinasiempre es asíit cost £20, or something like thatse llama algo así como Georgina o EdwinaI've never known anything like it! there's nothing like a nice cup of tea!costó 20 libras o algo así or o algo por el estilo1.2 (typical of) See examples: that's not like her: she's normally so punctualno hay como una buena taza de téit's not like him to forgetes muy raro en ella porque suele ser muy puntualit's just like you to think of food¡qué raro que se le haya olvidado!1.3 (as well as) he, like all his brothers, became a sailor¡típico! or ¡cuándo no! ¡tú pensando en comida!
- 2 2.1 (indicating manner) See examples: like this/that hold it like thisdon't talk to me like that!¡agárralo así!2.2 (in same way as) don't treat me like a child!¡no me hables así!I love you like my own sonno me trates como a un niño2.3 (in typical manner) like the gentleman he was, he opened the door for mete quiero como si fueras mi hijocomo buen caballero, me abrió la puerta
- 1.1 (as if) See examples: she looks like she knows what she's doingthey stared at him like he was crazyparece que or da la impresión de que sabe lo que haceit sounds like they've already arrivedse quedaron mirándolo como si estuviera loco1.2 (as, in same way) you don't know him like I dopor lo que se oye, parece que ya han llegadotú no lo conoces como yoExample sentences
- I didn't like the idea of it, but the guy was just doing his job, like I was doing mine.
- The French bounced back really well, like we expected them to as Six Nations champions.
- When he came in from Saints last season he possibly expected people around him to think like he did.
- (similar thing, person) See examples:the likejudges, lawyers and the likeI've never seen/heard the like (of this)jueces, abogados y (otra) gente or (otras) personas por el estiloI doubt we shall ever see its/her like againnunca he visto/oído cosa igualhe doesn't mix with the likes of me/us [colloquial]dudo que volvamos a ver otro/otra igualno se codea con gente como yo/nosotrosExample sentences
- This is not just a movie, it is a cinematic experience the likes of which I have never seen before.
- You are playing a new breed of football, the likes of which the country has never seen.
- Hong Kong developers haven't seen the likes of this rental market since 1997.
- 2 (nearly) See examples:this film is nothing like as good as the firstif it's anything like as cold today …esta película no es tan buena como la primera ni mucho menoshave you finished? — nothing likecomo haga el mismo frío hoy …champagne? sparkling wine, more like!¿has terminado? — ni mucho menos or nada de eso or (River Plate area) [colloquial] ni miras¿champán? ¡dirás más bien vino espumante!
- 1 (enjoy, be fond of) See examples: I/we like tennisI/we like applesme/nos gusta el tenismy sister doesn't like catsme/nos gustan las manzanasdid you like the film?a mi hermana no le gustan los gatosI like you¿te gustó la película?she likes him, but she doesn't love himme gustasshe likes them tallle resulta simpático pero no lo quiereI'm not liked herele gustan (los hombres) altosI like that one betteraquí no se me quiereI like that one bestme gusta más eseprefiero esehow do you like your egg?el que más me gusta es eseI like my meat rare¿cómo quieres el huevo?how do you like my dress?me gusta la carne poco hechahow do you like that? he didn't even say thanks!¿qué te parece mi vestido?¿te gusta mi vestido?how would you like an ice-cream?¡habráse visto! or ¡qué te parece! no dio ni las graciashow would you like it if someone did that to you?¿quieres or (in Spain also) te apetece un helado?orchids like a damp climate¿a que no te gustaría or a que no te haría gracia que te lo hicieran a ti?I don't like the look of himlas orquídeas prefieren un clima húmedowe didn't like the look of the placeno me gusta su aspecto or [colloquial] la pinta que tieneI don't like it (one little bit)no nos gustó el aspecto del lugarI like it!esto no me gusta nada(joke)¡muy bueno!(suggestion)he wouldn't have liked it if he had lost¡buena idea!I like that! [ironic]no le hubiera hecho ninguna gracia perderI like his nerve! [ironic]¡muy bonito! [irónico]¡habráse visto!help yourself to as much as you like o all you like¡qué cara tiene!do as o what you likesírvete todo lo que quieras or (in Spain also) lo que te apetezcato likehaz lo que quieras or lo que te parezca
-ing/to + infinitiveI like dancingshe likes to have breakfast before eightme gusta bailarI like to think I speak French quite wellle gusta desayunar antes de las ochoI like to think of myself as fair-mindedyo creo que hablo bastante bien el francésI'd like to think he didn't do it on purposeme considero una persona justashe didn't like to ask her parents for moneyquiero creer que no lo hizo a propósitoI don't like to mention it, but …no quiso pedirles dinero a sus padresto like somebodyno quiero (tener que) decírtelo pero … -ing/to + infinitiveshe likes everybody running around after herwe like him to write to us every so oftenle gusta que todo el mundo ande alrededor de ellanos gusta que nos escriba de vez en cuandoExample sentences
- He was one of those kids who was good looking, clever, good at sport and liked by everybody.
- I'm liking Craig Ferguson more and more as time goes by.
- One thing I particularly like about living here is that it's dead quiet at night.
- 2(in requests, wishes)we would just like to say how grateful we arewould you like a cup of tea/me to help you?queríamos decirle lo agradecidos que estamosI should like you to have it¿quieres una taza de té/que te ayude?I'd like two melons, pleasequerría or me gustaría que te lo quedaras(me da) dos melones, por favorExample sentences
- However, as I work flat out, it's difficult to find as much time as I'd like for this.
- He was very special to me and I would like for everybody to know what a wonderful man he was.
- I have nothing against Mick and would have liked him to stay on as manager until the end of the season.
- (something liked) See examples:her/his likes and dislikessus preferencias or gustoslo que le gusta y no le gustaExample sentences
- Explain anything the babysitter needs to know about your child, such as bedtime or feeding routines, ways to comfort and likes and dislikes.
- Before getting married, we didn't know each other's likes and dislikes, each other's desires to have or not have children, and each other's desires as to state of residency.
- Joanne, a dementia nurse, noticed that the most anxious and volatile of her charges became calm and happy when their individual likes and dislikes were noticed and respected.
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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.